ORS 30.785
Liability of construction design professional for injuries resulting from failure of employer to comply with safety standards


A construction design professional who is retained to perform professional services on a construction project, or an employee of the construction design professional in the performance of professional services on the construction project, shall not be liable for any injury to a worker on the construction project that is a compensable injury under ORS chapter 656 and that results from the failure of the employer of the worker to comply with safety standards on the construction project unless the construction design professional by contract specifically assumes responsibility for compliance with those safety standards. The immunity provided by this section to a construction design professional shall not apply to the negligent preparation of design plans or specifications.


As used in this section, “construction design professional” means an architect, registered landscape architect, professional engineer or professional land surveyor. [1987 c.915 §12]

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May. 15, 2020