New Requirement for 10- or 30-Hour Safety and Health Training for the Nevada Entertainment Industry

As of 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 30-hour (supervisory employee) safety and health general industry course and receive a completion card within 15 days of hire.  The new requirement applies to workers 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, which 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- and 30-hour classes provide training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in general industry workplaces, and must be taught by instructors who are currently authorized by OSHA to deliver these classes.

For more information on OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes, visit the OSHA Training Center FAQ webpage.


  1. Though the new OSHA rule is being challenged in court, it has not yet caused a delay in the implementation date. That means employers are required to comply with the new silica exposure rule by June 23, 2017, for work at construction sites and June 23, 2018, for exposure levels in precast plants.

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