SUPPLIER WEBINAR: An Overview of OSHA Regulations and Safety Program Audits at BROWZ

Join BROWZ for a free educational webinar to help you understand OSHA regulations and health and safety program audits at BROWZ. Many of your clients request you to provide written safety programs which are audited by BROWZ.

During this webinar we’ll discuss the topic of written safety programs, and the level of program detail that your client and regulators are expecting. We will give a regulatory overview, and provide information on how to read an OSHA standard. We will also show you the level of detail we will provide if your program is deficient. Lastly, we will provide you with recommendation options for assistance on program improvement.   

We believe the content of the webinar will answer questions you may have about the SURE Audit process, and put you on a path for a successful audit.

What we'll cover:

• About BROWZ auditing & supply chain qualification
• Uploading written safety programs
• Regulatory overview
• How to read an OSHA standard
• BROWZ audit results
• Resources for written safety programs
• Q&A

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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.

Allison Garza

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.

Matt  Heap

Matt Heap

Safety Manager

Matt Heap has over 20 years experience with MSHA 30 CFR & OSHA 29 CFR 1910/1926.

Matt worked for Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper developing and overseeing their Contractor Management Program that enhanced contractor prequalification process, improved contractor on-boarding efficiency, and allowed for proactive HSE, competency, and compliance management.

Matt Manages the Safety Manual Review process within BROWZ to drive consistent implementation and continuous improvement. Mentor and coach reviewers in clients and BROWZ expectations.

  • Certified MSHA Instructor for Part 48 Surface Mines
  • Taproot Certified (Root Cause Analysis)
  • National Safety Councils “Advance Safety Certificate”


Join Us

Thursday April 25, 2019

1:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM MT


How to Evaluate the Safety Performance of Contractors Using Lagging & Leading Indicators

This webinar takes place on

Thursday April 25, 2019

1:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM MT

Joint responsibility is the new normal for managing safety between employers and the contractors they hire. Any contractor, subcontractor, or vendor that comes on your site is now part of your risk profile. How do you manage this risk and desire for contractor continuous process improvement?

Progressive companies know they cannot limit their supply chain safety assessment focus to compliance alone. Contractors and suppliers that are compliant on paper still experience employee injury, leadership challenges, production errors and near miss events. Thought-leading organizations such as the National Safety Council are challenging industry to 'Move the Curve', and go beyond compliance – to look deeper into safety management systems and company safety culture.

Join us for a webinar discussing using both lagging and leading indicators to evaluate the safety performance of contractors. We will be discussing how to track a contractor's safety statistics and OSHA/MSHA violations, auditing safety programs, and also performing safety management systems assessments.

Key Topics

  • Why evaluate safety performance of contractors
  • What information to look at to track safety
  • How to interpret the safety data
  • How to manage the data
  • Auditing safety programs and safety manuals
  • Performing safety management system assessments


Dennis  Robinson

Dennis Robinson

Business Development Specialist

Dennis Robinson has been in the supply chain industry for more than 10 years. Before his current role, Dennis managed the assessment specialist team responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. His experience provides him with firsthand knowledge of the details and documentation organizations rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors.

Laurie Knape

Laurie Knape

ASP, CSP, CLCS, HSE Professional

Laurie has over 20 years of HSE experience. She is a CSP, ASP, CLSC. She is the regulatory chair for the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, chairperson for Safe Gulf, chairperson for API RP T8, member for API RP 75, member of ASSP for 13 years. Laurie attended the Univ of CT for HSE, Columbia Southern Univ for Science and Business.