Once upon a time, the term “disaster” meant an explosion, crane or building collapse, or other deadly accident Continue »
The industry has become even more sophisticated in managing contractors, but as long as humans are involved, errors will occur. Many construction cases involve OSHA citations based on another contractor’s alleged violations. Continue »
The construction industry is faced with a significant shortage of employees ranging from craft workers to safety professionals, with the problem expected to become much worse. In order to attract women to construction, the industry must create a workplace where they can succeed. Continue »
Labor lawyers often hear, “that just won’t work in the real world” and are accused of being impractical, especially regarding civility and professionalism in the workplace. “People cuss, people tease, language has changed, snark is in. Do you want a frigid workplace? Lighten up.” The fact is, these things make employment law claims more likely. Continue »
Managing construction safety risks requires more than recognizing the most frequently cited OSHA standards or focusing on reducing the experience modification rate (EMR) and injury and illness rates. Continue »
Should construction employers worry less about employee discrimination claims than employers in other industries?