Yerington, NN – August 19, 2020 Lyon County Manager Jeff Page, Sheriff Frank Hunewill and Undersheriff Ed Kilgore conducted a conference call with the Nevada OSHA Officials. Lyon County requested the meeting to learn the OSHA processes for compliance with Emergency Directives related to COVID-19.
Lyon County officials learned that OSHA Inspectors will have State issued identification and will present it. OSHA does not allow the I.D. to be photographed for security purposes.
OSHA has provided Lyon County with their process to address COVID-19 compliance and their Guidance for Operating a Business in Phase 2. Businesses can find copies of these directives at: http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Nevada_OSHA_COVID-19_Resource_Page/
Lyon County was pleased that OSHA’s ultimate goal is compliance with COVID-19 Emergency Directives and issuing citations is the last step if a business insists with being non-compliant.
Lyon County urges all businesses to become familiar with the Emergency Directives that apply to them and to implement the required safety precautions as directed by the State of Nevada.
Businesses with questions, concerns or complaints about the OSHA process are urged to contact OSHA. Lyon County wants to remind all businesses that the men and women that work for OSHA did not create these requirements and they are in your business as part of their job. These men and women are doing their job as directed by Nevada law and Emergency Directives.
Lyon County urges all to be civil when entering a business and recognize that the man or woman behind the counter, serving food, bagging groceries, etc. is doing their job. They did not create the laws or directives but they are being responsible in ensuring their business is compliant with COVID-19 directives.
Lyon County understands that these are trying times and urges understanding that our neighbors, friends, families and strangers are struggling just as we are.