1. How Are You Storing Critical Contractor Information?

    Is critical information about your contractors stored in multiple departments, creating disconnected silos of information? Most companies collect lots of information on the contractors that work for them, including: Certificates of insurance Safety records Bonding limits Financial strength Type of w…Read More

  2. The Case for Prequalifying Contractors and Suppliers

    Prequalification is most commonly used for contractors, but there is an increasing demand to prequalify supply vendors as well. This article will focus primarily on the need to prequalify contractors. Accidents happen every day and current statistics say that human error is the cause of over 85% of …Read More

  3. What Is Waiver of Subrogation?

    By: Jake Knight J.D. CRIS, IMA Financial & Pete Wiggins, MBA, FIRST, VERIFY Today, it’s not uncommon for companies to require that any contractor working at their facilities or job sites provide them with proof of a defined level of insurance coverage that includes a waiver of subrogation. But…Read More

  4. Why Don’t In-House Contractor Prequalification Systems Work?

    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 …Read More

  5. How to Read a Certificate of Insurance

    The numbers listed below correspond to blocks of information on the sample ACORD Certificate of insurance. To see the sample certificate fill out the form below. Date The date the certificate of Insurance was prepared. This certificate is issued as a matter of information only and confers no rights …Read More

  6. New OSHA Whistleblower ‘Shaming’ Program Draws Fire

    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 ta…Read More

  7. When Things Go Right

    The fire spread so quickly that the men stopped their suppression efforts and called 911. It started when an employee for this medium-sized sawmill was welding on equipment inside the mill’s main processing building. He had followed normal procedures, including wetting down the area, but piles of …Read More