Updated COVID-19 Guidance from NVOSHA
Effective: January 20,2023
According to its Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Nevada Businesses, the May 20, 2022 Guidance requiring development and implementation of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan is no longer in effect.
However, the January 20, 2023, Guidance indicates that COVID-19 remains a recognized health hazard in the workplace. Under the General Duty Clause, employers must provide employment “free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm” to employees.
To adhere to the January 20, 2023, Guidance, Members should:
Evaluate the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Incorporate methods used to identify, analyze and control COVID-19 exposure into theirWritten Workplace Safety Plans.
Provide 29 CFR 1910.143 Appendix D, Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard, to any employee voluntarily using a N95/KN95 mask in the workplace. A copy of Appendix D is included in the Guidance as Attachment 1.
If the Member is a covered healthcare employer, continue to follow Recordkeeping and Reporting requirements in 29 CFR 1910.502(q)(2), (q)(3), and (r). An explanation of Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Healthcare Employers is included in the Guidance as Attachment 2.
For more detailed information, please see NVOSHA’s full Guidance here