ISN’s 10th Annual Users Conference is Underway
It’s been a great morning at ISN’s 10th Annual Users Conference in Dallas, Texas. Joe Eastin, President of ISN, kicked off the event welcoming over 1,800 attendees from around the world. Mr. Eastin shared new value added benefits and resources developed by ISN, such as industry benchmarking reports and white papers.
In the first general session of the conference, the Owner Client Executive Panel discussed their company’s contractor qualification process and ISNetworld implementation experiences. The Owner Client Executive Panel consisted of representatives from Apache Corporation, Covanta Energy, Georgia-Pacific, HollyFrontier, Kinder Morgan, The Mosaic Company, SandRidge Energy and TransCanada.
Throughout the morning, contractors and Owner Clients attended breakout sessions on ISN functionality updates and enhancements, including the Online Training Tool, the Review and Verification Services (RAVS) Safety Program Revalidation process, Training Qualification and insurance enhancements. ISN also presented industry statistics, benchmarking best practices and due diligence trends along with informative steps to handle To-Do List action items. Ed Foulke, Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips, LLP and former Asst. Secretary of Labor, OSHA, discussed workplace safety and how 2013 regulatory, legal, workforce and OSHA developments impact all employers.
The Annual Users Conference will continue this afternoon with breakout sessions covering topics such as conformance, Training Qualifications, Competency Assessments and OSHA record keeping.
Stay tuned for more highlights from the conference.