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


10/11/18 12:00 pm to 10/11/18 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Joint responsibility is the new normal for managing safety between employers and the contractors they hire. Any contractor, subcontractor or vendor who comes onto your site now is 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 who 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 the use of both lagging and leading indicators to evaluate the safety performance of contractors. We will discuss how to track a contractor’s safety statistics and OSHA/MSHA violations, audit safety programs, and perform 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.


Pat Cunningham, MS, Director of safety and auditing services, BROWZ

Pat Cunningham has a master’s in occupational health and safety management and more than 25 years of experience in the safety field. In addition to his appointment to the VPPPA Education Committee, Pat is a delegate to the National Safety Council. Before BROWZ, Pat worked for Xcel Energy as the director of corporate safety.

During his time at Xcel, he was tasked with forming a contractor safety and qualification department. With this new department, Pat and Xcel 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. Before becoming the business development specialist, Dennis managed the assessment specialist team, which is responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. His experience has given him firsthand knowledge of the details and documentation organizations rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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