This Article argues in support of the trend towards greater protection for workers through the deterrent factor of certain civil liability for WISHA violations resulting in injury. The Article begins by charting the evolution of Washington law on this issue. It then describes the current state of the law on this subject. Finally, it explains how Stute and its progeny are in line with the state's overall trend towards greater worker protection, consistent with the legislative intent of WISHA, and beneficial to not only employees, but employers as well.
Stephen L. Bulzomi and John L. Messina, Jr., Washington's Industrial Safety Regulations: The Trend Towards Greater Protection for Workers, 17 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 315 (1994).