Making the Case for Contractor Management

Oct 25, 2017

New research paper from the National Safety Council examines the safety benefits of third-party management

A new research paper from the National Safety Council, Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management, summarizes the results and efficacy of outsourced contractor management systems and dives into data supplied from BROWZ to examine the impact of contractor management programs.

More specifically, the National Safety Council research investigates if contractors and vendors realize improved safety performance because of their participation in these types of programs.

This study, with data supplied by BROWZ, examines the impact of contractor management programs – specifically prequalification – on the safety of contractors in the BROWZ database. The contractors in the study were found to have better average Total Recordable Rates (TRR), Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) Rates, and Lost Workday Rates (LWR) within individual industries and all industries.

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The results of the study indicate that registered BROWZ contractors and vendors significantly outperform national safety averages. BROWZ contractors have a Total Recordable Rate (TRR), Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) Rate, and Lost Workday Rate (LWR) that is 33.7 percent, 47.7 percent, and 65.0 percent better (respectively) than the national intra-industry averages. This is true both within individual industries and all industries.

These same contractors within the BROWZ universe who already outperform industry averages in key metrics continue to improve at or better than the industry averages. BROWZ contractors who joined in 2007 saw an average 56.58 percent improvement in TRR between 2007 and 2015.

The BLS reported an average 40.93 percent improvement in TRR between these same years. This indicates that BROWZ contractors experienced an improvement in TRR of almost 16 percent above what all companies experienced between 2007 and 2015.

Improvement in safety performance is all about people. Beyond being the right thing to do, safety can boost employee morale, increase productivity, and lower costs.

BROWZ’s execution of its services demonstrates not only that thorough contractor pre-qualification and safety management systems are important, but also effective. With better safety performance within and across industry, and greater improvement in safety performance over time, the contractors within the BROWZ database are a testament to the BROWZ process and raising the standard of industry. The use of third-party contractor management systems can be considered a best practice for all companies using contractor services.

For more information, download the research paper Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management. For more information about the BROWZ qualification process please visit www.browz.com.