National Safety Council Study: Making the Case for Contractor Management

Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management

The issue of managing contractor EHS performance is an ongoing concern among organizations of all industries. Contract workers are a vulnerable population. Of the 4,836 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2015, 17% were to contracted workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many contractors perform non-routine work at sites that are not directly supervised by an EHS manager, or any manager at all.

The National Safety Council conducted an independent study, Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management, with data supplied by BROWZ, LLC. This study examines the impact of contractor management programs – specifically prequalification – on the safety of contractors in the BROWZ database.

Join the National Safety Council and Campbell Institute member, BROWZ for a presentation of this report and its findings. This webinar will also include a presentation of the five crucial steps in the contractor lifecycle as compiled from a Campbell Institute study of over 14 industry-leading organizations.

Key Topics

  • Does the pre-qualification process enable contractors to become better and safer overall?
  • How does third-party pre-qualification companies add rigor to the process?
  • What are the established best practices in contractor management?
  • What are the 5 crucial steps in the contractor prequalification lifecycle? 

PRESENTERS

Pat Cunningham, MS

Pat Cunningham, MS

Director of Safety & Auditing Services, BROWZ

Pat Cunningham has a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety Management and over 25 years of experience in the field of safety. In addition to his appointment to the VPPPA Education Committee, Pat is a Delegate to the National Safety Council. Prior to BROWZ, Pat worked for Xcel Energy as the Director of Corporate Safety.

During that time, he was tasked with forming a contractor safety and qualification department for Xcel Energy. With this new department, Pat and Xcel Energy gained significant insight into the metrics of supply chain compliance to company protocols, the need for in-house employee training, supplier training and internal compliance of company policy.

Joy Inouye

Joy Inouye

Research Associate, Campbell Institute

Joy Inouye is the Research Associate for the Campbell Institute. She has worked on several research topics for the Institute including EHS leading indicators, risk perception, and contractor safety management. She is co-author of a recent journal article on leading indicators research and has co-presented on leading indicators at various conferences in the past year.

The research of contractor safety has recently been featured in the BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, the NIOSH Science Blog, and other online safety communities.

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5 Best Practices for Creating a Contractor Safety Management Program

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Thursday January 17, 2019

2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT

Most successful companies have a long-term vision and expectation of where they want to be and how to get there. Because of this, each new business year inevitably brings with it corporate resolutions and company goals that will pave the way for the months ahead.
 
Such goals often include increasing sales, opening new locations, and offering new and improved products and services. To manage costs and streamline operations, many organizations are turning to contractors to supply them with goods and services they previously kept in-house. Hiring contractors presents companies with both benefit and areas of potential risk that must be addressed throughout the process.
 
This presentation will examine best practice methods in contractor management, outlined by the Campbell Institute, a division of the National Safety Council, and review the steps that companies should be taking now and throughout the year to establish a safe and conscientious plan for managing the contractors they work with.

Topics Include:

  • Research findings on contractor management best practices
  • Incorporating leading and lagging risk indicators
  • Establishing more effective partnerships with contractors and suppliers
  • Working with internal teams to achieve a common goal

PRESENTERS

Brett Armstrong

Brett 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.

Dennis  Robinson

Dennis Robinson

Business Development Specialist, BROWZ

Dennis Robinson has been with BROWZ for over 10 years and is currently working as Business Development Specialist. Prior to his current role, Dennis managed the Assessment Specialist team responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. Mr. Robinson’s experience provides him with a first-hand knowledge of the details and documentation organization’s rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors. 

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