The ‘Why’ of Contractor Management

A panel discussion with Walt Disney Company, Xcel Energy, and Martin Marietta

This webinar took place on

Wednesday January 25, 2017

1:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM MT

The suppliers, contractors, and vendors you hire have a large impact on your organization’s success. The risk introduced to your business by any supplier in your supply chain inherently becomes your risk. Today, owners, prime and subcontractors are no longer insulated from one another’s safety liabilities. Employing organizations will be held accountable for the decisions they make on who they hire – including third-party contractors.

Join Walt Disney Company, Xcel Energy, and Martin Marietta for a discussion on the ‘Why’ of Contractor Management. These companies are taking a proactive approach to managing their relationships with third-party contractors, suppliers, and vendors. These industry leaders are drawing a line in the sand of who they will work with based on key safety and performance metrics. By doing this, they are able to improve their safety performance and reduce the risk to their organization.

Key Topics

  • Why manage contractors, suppliers and vendors?
  • Strategies for hiring qualified contractors and vendors.
  • Navigating internal change management when rolling out a new program.
  • Results that can achieved through qualification of third-parties.

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PRESENTERS

Joe Conrad

Joe Conrad

Manager, Safety & Training, Xcel Energy

Joe has worked at Xcel Energy since August, 1997 and in those 18 years has held numerous positions in operations, safety and leadership. His start with Xcel Energy began in Fargo, North Dakota as a temporary laborer on a natural gas construction crew. Joe spent two summers running a shovel and then was placed into a Journeyman apprenticeship program. As a journeyman supporting natural gas trouble and customer related issues he found his way to safety.

Joe was active on his local safety teams supporting the safety of his peers and work group. This involvement opened opportunities for Joe to move into safety fulltime as a Safety Consultant supporting the transmission, electric distribution and gas distribution organizations. Joe then took a leadership position as the Manager, Safety & Training supporting Xcel Energy’s generation portfolio across the eight states. After five years in this role he transitioned to his current role where he manages Xcel Energy’s contractor safety team, program and processes.

Brian Cook

Brian Cook

Manager, Worldwide Safety, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Brian Cook has 20+ years of professional safety and environmental health experience spent primarily in the Retail, Transportation and Entertainment industries.  He is a Certified Safety Professional with a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety Management.  He has spent the last 10 years working for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts where he has supported several different theme parks and lines of business with responsibilities along the way including construction and contractor safety. 

Brian has been involved in the development and implementation of several aspects of Disney’s contractor safety management system and most recently was the lead on the implementation of Disney’s contractor safety qualification process.  He currently manages a Worldwide Safety program development team with responsibilities for high hazard program development.  

Stacy Anderson

Stacy Anderson

Senior Manager – Procurement Systems and Processes, Martin Marietta

Stacy Anderson oversees the Procurement Systems and Processes for Martin Marietta.  Prior to being at Martin, she spent almost a decade on the West Coast with Oracle Corporation in various capacities ranging from Education to Product Development.  She now splits her time between Martin’s corporate office in North Carolina and the southwest division office in Dallas, Texas. 

Stacy earned a degree in Communications from the University of Oklahoma, too long ago to warrant a graduation date in this Bio.  She currently lives in the DFW area with her husband and two children.

Joel  Van Campen

Joel Van Campen

Professional Services

Joel Van Campen is director of professional services at BROWZ. During his 11 years with BROWZ, he has led the planning and implementation of contractor prequalification programs for clients across multiple industries. Some of his clients include: Ashland Chemical, Southern Company, BNSF, Holcim, and many others. His responsibilities include client relationships, implementation management, training and mentoring management team, and new product strategy.

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

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Thursday October 11, 2018

1:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM MT
FULL WEBINAR INFORMATION

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 BROWZ 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
COLLAPSE

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.

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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2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT

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Pay Now or Pay Later - The Case for Investing in Contractor Qualification & Management

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Thursday November 1, 2018

2:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM MT
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Though it might seem cost-effective in the beginning, hiring the wrong contractors could turn out to be extremely expensive in the long run.
 
Without proper screening of contractors, you could be hiring unqualified, uninsured, and unsafe workers. This may lead to an accident occurring at the worksite which could lead to a string of problems and uncertain legal and economic consequences.

Join us for a live webinar on for investing in contractor qualification and management to learn more about:

  • Assessing the economic value of contractor qualification and management solution
  • Business conditions that make contractor qualification an imperative for many businesses, including the expected costs associated
  • Potential direct and indirect costs of “doing nothing”
  • How to outsource contractor qualification to a vendor
COLLAPSE

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.

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.

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