Nevada OSHA issues fines following Trump rally

Nevada OSHA has issued over $5,000 in fines following a Donald Trump rally in Northern Nevada last month.

Douglas County was fined $2,950 and ABS Aviation, Inc. was fined $2,603 last week in connection to the “Great American Comeback Event” at the Minden-Tahoe Airport which took place on Sept. 12, the state Department of Business and Industry confirms.

Each was penalized for:

Public attendance to a live event was held without the submission of a safety plan for approval by the Division of Industrial Relations

Also cited last week, 95 Motorsports Complex, LLC in Fernley. That business was fined $2,603 for a live event.

Three citations for violations of required COVID-19 workplace health and safety measures were issued last week by the Division of Industrial Relations’ Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Agency officials monitor and enforce compliance through in-field observations and through investigations opened in response to complaints and referrals filed with OSHA.

The citations were issued after an investigation was initiated as a result of a complaint or referral filed with Nevada OSHA alleging noncompliance with the requirement to submit a Preparedness and Safety Plan to the Division of Industrial Relations for approval prior to the event. Each of the citations issued below occurred while the Declaration of Emergency Directive 02 was in effect, which limited gatherings to no more than 50 people and required submission and approval of a plan for live events to the Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations.

Declaration of Emergency Directive 033, which supersedes Directive 021, requires events occurring after October 1 with attendance exceeding 250 to submit a Preparedness and Safety Plan approved by the local health district to the Division for review prior to the event. A Preparedness and Safety Plan Submission Guide and other information related to Directive 033 can be found on the Nevada Health Response website.

Douglas County
1146 Airport Road, Minden, NV 89423
Penalty: $ 2,950
Violation Summary: Public attendance to a live event was held without the submission of a safety plan for approval by the Division of Industrial Relations

ABS Aviation, Inc.
1146 Airport Road, Minden, NV 89423
Penalty: $ 2,603
Violation Summary: Public attendance to a live event was held without the submission of a safety plan for approval by the Division of Industrial Relations

95 Motorsports Complex, LLC
1965 South Hwy 95A, Fernley, NV 89408
Penalty: $2,603
Violation Summary: Public attendance to a live event was held without the submission of a safety plan for approval by the Division of Industrial Relations

Nevada OSHA has issued a total of 175 notices of citation and penalty related to violations of required COVID-19 health and safety measures in effect since mid-March.

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