Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

Category Archives: Occupational Safety

Virginia Multi-Employer Site Safety Issues–and How to Deal with Them

Originally posted 2009-03-09 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The world of the Owner, Contractor, Subcontractor “straight line” project model is long gone. Increasingly complex construction needs for commercial owners require the services of numerous trades, and even multiple “prime” contractors at times, to perform the various stages of construction. Because of the complex and

VOSH Jumps Into the Employee Misclassification Pool

Originally posted 2015-07-13 09:00:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe proper classification of workers by construction companies has been on the radar of the Department of Labor for both the US and Virginia governments for quite a while. While most of the misclassification is innocent and not done to create issues, there have been enough instances

Lead Paint Rule Update

Originally posted 2010-05-03 09:00:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe new lead paint regulations are all over the construction news these days. I thought it would be helpful to you, as construction professionals, to put together some of the great analysis, legal thought, and opinion that I have found out here on the internet. Just this

It Caught Fire for Them, Will It for You?

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Stan Allely. Stan is the Senior Technician – HAZMAT, Explosives and Electrical/Arc Flash for HAZMAT Plans & Programs, Inc. In recent years there have been numerous construction accidents because companies were either not aware of fire hazards or did not have safe practice policies


In an unusual flurry of occupational safety related activity, the Virginia courts decided two cases in the last week relating to either the review of occupational safety regulations themselves or their enforcement. In Nat’l College of Business & Technology Inc. v. Davenport (.pdf), the Virginia Court of Appeals considered what constitutes a “serious” violation of