ISN is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia on July 1 to meet the growing demand for its contractor management expertise in Western Australia and across the region. With offices in Sydney and Auckland, ISN has had a presence in the Asia Pacific region for almost 10 years. Growing ISN’s Presence in Western Australia “Our new office in Perth allows us to better serve our expanding customer base in Western Australia,” says Brian Callahan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ISN. “Over the years, we’ve met with many Australian companies that want to protect the safety of workers on their job sites, and we look forward to helping them improve their contractor management processes.” Jenny Buckley, Director of ISN’s Australia and New Zealand offices, also says, “Today’s leading companies need safe contractors to support their safety culture. With our experience helping Hiring Clients and contractors alike, we’ve seen what works, and the team in our Perth office is eager to share those best practices.” Making Zero Accidents a Reality Between 2003 and 2015, over 3,200 workers lost their lives in work-related incidents in Australia. While the number of yearly fatalities decreased over the 15-year period, an increasing number of companies across industries – particularly energy, construction, manufacturing and mining – have been partnering with ISN to strengthen their health, safety and environmental (HSE) practices in an effort to make zero accidents a reality.
Site Tracker is a tool in ISNetworld, ISN’s online platform, that helps customers track site or project specific HSE performance data, including contractor work hours, incidents, near misses, miles driven and other site-specific information. Representing more than 515 million work hours and 2,170 self-reported incidents, the statistics captured in ISNetworld’s Site Tracker tool provide a unique picture of the nature of occupational health and safety incidents in the U.S. in 2016. Hiring Clients are able to gain deeper insight on contractor performance specific to a project or site using the Site Tracker Tool. The upper extremities are the most frequently injured part of the body among the incidents reported. Traumatic injuries comprises 90% of reported incidents. More than 135 Hiring Clients across 13 capital-intensive industries in the U.S. use this tool to track site-specific information. To view the entire report, click here. To request a copy of ISN’s publications, including white papers and benchmarking reports, visit ISN’s Publications.
The 2017 PPSA Conference will take place June 18-21 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina. The PPSA conference will provide updates on the constantly-evolving safety and regulatory environment. Attendees will also benefit from case studies focused on improving workplace safety. Visit our Booth The ISN team will be available in the expo hall at Booth 20 throughout the conference. Stop by to discuss your contractor management goals and learn more about our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld. We will be providing live demonstrations of ISNetworld and sharing our industry-wide benchmarking reports. We hope to see you there.
The ISN Customer Service Team hosts webcast sessions throughout the year to provide contractors with the knowledge they need to complete Hiring Client requirements and maximize the value of their ISNetworld account. Topics vary each month and sessions are available in multiple languages to accommodate customers globally. Webcasts are an included benefit for ISNetworld subscribers and serve as an opportunity for contractors to ask questions directly to the ISN Team. Upcoming Webcasts Available for Registration An Overview of the ISN RAVS Written Program Review Process – U.S. Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00am Central Daylight Time Thursday, June 22 at 2:00pm Central Daylight Time An Overview of the ISN RAVS Written Program Review Process – Canada Thursday, June 15 at 2:00pm Central Daylight Time Tuesday, June 20 at 10:00am Central Daylight Time Please note, not all webcasts listed above are currently available for registration. Click Here to log in and register for an upcoming webcast. Please contact the ISN Customer Service Team for additional information.
The National Safety Council (NSC) has named June as National Safety Month. Each year, National Safety Month helps bring awareness to some of the most common causes of injury and death in three main areas of our lives: at home, at work and on the road. Each week of National Safety Month will focus on a different health and safety topic in hopes of raising awareness to hazards and lessening their impact. Week 1: Standing Up to Falls Week 2: Recharging to be in Charge (Fatigue Awareness) Week 3: Preparation for Active Shooters Week 4: Don’t Just Sit (Ergonomic Awareness) Week 5: Road Safety There are many ways you can help raise awareness for these common safety hazards: safety moments, toolbox talks, leading by example and making donations to safety related causes. Another way to help raise awareness is for you to take the National Safety Council’s Pledge to be Safe at Work. The pledge can be found at http://www.nsc.org/act/events/Pages/Safe-at-Work-Pledge.aspx. Please help ISN, the National Safety Council and many other organizations across the United States raise health and safety awareness by celebrating National Safety Month this June.
