The lines of responsibility for work zone safety and liability have become less clear in recent years with the increasing complexity of projects and the rising number of roles assumed by state agencies, subcontractors, architects, and engineers. This ambiguity has led to accidents, confusion over liability coverage, and inconsistent court decisions on liability cases. For this reason, project managers and general contractors with projects valued at $50 million or more are beginning to take advantage of a risk management tool known as construction wrap-ups. Simply stated, a wrap-up has the owner or project manager purchase the worker's compensation, general liability, and excess umbrella/liability insurance for all contractors and subcontractors working on a transportation project. The wrap-up provides a single point of contact for all liability issues, alleviates concerns about gaps in liability coverage, results in a safer job site, and creates significant savings in risk management costs. Highway and transportation contractors in California, Utah, and Colorado have already taken advantage of these programs, and insurance experts expect the trend to continue.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Donovan, D
  • Publication Date: 1999-9


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  • Accession Number: 00788817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2000 12:00AM