The Nevada Contractors Association is dedicated to the industry and will continue to monitor the situations as it develops. The safety and health of our members and employees is our utmost importance during this pandemic, making best practices essential to ensure that we continue essential construction work while limiting risk to all involved. Please continue to take proactive measures to limit the risk to your employees.
Resources & Updates
Manhole elevations are required to be verified for proper elevations by a Nevada Licensed Surveyor. The inverts must be shot and recorded on the Manhole Base Survey Data Form. This form shall be stamped, signed, and submitted to the inspector for approval as part of the manhole inspection in the field.
April 20 OSHA Revised Guidance to Construction (April 20, 2020).
COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce (Spanish). (April 21, 2020).
COVID-19 Guidance for the Manufacturing Industry Workforce (Spanish). (April 16, 2020).
COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce (Spanish). (April 13, 2020).
COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Workers (Spanish). (April 8, 2020).
Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Spanish). (March 2020).
*NEW* Modified OSHA Construction Guidance 6-Feet Social Distancing
Nevada OSHA guidelines have been modified for the construction industry in instances when 6-feet social distancing cannot be followed. Please view protocols to be followed.
COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down
Construction companies throughout Nevada joined in this unified, statewide effort to help educate our work crews about the critical role safety and health plays during this global crisis. As an industry, we have an obligation on our job sites to ensure every individual understands the policies and procedures to keep us safe during the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you to continue these important meetings to help flatten the curve and keep our teams safe!
We encourage you to use this template COVID-19 Action Plan and Health Assessment Form to distribute to field operations and management within your offices. Additionally, you are encouraged to use this Toolbox Talk to aid in your discussions.
Let's get social, the safe way! Send us your Safety Stand-Down pics and tag us on social media with #StayingSafe4NV
Bryce Wisan, CPA, CCIFP
Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
9139 W. Russell Rd., Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89148-1250
T 702.726.6215 | C 702.445.2175 | F 702.304.0415
CARES Act Analysis for Construction
A comprehensive analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as passed by the U.S. Senate on March 25, 2020.
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID 19
OSHA made available guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID 19.
More Guidance from US DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) on Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The new guidance includes two new posters, one for federal workers and one for all other employees, that will fulfill notice requirements for employers obligated to inform employees about their rights under this new law. It also includes questions and answers about posting requirements, and a Field Assistance Bulletin describing WHD’s 30-day non-enforcement policy. The new guidance addresses critical issues such as whether employers may post required notice electronically, whether employers must provide notice of this law to recently laid-off individuals, when FFCRA applies to federal workers and when enforcement of the new rules will begin.
OSHA COVID-19 Letter- Construction Industry
In recent days the administration of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA) has conducted intermittent surveys of active construction sites in Nevada. Due to the results of the survey, NVOSHA has provided guidelines for construction operations.
Proactive Measures for Addressing COVID-19 Questionnaire (PDF)
Proactive Measures for Addressing COVID-19 Questionnaire (Editable)
Every construction project is unique and what is feasible and appropriate for anyone project will depend on its unique characteristics. The questions that construction contractors may want to ask of all employees, visitors, and vendors, prior to allowing them to enter any one job site is available for your use.
AGC of America- Navigating the Outbreak: An Eight-Part Webinar Series on the Factors that Construction Companies Need to Consider, as They Strive for Business Continuity
A webinar will be held daily from Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, April 1 with a start time of 2:00 PM EDT.
Topics will include legal liabilities, insurance challenges, labor and safety policies that should be put in place and what to expect out of Washington. Each webinar will take a deep dive into specific topics and feature AGC staff and outside expert speakers.
Pricing: Members – Bundle Eight-Part Webinar Series – FREE | Non-Members – Bundle Eight-Part Webinar Series – $599
US DOL Publishes New Federal Paid Leave Guidance Families First Corona Virus Response Act
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.
The guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.
NV Governor Executive Order on Business Closure
On March 20, 2020, Governor Sisolak made his suggested closing of non-essential businesses mandatory. An Executive Order was also issued shortly after the press conference. Section 6 specifically mentions Construction as an industry that can continue to operate while also outlining steps our industry must take in order to be compliant. It is encouraged for you to review these guidelines.
Essential Businesses List- Office of Labor Commissioner
Construction is considered an essential industry and, pending any further developments, we plan to continue with business as usual. We continue to work with permitting and inspection agencies to ensure that projects can proceed in a timely manner. We also understand that in order to be successful we must continue to receive materials and supplies from our subcontractors and vendors and we appreciate their efforts to fulfill demand.
OSHA Guidelines for Construction
This memorandum provides guidelines for the management of staff and labor in the mining, construction, and manufacturing industry sectors. We encourage you to make the necessary adjustments in order to comply with state requirements.
NCA Toolbox Talk COVID-19 (PDF)
NCA Toolbox Talk COVID-19 (editable)
Please continue to take proactive measures to limit the risk to employees. Best practices are essential to ensure that we continue essential construction work while limiting risk to all involved. Thank you for all you do to improve our industry and keep our workforce safe.
Summary of Paid Leave Mandates
President Trump signed into law new paid leave mandates that will take effect on April 2, 2020, and sunset on December 31, 2020. Nearly 7,000 AGC members from around the nation sent about 14,000 emails to their U.S. Senators in opposition to these mandates—the highest grassroots engagement on any issue we have seen in at least a decade. Thank you all for your efforts in pushing those action alerts. We will continue to press for avenues to make such improvements via legislative and regulatory means.