Nev. Admin. Code § 618.6434 - Powers and duties of inspector
Current through October 13, 2021
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NAC 618.6434 Powers and duties of inspector. (NRS 618.295)
1. At the beginning of an inspection, an inspector shall:
(a) Present his or her credentials to the owner, operator or agent in charge at the place of employment to be inspected;
(b) Explain the nature and purpose of the inspection;
(c) Indicate generally the scope of the inspection; and
(d) Designate the records the inspector wishes to review, but such a designation does not preclude access to additional records.
2. An inspector may take environmental samples and take or obtain photographs related to the purpose of the inspection, employ other reasonable investigative techniques in conducting the inspection, and question privately any employer, owner, agent or employee of the place of employment being inspected. As used in this subsection, the phrase “employ other reasonable investigative techniques” includes, without limitation, the use of devices to measure the exposure of employees to hazardous elements and the attachment of personal sampling equipment such as dosimeters, pumps, badges and other similar devices to employees to monitor the exposure of the employees.
3. In taking photographs and sampling, an inspector shall take such reasonable precautions as are necessary to ensure that his or her actions with any flash, spark-producing or other type of equipment is not hazardous. An inspector shall comply with all safety and health rules established by the employer for that place of employment, and shall wear and use appropriate protective clothing and equipment.
4. An inspection must be conducted in such a manner as to preclude unreasonable disruption of the operations of the place of employment being inspected.
5. At the conclusion of the inspection, an inspector shall confer with the employer or the employer’s representative to advise the employer or representative informally of any apparent safety or health violations disclosed by the inspection. During such a conference, the inspector shall afford the employer or the employer’s representative the opportunity to bring to the attention of the inspector any pertinent information regarding conditions at the place of employment.
(Added to NAC by Div. of Occupational Safety & Health, eff. 8-26-83; A by Div. of Industrial Relations by R109-00, 9-6-2001)