Overview of Requirements for Entertainment
Why, Who, and What?
In 2019 the Nevada Legislature enacted a requirement for those persons involved in entertainment industry to take training designed to help keep them safe from workplace illnesses and injuries in their workplaces. The training that was selected was the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations 10 and 30 Hour General Industry Course. The 10 Hour card is required for those involved in accomplishing activities in the entertainment industry and the 30 hour card is required for those who supervise them.
Proof of Training?
If you as a worker (10-hour card) or supervisory employee (30-hour card) fails to present your employer with a current and valid completion card for an OSHA-10 or 30 hour General Industry Course as required by the NRS within 15 days of hire, your employer is required to suspend or terminate your employment. All OSHA 10 and 30 hour cards issued after 01/01/2020 in the state of Nevada are required by the NRS to be entered in to a verification data base by the trainer completing the training. The button above will take you to the verification site.
What the Law Says
If you as a worker (10-hour card) or supervisory employee (30-hour card) fails to present your employer with a current and valid completion card for an OSHA-10 or 30 hour General Industry Course as required by the NRS within 15 days of hire, your employer is required to suspend or terminate your employment. Unless you are a worker who is employed by a single employer for a period of less than 15 consecutive days or you are a volunteer or any other person who is not paid to perform work on a site.
“Worker” means a person whose primary occupation is to perform work on a site, including, without limitation, the construction, installation, maintenance, operation, repair or removal of:
1. Theatrical scenery, rigging or props;
2. Wardrobe, hair or makeup;
3. Audio, camera, projection, video or lighting equipment; or
4. Any other items or parts which are related to or components of the items described in subsection 1, 2 or 3 and which are used for or in conjunction with the presentation or production of:
(a) Live entertainment;
(b) Filmmaking or photography, including, without limitation, motion pictures;
(c) Television programs, including, without limitation, live broadcasts, closed-circuit broadcasts or videotape recordings and playback;
(d) Sporting events; or
(e) Theatrical performances.