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In all fairness, some in-house systems work very well. Smaller companies that only deal with a limited number of contractors at one location are often successful. Large companies that are willing to invest the resources needed can also have successful systems. The challenge comes once a company has grown beyond the small in-house system and it’s no longer easy to verify the needed information.

Many companies view the cost of maintaining a prequalification department as too expensive for the benefit gained. They usually fall back to setting standards that contractors should meet and charging their project management, Safety and Purchasing teams with enforcing them.

The numbers listed below correspond to blocks of information on the sample ACORD Certificate of insurance.

  1. Date The date the certificate of Insurance was prepared.
  2. This certificate is issued as a matter of information only and confers no rights upon the certificate holder. This statement expresses that the intent of the certificate is to show the certificate holder that the insured has purchased the insurance coverages listed on the certificate.
  3. Producer is the insurance broker that wrote the insurance policies for the insured party.

EMR whiteboard from FIRST, VERIFY on Vimeo.

OSHA has launched a pilot program in the Midwest region to shame employers that violate the rights of an employee whistleblower.  We can all agree that employers should not be violating rights of any kind - especially those involving safety and health - BUT...

...should a government agency use the tactic of harming a private company's reputation before an allegation is proved?  What about due process?

For more information read this article by Tressi L. Cordaro of Jackson|Lewis...