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A Stute Observation: Re-Examining Washington’s Enforcement of Workplace Safety Regulations

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-23T18:34:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-23T18:34:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation 93 Wash. L. Rev. 1533 (2018) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1841
dc.description Volume 93, no.3, October 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In 1973, the Washington State Legislature enacted the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. The stated purpose of the Act was to ensure safe working conditions for the working men and women of Washington. Seventeen years later, the Washington State Supreme Court held that general contractors are per se liable for the WISHA violations of their subcontractors. However, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries has adopted a policy of citing general contractors for subcontractor violations only in limited circumstances. This Comment first outlines the development of worker safety laws in Washington, then examines the effects of the Department’s policy at both the administrative and appellate level. Finally, this Comment argues that the Department’s policy is contrary to the governing law and should be altered to be in line with the law, avoid potential confusion on appeal, and fulfill the purpose of WISHA: to protect Washington’s workers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title A Stute Observation: Re-Examining Washington’s Enforcement of Workplace Safety Regulations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2018 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US

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