Multi-Employer Worksites

Federal OSHA requires primary contractors to ensure that their subcontractors also meet OSHA workplace safety requirements. However, here in Utah in 2014, the Utah Supreme Court rejected the Federal OSHA Multi-Employer Worksite Safety Doctrine. You should determine if similar legal findings have challenged multi-employer work sites in your location. According to an article in EHS Today, “The Court concluded that Utah employers are not responsible for the safety of their subcontractors… With the decision, the court rejected the federal labor law known as the multi-employer worksite doctrine. With the decision, the court rejected the federal labor law known as the multi-employer worksite doctrine, which holds a general contractor accountable for the safety of all employees on a worksite, including those of subcontractors. The court asserted that the federal doctrine is ‘incompatible with the governing Utah statute.’”

may wish to See: http://ehstoday.com/safety/utah-supreme-court-rejects-multi-employer-worksite-safety-doctrine.

 

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