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Nevada OSHA FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our Nevada OSHA courses and training requirements for Nevada workers. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact our support team for assistance.

Nevada OSHA General Information

How do I file a Nevada OSHA complaint?

You can report workplace hazards to Nevada OSHA in a number of ways: online, by phone or by mail. Nevada OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program prevents employers from punishing workers who submit a complaint.

Use OSHA’s Online Complaint Form to report an issue online. To submit a complaint by phone or mail, use the contact info below.

Southern Nevada

(702) 486-9020

Nevada OSHA
3360 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Northern Nevada

(775) 688-3700

Nevada OSHA
4600 Kietzke Lane, Building F, Suite 153
Reno, NV 89502

Who does Nevada OSHA apply to?

The Nevada State Plan outlines workplace safety and health requirements that apply to nearly every private sector business in the state. An increasing number of employers now require workers to complete 10- or 30-hour OSHA training and additional training on topics specific to Nevada OSHA.

However, certain workplaces are exempt from Nevada OSHA, including:

  • Maritime employment (shipyard employment, marine terminals and longshoring)
  • Contract workers and contractor-operated facilities engaged in U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail operations
  • Contractors and subcontractors on land under exclusive federal jurisdiction
  • Private-sector employment on military facilities and bases
  • Employment on Indian land
  • All working conditions of aircraft cabin crew members onboard aircraft in operation
  • Any hazard, industry, geographical area, operation or facility over which the state is unable to effectively exercise jurisdiction for reasons not related to the required performance or structure of the plan.

Who enforces Nevada OSHA compliance?

Nevada OSHA, operated by the state’s Division of Industrial Relations, enforces compliance with state-specific safety and health requirements. To ensure safe conditions for Nevada workers, Nevada OSHA frequently inspects jobsites for hazards and violations.

Nevada OSHA inspections may be regularly scheduled or conducted in response to a worker complaint, referral, jobsite fatality or imminent danger report.

Which standards are unique to the Nevada OSHA State Plan?

Safety and health standards found in the Nevada State Plan are at least as strict as those found in federal OSHA standards. In addition, the State Plan includes standards and regulations specific to Nevada.

State-specific OSHA standards include:

  • General Industry
    • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
    • Communication Towers
  • Construction
    • Cranes
    • Steel Erection
    • Asbestos

What is the difference between Nevada OSHA and federal OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. At the federal level, OSHA creates standards that ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers all over the country. Some states, such as Nevada, have created State Plans. These plans are OSHA-approved workplace safety and health programs that the state individually operates.

Nevada OSHA has adopted a number of unique standards, including some with specific requirements for written safety programs, control of asbestos, photovoltaic systems and more.

Nevada OSHA Training

Who needs Nevada OSHA training?

All private-sector employees and employers in Nevada are required to comply with Nevada OSHA regulations. As a result, workers and supervisors across multiple industries, including construction, entertainment, cannabis and convention services are required to complete OSHA training that addresses workplace safety and health topics specific to Nevada OSHA.

What are the testing requirements for Nevada OSHA training?

The Nevada OSHA portion of the course includes 12 end-of-module quizzes and a final exam. Each quiz has five questions, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to score 80% or higher.

The final exam contains 20 questions and has a time limit of 180 minutes. To pass the exam, you must earn a score of 70% or higher. Like the quizzes, you can retake the exam as many times as needed until you pass.

Our Nevada OSHA courses are combined with a 10- or 30-hour OSHA Outreach course that addresses important safety and health topics related to federal OSHA requirements. See the OSHA Outreach Training section below to learn more about testing requirements for 10- or 30-hour OSHA training.

When will I receive my Nevada OSHA certificate?

Once you have successfully completed Nevada OSHA training, your certificate of completion will be available for instant download. You can provide the certificate to your employer as proof of training.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The Nevada OSHA course takes at least three hours to complete. You’ll learn about a number of important topics for Nevada workers, including:

  • Introduction to federal OSHA and Nevada OSHA
  • Worker and Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Written Safety Programs
  • OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Training Requirements
  • Control of Asbestos
  • Operating Cranes
  • Manufacture and Use of Explosives
  • Manufacturing, Handling and Storing Ammonium Perchlorate
  • Photovoltaic System Projects
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Workplace Violence Prevention in Medical Facilities
  • OSHA and Nevada OSHA Resources

Does the Nevada OSHA online training course expire?

Yes. Students must complete Nevada OSHA training within 180 days of registering for the course. Your exact date of expiration is listed on your “My Account” page.

OSHA Outreach Training

What is OSHA Outreach training?

The OSHA Outreach Training Program teaches workers how to identify and avoid common safety and health risks in the workplace. It also explains employer responsibilities and workers' rights under federal OSHA. This training is available in industry-specific versions for construction and general industry.

OSHA 10-hour courses are designed for entry-level workers, and 30-hour courses are designed for supervisors and workers with safety roles or responsibilities.

What are the testing requirements for OSHA Outreach training?

Each course module ends with a brief quiz. To continue to the next section, you need to score at least 70% on the quiz. You have up to three attempts to pass each quiz.

If you do not pass any given quiz in three tries, you will be locked out of the course and will need to contact our support team to resume your training. Three unlocks are permitted throughout the duration of the course. If you are locked out of the course four times, you will be required to reregister for the course and restart your training.

After you complete all course modules, you will have 180 minutes to pass the 20-question final exam. You have up to three attempts to pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher. If you do not achieve a passing score after three attempts, you will need to re-register for the course and start from the beginning.

How long will it take to complete OSHA Outreach training?

OSHA Outreach training is available in a 10-hour and 30-hour version. For both courses, OSHA has mandated that students spend no more than 7.5 hours per day in OSHA Outreach training. This means it will take you at least two days to complete 10-hour OSHA training and at least four days to complete 30-hour OSHA training.

When will I receive my OSHA DOL card?

Once you have successfully completed OSHA-authorized Outreach training, you can instantly download and print your certificate of completion. You can provide the certificate to your employer as proof of training while you wait for your OSHA card to arrive by mail.

Your official OSHA DOL wallet card is printed on durable plastic and will arrive approximately six to eight weeks after you complete your training.

Will my OSHA card expire?

No, your OSHA Outreach certificate and OSHA DOL card will never expire. However, some employers require workers to complete refresher training every few years to stay up to date on workplace safety and health protocols. You should speak to your employer for more information on refresher training requirements.

For more information on OSHA Outreach training, visit our OSHA training FAQs page.