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Reno Cab Company only business cited by Nevada OSHA for COVID safety last week

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 16:14:13-04

NEVADA (KTNVO — One Nevada business was cited by the state last week for violations of required COVID-19 workplace health and safety measures.

According to the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Reno Cab Company has received an $8,501 penalty for lack of face coverings and social distancing.

PREVIOUS WEEKS: Nevada businesses facing fines for violating coronavirus safety rules

Read the full report for the week beginning Oct. 12 below.

Reno Cab Company
475 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502
Penalty: $8,501
Violation Summary:

Lack of face coverings not being worn by employees and social distancing requirements were not being enforced within the company’s office facilities

Nevada OSHA has issued a total of 172 notices of citation and penalty related to violations of required COVID-19 health and safety measures in effect since mid-March.

OBSERVATION FINDINGS: INITIAL

Since observations began in late-June to determine compliance with mandated health and safety measures under the Governor’s Declaration of Emergency Directive 024 and Nevada OSHA’s Guidance for Roadmap to Recovery, DIR officials have conducted 9,293 initial visits at business establishments finding a cumulative 89 percent statewide compliance rate, a 90 percent compliance rate in northern Nevada and 87 percent compliance in southern Nevada.

During the week beginning Oct. 12, officials conducted 163 initial visits across the state at a wide range of business sectors finding a 96% compliance rate statewide. Eighteen of the 21 business categories were 100% complaint. The three business categories with less-than-perfect compliance during the week of Oct. 12 include:

  • Convenience stores, 8 observations- 88 percent compliance
  • Restaurants, 27 observations- 89 percent compliance
  • Other, 19 observations- 90 percent compliance

OBSERVATION FINDING: FOLLOW UP

Since observations to determine compliance with mandated health and safety measures began, DIR officials have conducted 1,720 follow up visits finding a cumulative 96 percent statewide compliance rate with a 97 percent compliance rate in northern Nevada, and 93 percent in the south.

During the week beginning October 12, officials conducted 38 follow-up visits finding 100 percent compliance.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

The Division’s Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) also offers free consultations to businesses to help them understand and implement the requirements in order to comply with the health and safety guidance and directives for all businesses, and specific requirements for each industry. SCATS can be reached by calling 1-877-4SAFENV