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 performing safety management systems assessments.
Pat Cunningham, MS, Director of Safety & Auditing Services, BROWZ
Pat Cunningham has a masters in occupational health and safety management and more than 25 years of experience in the field of safety. In addition to his appointment to the VPPPA Education Committee, Cunningham is a delegate to the National Safety Council. Prior to BROWZ, he worked for Xcel Energy as the director of corporate safety.
During that time, Cunningham was tasked with forming a contractor safety and qualification department for Xcel Energy. With this new department, he 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, Business Development Specialist, BROWZ
Dennis Robinson has been with BROWZ for more than 10 years and is currently working as a business development specialist. Prior to his current role, Robinson managed the assessment specialist team responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. Robinson’s experience provides him with a first-hand knowledge of the details and documentation organizations rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors.
Joe Bush, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine
Bush covers worker safety for Safety+Health.