Category: Contractor Safety

The Foundational Blocks of Contractor Management

Contractor management is a critical function for any organization that works with third-party contractors or suppliers. It ensures that the contractors adhere to the organization’s standards, policies, and procedures, while also safeguarding against legal and regulatory risks. However, contractor management can be a complex and time-consuming process, particularly if the organization is working with a […]

Florida Contractor Cited a Sixth Time

On March 30, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, framing contractor has been cited a sixth time since 2021 for not complying with OSHA standards for fall and eye protection and other hazards. Panhandle Guest Design Inc. now faces new proposed penalties totaling $82,500 following the […]

6 Elements of Contractor Safety Management

If your organization uses an external workforce to complete work on your job site, you know firsthand how many little intricacies you must account for in creating a safe work environment. As a safety professional, you are well aware of the time and resources it takes to create an effective safety and compliance program that […]

Back to Basics: Employer Responsibilities for Temporary Workers

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine employer responsibilities for temporary workers. Do you clearly understand your responsibilities as a host employer for the health and safety of temporary workers? While you have sole responsibility for the health […]

Contractor Management: 5-Step Contractor Safety Orientation

Of the many intricate steps involved in a complete contractor lifecycle, onboarding and orientation are one of the first and most important steps. Getting your orientation right the first time around can secure a successful trajectory for your contractors and the project they’re working on. The nature of a contractor orientation is dependent on many […]

Why You Should Automate Contractor Management Workflows

Over the last decade, modern technology has taken the contractor management world by storm. It has changed the way hiring organizations and contractors approach safety and has contributed to increased productivity on all fronts. The last few years especially have presented unprecedented challenges to businesses that brought on questions about increased safety measures, better resource […]

Boston-Area Contractors Cited in Mezzanine Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited two project contractors after a demolition contractor lost his legs when a concrete mezzanine platform on the west wall of a building at the former Boston Edison power plant in south Boston collapsed during demolition and asbestos abatement operations. Two other workers suffered injuries, the agency announced […]

The Significance of Safety Signage

Signs are an important part of any workplace. They communicate critical information to workers and help keep everyone safe. But not all signs are created equal. If you want to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible, you need to use effective signage. There are a few key things to keep in mind […]

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Contractor Safety

You might be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting contractor safety. Well, to put it plainly, contractor safety is now a top priority for businesses across the globe. To keep workers safe, many companies have implemented strict health and safety guidelines that must be followed by all contractors. And in some cases, companies are […]

How to Conduct Contractor Performance Evaluations

A contractor’s safety is directly correlated to their overall performance at the job. An often-overlooked aspect of contractor management is the act of conducting performance evaluations. They are important because they provide insight into how the quality of output from your external contractors is affecting your overall business performance. Performance evaluations can be used to […]