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'Depends on how the insurance was written.  I was doing threshold
inspection on a large building, when I discovered that the corporation had
insurance, but I was not covered.  When the city promised to shut the
project down because I wouldn't sign any inspection reports, I became a
"named insured".

With this company, I'd have been "hung out to dry" in a heartbeat.


> From: Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Are we protected?,at home engineer thread
> Date: Thursday, April 05, 2001 9:24 AM
> I'm not certain that is correct, Fountain, unless perhaps you are a
> "partner".
> IIRC, the DPIC folks came a couple of times to the firm where I used to
> to conduct seminars on liability. This was required so that we could get
> reduction in rate.
> I understood from those, that there was a "blanket protection" given to
> licensed professional engineers employed by the firm.
> William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fountain Conner [mailto:fconner(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 9:01 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Are we protected?,at home engineer thread
> If you're not a "named insured" on your company's policy, you have
> been left out "high and dry".
> Fountain
> > This thread leads me to question wheather or not those of us who are
> > daily grunt design engineers, who sign and seal, need to check with our
> own
> > corporations policy for personal protection.  Has anyone been left high
> and
> > dry by their employer?
> > Jeff Fertich, PE