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The Contractor Compliance Platform for Short Line Railroads

Are you prepared to manage your contractor compliance with the new Federal Railroad Regulation (FRA) Part 219? Are you prepared to be compliant with the June 12, 2017 deadline?

Do you have visibility to the contractors you are currently working with and the data the FRA now requires of these contractors and you?

BROWZ is providing contractor compliance management for Class I railroads and short line holding companies. BROWZ has now created the BROWZ ShortLine Connection, a compliance platform configured specifically for short line railroads or holding companies to help manage contractor compliance with the new FRA 219 regulations.

BROWZ ShortLine Connection simplifies the process of managing Regulated Service contractors and provides visibility to their FRA 219 compliance information. Additionally, you will gain visibility to other critical data such as health and safety statistics, financial risk indicators, and active contractor employees working on your railroad.

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How does it work?

We'll Work With Your Contractors

By joining the BROWZ ShortLine Connection, BROWZ will reach out to your contractors and request documentation and data to help you work toward compliance with the June 12, 2017 deadline.

You Can View and Manage Your Contractors

You can then log into BROWZ OneView to see the
compliance of your contractors and their individual employees

Source New Suppliers

You can also use the platform as a sourcing tool to find new contractors—specifically those working in the rail industry.

What happens after I register with BROWZ?

After you register and join the BROWZ ShortLine Connection, BROWZ will reach out to your contractors and request documentation and data to facilitate your compliance with the June 12, 2017 deadline. You can then log into BROWZ OneView to see the compliance of your contractors and their individual employees You can also use the platform as a sourcing tool to find new contractors—specifically those working in the rail industry.

BILL IS A SUPPLIER
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Bill registers with BROWZ.

He submits his qualification data online.

Bill receives personal support from BROWZ.

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BROWZ validates Bill’s data and displays his qualification status using intuitive icons.

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Configured For Short Line Rails & Holding Companies

Part 219 Contractor Compliance

Are you prepared to track the compliance of your contractors to Part 219 ? Are you struggling to qualify an ever-increasing population of contractors in your workplace while attempting to mitigate risk and improve safety? Are you still using paper-based processes or homegrown spreadsheet solutions to qualify and ensure contractor compliance? 

To ensure accurate, cost-effective contractor management in today’s complex regulatory environment, companies need software and service products that do more than just automate manual processes. They need to implement industry-specific best practices, and have the right support to maximize efficiency while ensuring quality the of safety. 

A complete offering that meets these requirements is available today from BROWZ, the leading provider of contractor management systems and contractor prequalification services to Fortune 500 companies in more than 17 industries all around the world. 

Easy to Navigate Online Software

BROWZ OneView is a Web-based software solution that enables you to view and manage the compliance and qualifications of your suppliers, contractors, and vendors.

We designed this software to be both powerful and intuitive. BROWZ OneView provides meaningful insight into your contractor's compliance. It’s not just about flashy charts and graphs; it’s about interpreting data so you can make sound business decisions and reduce risk exposure for your organization and meet FRA Part 219 Requirements.

We understand that technology alone won’t make your compliance program a success. When you entrust your supply chain compliance to BROWZ, you’re getting a partner. We assign a single point of contact for you and all of your contractors..

Continued work from customers

The BROWZ ShortLine Connection will help you gain visibility to all of your contractors and their compliance status. Our goal is so simplify your experience, working with FRA Part 219.

Available Part 219 compliance data:

  • Roadway Workers & Covered Service
  • Educational Materials
  • Designated Employer Representative (DER)
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Third Party Administrators / Consortiums
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Grandfathered Employees
  • Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Plan
  • (as submitted to the FRA)
  • FRA acceptance of the contractor’s Random Drug &
  • Alcohol Testing Plan
  • Testing Programs/Policies related to : Pre-Employment,
  • Reasonable Suspicion, Reasonable Cause
  • Bi-Annual Drug & Alcohol Testing Reports

Increased business opportunities

As part of your annual BROWZ membership, you are eligible to create an InTouch profile—a company profile page that promotes your business to other safety-minded and qualified customers.

Improved safety processes

Companies that are prequalified consistently outperform their peers on key performance indicators. You can be sure that your employees adhere to best practices and improve your safety culture.

Contractor Coverage

In addition Part 219 Compliance and fincial stability indicators, BROWZ can help ensure that your contractors have a current policy in place.

Experian 

The BROWZ Financial Risk Profile is available as a part of the BROWZ ShortLine Connection which complements our industry-leading contractor management solution. Financial Risk Profiles are accessible by Short Lines via our online dashboard that provides key supplier information to users. The dashboard will include Experian’s commercial credit risk scores.

These scores provide a quick assessment of risk with an easy-to-understand 1 to 100 score range, and help predict delinquency or if a business will fail or default on a payment. The proprietary Experian scores included in the Financial Risk Profile are:


Intelliscore Plus™: Combines business and proprietor credit information to predict the likelihood of serious delinquency (91+ days past due) in the next 12 months.


Financial Stability Risk™: Provides critical insight on the potential of a business going bankrupt or defaulting on its payment obligations.

How Long Does the Process Take to Get Started?

The BROWZ ShortLine connection is ready when you are. To begin the process you simply need to sign the BROWZ agreement, provide payment and provide a list of the contractors you work with. Once we have this information the BROWZ team will begin working to register your contractors and provide you with training. But don't wait, the FRA Part 219 compliance deadline is just around the corner.

Dedicated Support for You and Your Contracors

We understand that technology alone won’t make your compliance program a success. When you entrust your contractor compliance to BROWZ, you’re getting a partner. We support you and your suppliers assigning a single point of contact for all inquiries.

How Much Does It Cost?

There is an annual fee for short line rail or holding companies to join the BROWZ ShortLine Connection and have access to view the compliance status of their contractors.

There is also a small annual fee for contractors to register with BROWZ to be associated to the short line rail or holding companies.

For detailed pricing information, please request pricing information here or call 888 611-1664.

How Do I Get Started?
  1. Click here to get started or call 888 611 1664.
  2. A BROWZ professional will answer your questions and help you register.
  3. Simply complete the BROWZ ShortLine Connection agreement, make payment and provide your list of contractors and we'll get started.
Have more questions?

If you have any other questions, please call us 888 611 1664 or contact us here.  Or visit the FRA.gov website to learn more about Part 219 download our WhitePaper entitled, Making Sense of FRA Part 219 or join on of our live webinars on Part 219.

“Having our safety and insurance information disseminated to our clients from a single source is very helpful and time saving. But the best factor is the ease with which BROWZ makes this possible.”

Earl Scoggins, Ledbetter Industrial LLC