February 8, 2020
Specialty Contractors

Reliance on Specialty and Expert Contractors for OSHA Compliance Must Be Reasonable.

Employers are entitled to rely on expert or specialty contractors to ensure compliance with OSHA standards—but only when that reliance is reasonable. The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently clarified that reliance is not reasonable when the employer—by way of expertise, control, and time—should foresee danger to its employees.