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Maintaining Contractor Compliance Can Strengthen Business Relationships

June 24, 2016 //

Many contractors aim to comply with regulations to protect their workers from work-related hazards and ensure the safety of their production processes and final products. However, government regulations can change rapidly, and hiring companies often alter their own compliance policies, making it necessary for businesses to verify that their contractors abide by both existing guidelines and new regulations.

BROWZ Appears in Forbes Magazine

June 21, 2016 //

BROWZ recently appeared in Forbes Magazine, the article highlighting both new BROWZ products and BROWZ CEO Elaine Beitler. Throughout the article, Elaine Beitler discusses the change occurring at BROWZ, and the recent accolades and achievements that push BROWZ forward to create better solutions for their clients.

Even Small Firms Need to Ensure OSHA Compliance

June 21, 2016 //

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations that aim to protect workers employed at companies of all sizes. No matter how many workers a company has, it is important for it to work hard to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Creating Confidence with Supply Chain Management

June 17, 2016 //

All business-supplier partnerships present risk. However, the level of that risk varies based on the services or goods being supplied. Some contractors and suppliers may be critical to your operations, while others play a smaller role and present less of a threat to business continuity.

Contractors Must Meet Sustainability Guidelines

June 13, 2016 //

More and more companies are voluntarily implementing green initiatives to reduce costs and preserve the environment — and simultaneously they are expecting their suppliers and service contractors to do the same.

Do I Need a Contractor Verification System?

June 08, 2016 //

Globalization has led to an explosion in the number of contractors that both multinational and domestic companies are working with. There are strong economic drivers for businesses that operate in other countries to hire local service providers and workers, but there is also solid domestic demand for contracted suppliers, as firms seek to partner with third parties for specific projects or needs.

National Safety Month – Top 10 OSHA Violations

June 06, 2016 //

Every year companies and individuals set aside June to refocus on safety and participate in National Safety Month. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities.

Behind the Scenes Work Required to Hire Reliable Suppliers

June 02, 2016 //

Although it seems like a time- and resource-saver for multinational companies to hire contracted professionals to efficiently work within their specific industries on a large project, there is plenty of legwork that is required for businesses to ensure their compliance standards are followed.

How to Strike the Best Deal with Contractors

May 30, 2016 //

It is difficult enough for corporations to spend valuable resources working to make the best deal with a handful of outside contractors and project vendors - it is entirely different to have to work out agreements and suitable contracts with hundreds or thousands of subcontractors.

Best Practices in Contractor Management

May 26, 2016 //

The Campbell Institute recently headed a research project among its Institute participants in an effort to identify best practices for contractor management. They started by first collecting information regarding the major steps of a contractor’s life cycle which are prequalification, pre-job task and risk assessment, contractor training and orientation, monitoring of job, and post-job evaluation.