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Criminal Liability for Jobsite Construction Accidents

Learn best practices for overseeing construction project personnel to protect against accidents giving rise to criminal liability.

Concern for safety is apparent on construction projects throughout the country and world, as evidenced by daily/weekly construction briefings and the familiar signs that track how many days since a work accident. Those that work in the construction industry know firsthand the dangers and want to see their co-workers go home safely to their families after a long day. In addition, time is money in this business. Safe projects are more likely to be profitable projects due to lack of delays and prevention of claims for jobsite injuries. For employers, criminal liability for jobsite construction accidents is more and more a concern with high profile incidents dotting the headlines. This topic will help those responsible for hiring, training, staffing and overseeing construction project personnel understand how first to establish and implement hiring processes with an eye toward limited exposure to jobsite accidents giving rise to criminal liability, explain the methods of assessing risks during both the preconstruction and construction stages, and how to document such risks, and will highlight compliance with federal and state laws addressing worksite accidents.

Runtime: 101 minutes
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Agenda

Overview of Jobsite Construction Accidents Implicating Criminal Investigations

New Hire Training Processes

  • Understanding the Reality That Less-Experienced Workers Increase the Likelihood of a Workplace Accident
  • Implementing Outside the Box Processes, Like Site-Specific Orientation With Job Hazard Analysis and Site-Specific Safety Equipment Training

Assessing On-Site Risks

  • Understanding Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Obligations
  • Duty to Identify and Remedy Potential Hazards
  • Duty to Bring Hazards Which Cannot Be Eliminated to the Attention of Employees
  • Training With an Eye on How to React in Case of an Emergency

The Importance of Good Recordkeeping

  • Implementation and Enforcement of Formal Project Documentation Policies
  • Recording of All Policy and Procedure Changes
  • Criticality of Workplace Incidents, No Matter How Small, Being Documented in Writing

Review of Emergency Plans and Procedures

  • Equipping Your Projects With Robust Response Plans in the Event of a Workplace Accident
  • Clear Directives on the Who, What, When, Where

Ensuring Compliance With Federal and State Regulations

  • Ensuring That Each Jobsite Has the Requisite Safety Equipment, in Appropriate Quantities
  • Confirming That All Supervisors and Employees Have Attended Necessary Training Courses and Are Well Versed in Company Safety Procedures
  • Conducting Audits of Jobsites, With an Eye Toward Safety Hazards, Mandatory Posters, etc.
  • In Those Jurisdictions Where States Oversee Their Own Occupational Safety and Health Programs, Identify Whether It Imposes More Stringent Regulations and/or Higher Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violating Health and Safety Standards
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on February 27, 2019.

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  • This course is applicable to safety professionals. Professionals interested in credit through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), please contact the board at 1-317-593-4800, or you can access the Recertification Guide here: https://www.bcsp.org/Portals/0/Assets/DocumentLibrary/RecertGuide-2019.pdf.
     
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  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
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  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.7 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.7 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.7
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 100 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 2.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.67
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.67 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.75 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
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Faculty

Christopher D. Meyer

Christopher D. Meyer

Burr & Forman

  • Partner in the Jackson, Mississippi office of Burr & Forman LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of construction and project development, from preconstruction contract negotiation, to managing and resolving construction claims, to navigating post-construction operations issues
  • Counseled and represented clients regarding numerous jobsite accidents, which resulted in severe injury and death
  • Active member of the American Bar Association Forum on construction law
  • J.D. degree, University of Miami
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 601-709-3455
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Product ID: 405376
Published 2019
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