The 30th annual Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Seminar is hosted by the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) , Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) in collaboration with the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA). The 2017 EHS Seminar will be held in Galveston, Texas, at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center from Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8. Continuing Education Attending the EHS Seminar gives you the opportunity to increase your regulatory knowledge, learn from best practices, network with industry peers and hear from leaders in the chemical industry. This year’s seminar will feature over 100 sessions presented by safety professionals and industry leaders. Stop by our Booth ISN will be at Booth 413 throughout the conference. Visit us to learn more about how ISN helps connect Hiring Clients with safe and sustainable contractors, facilitating partnerships to help ensure compliance with safety and procurement standards. We will be providing live demonstrations of our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, and distributing copies of our chemical industry benchmarking reports and What is Best-in-Class Contractor Management white paper. Come see us during the following Exhibitor Hours: Tuesday, June 6: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 1:30pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, June 7: 7:30am – 10:00am; 11:30am – 2:15pm
This Year’s Conference The 2017 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Professional Development Conference & Exposition will take place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center from June 19 – June 22, 2017. Over 4,000 Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) professionals will be in attendance. Industry leaders will present in 240 concurrent sessions to demonstrate best practices, case studies, the latest technology and how to advance company safety efforts. Join the Conversation Richard Cerenzio, HSEQ Director at ISN, will present in breakout session 540 on June 20th from 1:00-2:00pm. Titled “What is Best in Class Contractor Management?” Richard will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with establishing a robust contractor management strategy. The presentation will focus on addressing ten, best-in-class attributes for effective contractor management. A long-standing member of the ASSE, Richard also serves on the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Oil & Gas Council, sits on several National Safety Council Campbell Institute workshops and subcommittees and is the past chair and current member of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Workforce Development Committee. Visit our Booth The ISN team will be located at Booth 1937 throughout the conference. Stop by to discuss your contractor management goals and learn more about ISN. We will be providing live demonstrations of our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld. We will also have copies of ISN’s white paper on Best-In-Class contractor management systems and ISN’s health and safety benchmarking reports available. We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2017 Safeguard National Health and Safety Conference will take place 31 May – 1 June 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2017 conference is built around the topic “Better Conversations” and will focus on the importance of delivering a clear message to employees in order to have a high-performing health and safety culture. The two-day conference will give attendees new ways to increase employee engagement, participation and safety leadership. Visit Our Booth The ISN team will be available in the exhibition hall at stand 20 throughout the conference. Stop by to discuss your contractor management goals and learn more about our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld. We will be providing live demonstrations of ISNetworld and sharing our industry-wide benchmarking reports. We hope to see you there. About ISN ISN’s online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, assists its customers with meeting internal and governmental record-keeping and compliance requirements. ISN collects health and safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information for more than 65,000 contractors and 500 Hiring Clients across capital intensive industries in more than 85 countries. ISN’s subject matter experts review this information to help assess the accuracy, relevance and timeliness of the data. Using ISNetworld as an integral part of their management systems, Hiring Clients are able to connect with safer, more reliable and sustainable contractors and suppliers around the globe. ISN serves as a forum for sharing industry best practices and benchmarking resources, leading efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor management systems. For more information, visit www.isnetworld.co.nz.
National Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canada Safety Council, which is a non-profit association dedicated to providing national leadership in safety through information, education and collaboration. The week of May 16-22 is dedicated to road safety in Canada. One group that doesn’t receive as much attention as they should are the vulnerable road users. This group includes pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, and makes up about 24% of all fatalities and seriously injured each year in traffic crashes. We have included some basic tips from the Canadian Safety Council below to help make our roads safer for everyone: No matter the mode of transportation, always obey the rules of the road Be extra vigilant at intersections, there is a higher likelihood of accidents in intersections Never assume you have the right-of-way, be defensive Never text while driving, cycling or walking Wear bright or reflective clothing when walking or riding your bike Always keep your eyes and your mind on the task at hand Help us celebrate National Road Safety Week by keeping the roads safe for everyone this summer. Sources: Transport Canada / Canada Safety Council
This year’s HSE Excellence Europe will be taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from Tuesday, 23 May to Wednesday, 24 May. The conference will feature workshops and discussions on environmental topics, leadership topics and real life case studies led by industry professionals from top companies. Join the Conversation Bonney Hodges, Senior Manager at ISNetworld, will be presenting in a breakout session on Tuesday, 23 May at 15:30 titled “Robust Contractor Management: Integrating Processes and Leveraging Technology.” We will discuss how to approach contractor management with clear, consistent and enforced guidelines and how to achieve this through a multi-step due diligence process. Attendees will learn the importance of having a best-in-class contractor management system that benefits both operators and their contractors. Visit our Booth Stop by our booth to learn more about ISNetworld. We will be providing live demonstrations of our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld. We will also have copies of ISN’s white paper on Best-in-Class in Contractor Management, as well as our published Health and Safety Benchmarking Reports. We look forward to seeing you there.