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”


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Thursday January 17, 2019

2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT


New Year’s Resolutions for Managing Risk & Safety

5 Best Practices for Creating a Contractor Safety Management Program

This webinar takes place on

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


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.