Articles in Safety

WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH EMPLOYERS OVER THEIR WORKERS’ COMP IMMUNITY

Date: September 24th, 2014

Last week the Washington Supreme Court held in favor of employer immunity under Washington’s workers’ compensation program in a case closely watched by Washington’s construction and business communities. The case involves employer liability for asbestos exposure 28 years ago, but the Supreme Court’s decision will … Read More »

WASHINGTON COURT OF APPEALS LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS

Date: May 8th, 2012
Categories: Contracts, Safety

In Washington, a general contractor can be sued by any project employee for failure to comply with WISHA regulations. Likewise, project owners and developers can be sued for failing to comply with WISHA regulations to the extent they act like general contractors on a project. … Read More »

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2010 WSDOT STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

The 2010 WSDOT Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction contain numerous changes from the 2008 version. WSDOT’s 2010 changes focus on enhanced safety and environmental protection and attempt to address issues associated with the presently high unemployment rate in the construction industry. Before … Read More »