In an article published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 for Construction Executive, Courtney Paulk and Kelly Bundy discuss how employers can establish an “unpreventable employee misconduct” defense amid alleged Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations.
According to Courtney and Kelly, just because an employee broke the rules and did not follow safety procedure, it does not mean the employer is off the hook for liability. Click to learn their six tips for employers to establish and succeed in unpreventable employee misconduct defense.
2018 was a strong year for the construction industry. Despite a labor shortage and some uncertainty regarding material costs, construction professionals remain optimistic that the trend of growth will continue in 2019. Below we identify eight trends we expect to carry forward into the new year.
A recent decision from a New York court provides the OSHA Review Commission with potentially unlimited "look back" ability when assessing potential repeat violations, and the decision may have implications in Virginia.
Employers faced with possible OSHA violations often want to shift blame to an unruly employee. This is called the defense of â€œunpreventable employee misconduct.â€ An employer is not relieved of responsibility simply because an employee did not follow the rules. In order to assert this defense effectively, an employer should take note of these four tips.
An OSHA inspector just completed an inspection of your worksite. What steps should you take now?
We previously discussed on the blog what to do before an OSHA inspector arrives on site. But what should a contractor do during an OSHA inspection? The following are several tips that will help an OSHA inspection go as smoothly as possible.
Most contractors have at least considered (maybe with dread) what may happen if an OSHA inspector arrives at a jobsite. But many contractors fail to do all they can to prepare for an inspection before the inspector arrives. Here are five key tips to ensure that you are prepared.
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