"Controlling Employer" Is No Longer Liable

Law360, New York (July 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- For over 30 years, when there is a safety or health hazard on a construction or other multi-employer worksite, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration generally issues citations to more than one of the employers on the worksite.

These often include the "creating employer," the "correcting employer," and the "controlling employer," even if the actual employees of these employers were not exposed to the hazard.

OSHA defines the "controlling employer" as "an employer who has general supervisory control over the worksite, including the power to correct...
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