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Thank you very much for visiting this webpage about ISNetworld®. I have been assisting businesses through this prequalification and vendor selection system since 2008 in which timeframe numerous changes in process and procedure have occurred since then. Many people who are largely unfamiliar with the nuances of this system can find the workload to be overwhelming. However, I have made it my mission to assist as many businesses as possible in achieving success in occupational health and safety. Hopefully, this webpage will answer your questions and provide guidance as to how I can provide assistance in this process.
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What kind of information does ISNetworld® require?
ISNetworld® will certainly require a great amount of information from each business. Here is a short rundown of the information requested and reviewed in nearly every case:
- OSHA 300 and 300A logs for the last three calendar years
- An experience modification rating (EMR) letter from your workers’ compensation insurance carrier within the last 12 months
- The submission of written safety programs, which are determined by ISNetworld® depending on the hiring client requirements and your industry work type
- A certificate of insurance meeting the requirements of the hiring client
- The completion of required safety questionnaires
- Depending on the hiring client and your industry, employee safety training records may be required
- Often, hiring clients will require specific acknowledgment forms to be signed and completed
In addition, many other documents may be requested as well depending upon the work that you are doing and who you might be doing that work for. Some hiring clients, for example, will request that you submit confined space permits, hot work permits, and aerial lift inspections. Other hiring clients may request no additional documents to be submitted. Again, much of these types of document requests will be on a case-by-case basis depending upon the hiring client you are or will be working for.
How can my company be successful with ISNetworld®?
Each company will find its own degree of success depending upon the unique circumstances germane to your organization. As a general guideline, I have outlined some indicators of success below:
- An EMR of 1.05 or less
- A total recordable incident rate, or TRIR, less than or equal to the established industry mean for your company’s NAICS code
- A days away restricted transfer rate, or DART, less than or equal to the established industry mean for your company’s NAICS code
- Adequate coverage limits for workers compensation, commercial general liability (CGL), excess/umbrella liability, professional liability (if professional services are provided), and automobile policies
- Note: There are numerous types of insurance policies such as crime, cargo, and pollution-to name a few. These are requested less frequently than those coverage types listed above.
- An effective and established health and safety program including worksite assessment, employee safety training, regulatory compliance, and control measures
You may be wondering about the general indicators listed above, especially if your business is newly established. There are unique challenges with startup companies, but nothing insurmountable. For example, new businesses are typically issued an EMR of 1.0, or what is referred to as unity, but in some cases, an EMR is not issued for new businesses with less than three years of workers’ compensation experience claims history. And, you are probably aware that the OSHA 300 and 300A logs will be nonexistent for a newly established business entity and, therefore, the TRIR and DART cannot be calculated. Overall, although newly established business entities may face such challenges, with the right direction and advice, success with nearly every hiring client can be achieved.
Success with more established business entities can also be found within the parameters of the success indicators listed above. However, what actions are necessary to find success for organizations that exceed the EMR, TRIR, and/or DART thresholds? This likely depends upon the parameters set by the hiring client. For some hiring clients, there are avenues where a mitigation plan or corrective action plan may be submitted when certain safety performance metrics are exceeded. Other hiring clients may forbear work with your organization altogether, so much of the success realized will be predicated upon individual hiring client factors and requirements.
Work with me: The Markus Wesaw® Impact
I remember the fledgling stages of ISNetworld® and the initial ripple effect throughout the occupational health and safety profession. However, this organization has grown to dominate the market share of prequalification and vendor/supplier selection. It would appear as though this organization will continue to provide review and verification services in full force. This means that if your company wants to do business with a hiring client that requires ISNetworld®, you must maintain an account in good standing and therefore must succumb to meeting the insurance, document, and health/safety requirements.
It is understood that your organization has countless options to pursue with respect to acquiring assistance with your ISNetworld® account. Let’s evaluate the Markus Wesaw® difference:
- Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP®)
- Internationally recognized achiever in occupational health and safety
- Leading regulatory expert in OSHA compliance, interpretation, and implementation
- US Navy veteran trained in complex problem-solving, goal-setting, and achievement
- Extraordinary analytical thinker with multidisciplinary knowledge base
- Client-centered philosophy on consulting engagements
- Unparalleled loyalty and dedication to client needs and demands
Below, you will find an outline of the ISNetworld® Scope of Work conducted by Markus Wesaw®:
- Safety Programs-professionally drafted, edited, and/or amended written safety programs
- Insurance-coordination with insurance brokers and management to meet hiring client coverage and policy requirements
- Questionnaires-prompt and timely completion of management safety questionnaires
- Document Review and Submission-acknowledgment forms, training records, OSHA 300 and 300A logs, EMR letters, etc.
- Account Updates-new hiring clients, insurance policy renewals, quarterly management safety questionnaires, etc., are promptly completed
VPP Inc. is not endorsed, sponsored, approved by, or otherwise affiliated with ISNetworld®.