Prequalification: From the Contractor's Perspective

A case study with ADA Carbon

Safety is a team effort. It isn’t just one person’s responsibility, it’s everyone’s responsibility. Hiring organizations are not just responsible for their own employees, they hold a responsibility for every company they hire. Contractors and suppliers play a critical role in most organizations.

Many organizations have created robust contractor prequalification programs to ‘vet’ contractors for information such as insurance, safety, financial, and more. But this can be met with frustrations from your supply chain. How do you protect your organization and maintain good working relationships with your contractors and suppliers?

Tim Whatley, Corporate H&S Director at ADA Carbon solutions, will provide insight from the contractor’s perspective and share their journey to qualifying their own contractors. Mr. Whatley has been on both sides of the fence. He’s acted as a supplier for large corporations that have strict guidelines for compliance. He’s also worked with his own suppliers to mandate guidelines for their compliance. This webinar will discuss both the challenges and rewards of contractor prequalification and how to partner well with your contractors and suppliers for success. 

Key Questions:

  • Why is contractor prequalification necessary?
  • How to work collaboratively with contractors to protect each other’s interests
  • What challenges to contractors face when working to achieve compliance?
  • What information is most important to track, and what can you leave out?
  • What are the challenges and rewards of prequalification
  • How do you demonstrate value to the supplier?
  • What are tips for building a program to prequalify and manage contractors?

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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.

Tim Whatley

Tim Whatley

Corporate Health & Safety Director, ADA Carbon

Tim Whatley is a Corporate Health & Safety Director at ADA Carbon Solutions (Red River), LLC.  He is a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) with 28 years of expertise in the field. 

As a National Registered Paramedic and Ordained Minister with a degree in Biblical studies, Tim is passionate about Health & Safety and the well-being of those he works with.  He has extensive knowledge of, and compliance with current OSHA, MSHA, and DOT rules and regulations and works extensively in Safety Management and Safety Training. 

Tim’s experience also includes overseeing Industrial Hygiene activities, Security Department Contractors and has vast experience with contractor management and construction projects. 

Tim’s comprehensive experience in Worker’s Compensation Management have proven to be exceptional.  As a focused, results-oriented professional, Tim has been a part of the evolution of seeing Health & Safety progress from being reactive to the stance of being preventive on multiple levels of disciplines.

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.


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Thursday April 25, 2019

1:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM MT


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

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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.