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Chain of Responsibility (CoR) – Each Person Has a Role. What’s yours?

Currently under the HVNL, all parties who have control or influence over the transport task are deemed responsible for complying with CoR obligations.

Working with Contractors

Contractors are becoming vital components to business operations for companies of all sizes in varying industries. Enterprises are turning to industry-specific firms to take care of certain tasks within a project, allowing for in-house employees to focus …

Are your Transportation Contractors Distracted?

Most U.S. states have laws prohibiting drivers from sending text messages while on the road. Most states and cities also prevent drivers from making phone calls because it constitutes distracted driving.

Removing Risk from your Supply Chain

Most companies work hard to reduce risk from their supply chains, as any problems related to the delivery of third-party services and products can slow down production, cause logistical headaches, and potentially hurt profits.

Risk Mitigation Requires Thorough Prequalification

Most companies work hard to reduce risk from their supply chains, as problems can slow down production, cause logistical headaches, and potentially hurt profits.

Risk Mitigation Essential to Preventing Accidents

Companies seeking to hire new contractors or suppliers may be eager to hire a partner and begin new projects, but they should not let their anticipation get in the way of proper risk mitigation strategies.

Behind the Scenes Work Required to Hire Reliable Suppliers

Although it seems like a time- and resource-saver for multinational companies to hire contracted professionals to efficiently work within their specific industries on a large project, there is plenty of legwork that is required for businesses to ensure th…

Ashland Reduces Cost and Improves Safety with BROWZ

Ashland Inc. is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets. With over 10,000 employees and sites in 100 countries, workplace safety is a top concern.

Identifying Risks: How Lack of Leadership Commitment Affects Your Business

In order to operate at your most successful, your business must identify risks before they become a reality. Your ultimate goals are to increase revenue, add shareholder value, and grow your company brand.

Compliance Management & Risk Mitigation

Companies seeking to hire new contractors or suppliers may be eager to hire a partner and begin new projects, but they should not let their anticipation get in the way of proper risk mitigation strategies.

Contractor Management Services Implemented by Leading Businesses

The world’s leading businesses are hiring third party contractor management services to prequalify and screen their contractors, suppliers and vendors. This contractor management process provides assurance that organizations are working with the safest me…

UK chemical manufacturer fined for safety issues

A chemical manufacturing facility from Daventry is receiving official scrutiny after its workers suffered from exposure to multiple dangerous chemicals while on the job.

Increase in chemical manufacturing could lead to more contractor screening

A recent report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) revealed that natural gas output from shale in the U.S. could result in a more active and competitive chemical industry, as natural gas is a vital component in the production of many products.

Safety concerns rising over Australian oil industry

Concerns are rising over the safety standards currently in place in the Australian oil and natural gas industries. A recently released report from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and the Australian Wor…

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals halts production after noncompliance issue

Drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has stopped production of its generic version of cholesterol medication Lipitor after it was revealed some of the pills may contain pieces of glass.

Proactive risk mitigation: Weighing all the factors in your supply chain

Ongoing economic uncertainty, and an increasingly strict regulatory environment, has compelled many organizations to scrutinize their internal business risks. However, it is no longer enough for a business to simply insulate itself against potential issue…

UK companies rely on in-house suppliers to mitigate risk

Despite the benefits of outsourcing projects to contractors - such as preserving in-house company resources - a recent survey by manufacturing organisation EEF reported that more U.K. companies are relying on in-house materials and labour to mitigate risk…

Plant explosion brings safety questions, supply chain disruptions

When contractors fail to maintain safety protocols, their own employees as well as their clients can be seriously impacted. A recent explosion in a Japanese chemical plant - which manufactured a key ingredient for diaper production - has resulted in on…