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Prequalification: From the Contractor's Perspective

A case study with ADA Carbon

Safety is a team effort. It isn’t just one person’s responsibility, it’s everyone’s responsibility. Hiring organizations are not just responsible for their own employees, they hold a responsibility for every company they hire. Contractors and suppliers play a critical role in most organizations.

Many organizations have created robust contractor prequalification programs to ‘vet’ contractors for information such as insurance, safety, financial, and more. But this can be met with frustrations from your supply chain. How do you protect your organization and maintain good working relationships with your contractors and suppliers?

Tim Whatley, Corporate H&S Director at ADA Carbon solutions, provides insight from the contractor’s perspective and shares their journey to qualifying their own contractors. Mr. Whatley has been on both sides of the fence. He’s acted as a supplier for large corporations that have strict guidelines for compliance. He’s also worked with his own suppliers to mandate guidelines for their compliance. This webinar discusses both the challenges and rewards of contractor prequalification and how to partner well with your contractors and suppliers for success. 

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Key Questions:

  • Why is contractor prequalification necessary?
  • How to work collaboratively with contractors to protect each other’s interests
  • What challenges to contractors face when working to achieve compliance?
  • What information is most important to track, and what can you leave out?
  • What are the challenges and rewards of prequalification
  • How do you demonstrate value to the supplier?
  • What are tips for building a program to prequalify and manage contractors?

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Allison Garza, Operations Director, BROWZ

Allison Garza is the director of Operations at BROWZ. During her 11 years with BROWZ she has led the Operations departments responsible for managing contractor accounts within BROWZ.

She has managed and overseen the creation of the Supplier Chain Specialist role bringing a single point of contact to contractors. Her additional responsibilities include BROWZ quality control audit team, the data and document processing team as well as the safety program auditing team.  

Tim_Resized.jpgTim Whatley, Corporate Health & Safety Director, ADA Carbon

Tim Whatley is a Corporate Health & Safety Director at ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River), LLC.  He is a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) with 28 years of expertise in the field. 

As a National Registered Paramedic and Ordained Minister with a degree in Biblical studies, Tim is passionate about Health & Safety and the well-being of those he works with.  He has extensive knowledge of, and compliance with current OSHA, MSHA, and DOT rules and regulations and works extensively in Safety Management and Safety Training. 

Tim’s experience also includes overseeing Industrial Hygiene activities, Security Department Contractors and has vast experience with contractor management and construction projects. 

Tim’s comprehensive experience in Worker’s Compensation Management have proven to be exceptional.  As a focused, results-oriented professional, Tim has been a part of the evolution of seeing Health & Safety progress from being reactive to the stance of being preventive on multiple levels of disciplines.

Brett-Armstrong.jpgBrett Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing, BROWZ

Brett Armstrong is Vice President at BROWZ. He's been with BROWZ for over ten years, and he's had experienced managing teams that have supported the world's leading organizations, during the implementation and ongoing management of supply chain qualification programs.

Earlier at BROWZ, Brett led the operations team for more than 7 years, this experience provides him today with the foundation and understanding necessary to support the communication needs of our clients and contractors.

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