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Managing the Risk of an On-site Injury to a Subcontractor’s Employee

By: Jessica C. Neufeld In Texas, when an employee of a down-stream subcontractor is injured on a project site, an up-stream contractor is uniquely vulnerable to a lawsuit by that employee for negligence. The project owner is more or less protected by a statutory immunity derived from owning the premises. …

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Back to the Future

Written by: J. D. Slaughter, P.E., Vice President at S&B Engineers and Constructors Is safety number one? Our industry’s safety record has been improving since OSHA was formed and really got into gear in the 80’s when the industrial owners collectively demanded both process and construction safety become our top …

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New OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Creates Series of Problems

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in reaction to the release of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, commonly referred to as “electronic recordkeeping.” “OSHA created a rule that does nothing to achieve its stated goal of …

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