July 17 - July 21, 2017

A Connecticut man was recently convicted of faking a bridge inspection, leading to the reinspection of dozens of bridges in the region. In cases like this, should an inspector’s employer also be held responsible?

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Yes. The firm employing the inspector is also culpable, because any work he or she has done under their employment is ultimately their responsibility. 54%
No. If it can’t be proven that the employer knew what was going on, the individual who broke the law is the one who should pay the price. 43%
Other (please explain in the comments section). 2%

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Tagged categories: Criminal acts; Ethics; Fraud; Inspection; Program/Project Management; Quality control

Comment from Larry Zacharias, (7/18/2017, 1:43 PM)

The employer should be held accountable if they do not have functional "quality assurance" program that verifies their employee is performing complete accurate work.

Comment from Daniel Pena, (7/20/2017, 7:41 AM)

It’s unfortunate an inspector is the only justification for the allegations. Companies govern their employees and Managers of the companies have a strong influence on the performance of all acting inspectors.

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