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Mandatory 10/30 Hour Safety and Health Course for the Entertainment Industry (AB190)

The Governor of Nevada recently signed Assembly Bill 190 requiring OSHA 10- and 30-hour training for the Entertainment Industry.

Starting January 1, 2018, the State of Nevada will require specific workers in the entertainment industry to complete an OSHA 10 hour (non-supervisory employee) or an OSHA 30 hour (supervisory employee) safety and health general industry course and receive a completion card within 15 days of hire.

The specific workers are ones whose primary occupation on site falls into one of these categories:

  • Theatrical scenery, rigging or props
  •  Wardrobe, hair or makeup
  •  Audio, camera, projection, video or lighting equipment
  • Any other items or parts which are related to or components of the items described in 1, 2 or 3 and which are used for on in conjunction with the presentation or production of:
    • Live entertainment
    • Filmmaking or photography, including without limitation, motion pictures
    • Television programs, including, without limitation, live broadcasts, closed-circuit broadcasts or videotape recordings and playback
    • Sporting Events
    • Theatrical performances

This requirement will not apply to volunteers or any other persons who are not paid to perform work on a site.

“Site” is defined as a theater where live entertainment is performed, a sound stage, a showroom, a lounge, an arena or a remote site which has been designated as a location for the production of a motion picture or television program.

“OSHA 10 or 30-hour course” is a course of general industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor.

“Trainer” of the OSHA 10- or-30 hour course means a person who is currently authorized by OSHA as a trainer, including, without limitation, a person who has completed the OSHA 501, the trainer course in OSHA Standards for General Industry and has been issued an OSHA trainer card.

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) provides 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction classes. There is an $8.00 OSHA card processing fee per participant.  For a schedule of classes or to sign-up, check online or call 877.472.3368.