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Las Vegas Sun calls for State OSHA Overhaul

In a strongly worded editorial, the Las Vegas Sun called today for an overhaul of the state's OSHA program:

"The state has to send a strong signal that business as usual isn’t acceptable anymore. With more people and resources, Nevada OSHA could institute better training, more programs to help employers improve their safety records and tougher enforcement to ensure compliance. Nevada OSHA, as well, has to maintain the will to impose fines when warranted and not bow to pressure from companies to reduce penalties.

The attitude toward worker safety must change, and to do that lawmakers should be committed to creating an agency that fosters safe working conditions. Nevada’s workers deserve it."

Read the full editorial here.



OSHA 10 or 30 hour training on certain government funded jobs (such as stimulus projects) is now mandatory in six states (NY, MA, NH, RI, CT & MO). There is currently similar pending legislation in the process in the state of Nevada. Since becoming required by these other states, online OSHA training is one of the types of learning that has really taken off. A person may receive their OSHA 10 or 30 hour training card by taking their online OSHA 10 hour training and 30 hour training courses at sites like or at . They receive quality training accepted by OSHA for online delivery, and receive the same exact OSHA wallet card as if they took the course live. This has really opened the door for many companies who could not justify an on site class due to cost or logistical challenges, and has really helped out individuals who wanted the OSHA training just for themselves. Very economical when compared to on site OSHA training, too. So don't wait too long to get your training, as it may soon be mandatory for the job.