Apr. 12th, 2013
The second day of ISN’s 10th Annual Users Conference offered industry insights, developments and helpful resources. Brian Callahan, Executive Vice President of ISN, opened the day welcoming back attendees touching on ISN’s mission to partner with organizations to improve workplace safety. During the general session, speaker John Hermanson, OSHA Region VI Administrator, shared insight into OSHA’s process of developing health and safety standards. Mr. Hermanson communicated how tracking safety records helps companies asses their current program and recognize areas of improvement. Owner Client and contractor breakout sessions proceeded, covering a wide range of topics. Owner Clients shared grading approaches and how ISN has helped them raise the bar in their contractor evaluation process, continuously improving site safety across operations. Methods encompassed strengthening relationships with contractors who perform better than their industry average, incorporating field evaluations and modernizing qualification processes across business segments. Members of the API Operator Qualification Work Group and ASME B31Q committees provided perspective and information on how OQ initiatives have impacted the industry over the past 25 years. Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), along with representatives from Alon USA and Plains All American Pipeline, reviewed the recent change in the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) calculation as well as growing Workers’ Compensation insurance trends. Contractors learned OSHA best practices for record keeping and ways to maximize the use of their ISNetworld subscription, including added marketing exposure and networking opportunities. Help Desks provided customers one-on-one account assistance along with tools that centralize their company’s information, such as Training Manager, SmartLog and the Agent/Broker Tool. ISN thanks all of those who attended this year’s Annual Users Conference and who have contributed to its success. For a list of upcoming ISN events, click here.