Assignment #4 – R. Williams Construction Co. v. OSHRC
• Read the R. Williams Construction Co. v. OSHRC case. You are to write a 3-4 page
report that answers the following questions:
1. What was the legal issue in this case?
2. Explain what the employer did or failed to do that violated the OSH Act.
3. Explain why it was “unavailing for Williams to argue that employees must take
greater care to avoid placing themselves in harm’s way.”
4. Explain what role, if any, employees’ actions should have in determining liability
under the OSH Act.
The format of the report is to be as follows:
o Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one inch margins on all
sides, APA format.
o Type the question followed by your answer to the question.
o In addition to the 3-4 pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page
is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the
course title, and the date.