ISN, in conjunction with the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), is offering a four-hour, OSHA Recordkeeping seminar following ISNetworld Users Group Meetings (UGM) held in the Region 6 cities. The goal of this seminar is to assist companies in understanding OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, maintaining and posting records, submitting records electronically and reporting severe injuries. Participants will receive a Department of Labor OSHA Certificate from UTA’s OSHA Education Center and 0.4 CEUs. This is in addition to the 0.2 CEUs that can be earned by attending an ISNetworld Users Group Meeting. Houston, Texas – November 14 Beaumont, Texas – December 6 Nearly 300 customers attended the recordkeeping seminars held in Plano, New Orleans, Midland, Oklahoma City and Hobbs earlier this year. To register for a UGM and/or Recordkeeping seminar near you, please visit ISN’s events page. To find out more about OSHA’s reporting requirements please visit their website at Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. To view OSHA’s list of Frequently-Asked Questions, visit OSHA FAQs.
About the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) The CSSE has over 5,000 members that work in various industries across the United States and Canada. As an organization, CSSE members work together towards the goal of accident prevention and to enhance the health, safety and environmental profession. Conference Information This year’s CSSE Conference will be taking place from September 17 – 20 at the World Trade & Convention Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This event allows attendees to enhance their effectiveness in the field and make partnerships with colleagues from around the world. Visit ISN The ISN team will be available at Booth #12 throughout the conference. The team will be providing live demonstrations of ISNetworld, sharing industry-wide benchmarking reports and discussing best practices in contractor management.
About the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) The COS is designed to promote the highest level of safety for offshore drilling, completions and operations. The COS works to enhance and continuously improve the industry’s safety and environmental performance. COS Annual Forum The COS will be hosting its fifth annual forum from September 19-20 in Houston, Texas. The theme for the 2017 forum is Transforming Learnings into Action. Each year the COS Forum brings together offshore industry operators, drilling contractors, service/supply companies and regulators to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement. Visit ISN The ISN Team will be available in the exhibitor hall throughout the forum. 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 offshore industry benchmarking reports and What is Best-in-Class Contractor Management white paper.
This Year’s Conference ISN invites you to visit our booth at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo from September 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s NSC Congress & Expo will include over 100 technical sessions and professional development seminars lead by the industry’s leading solution providers. More than 1,000 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest in safety products and solutions. This year, over 15,000 safety professionals will be in attendance from more than 70 countries. NSC Congress & Expo The NSC Congress & Expo is the world’s largest annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have turned to this event for industry-leading technology, education and networking opportunities. Professionals also attend the NSC Congress & Expo to gain insight on the products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within their industries. Visit our Booth ISN will be located at Booth #5663 throughout the conference. Stop by to discuss your contractor management goals and learn more about ISNetworld, ISN’s online platform. We will have copies of ISN’s white paper on Best-In-Class contractor management systems and ISN’s health and safety benchmarking reports. We look forward to seeing you there.
About the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) The EEI represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies with its members providing electricity to over 220 million Americans. The EEI hosts a semi-annual meeting and conference for occupational safety and health professionals in the electric utility industry. This year’s conference will take place from September 25-27 in Portland, Oregon. Join the Conversation ISN will be available in the exhibit hall throughout the conference. We will be providing live demonstrations of our online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, and sharing our industry-wide benchmarking reports. We hope to see you there.
As of August 28, 2017, Hurricane Harvey has produced 11 trillion gallons of rain and will leave behind almost $40 billion worth of damage. It is estimated that 30,000 people will need temporary shelter and supplies. With more than 6,000 ISN customers in the areas impacted by Harvey, ISN made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the relief efforts. “Thousands of people have been forced to leave their flooded homes, losing everything they own and the storm isn’t over yet,” said Harvey Johnson, Senior Vice President of Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross. “Significant flooding and tornadoes are still predicted. As much as 50 inches of rain is expected to fall before Harvey leaves the region, and parts of Texas comparable to the size of Lake Michigan remain underwater.” In addition to this donation, volunteer and monetary donations made by ISN employees to a qualifying charity will be matched 2:1. “Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent flooding,” said Joseph Eastin, ISN CEO and President. ”We are committed to helping ensure the safety of the communities that surround our customers, friends and families.” For Those in Need If a friend or loved one is in harm’s way, urge them to be safe and listen to the advice of emergency officials. People in life-threatening situations that need rescue should call 9-1-1 or the U.S. Coast Guard at 281-464-4851. Shelters can be found by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), visiting redcross.org or by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App. The Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps. Ways to Help If you wish to donate to the flood victims in Texas, below is a list of additional organizations aiding relief efforts. American Red Cross You can donate on the website or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 The Salvation Army Houston Food Bank Food Bank of Corpus Christi Texas SPCA Texas Diaper Bank – Diapers are not provided by relief agencies Global Giving – You can donate on the website or text HARVEY to 80100 to donate $10 United Way of Greater Houston –You can donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund on the website or text UWFLOOD to 41444 Central Market/HEB – Stores will give you the option when checking out to add $1, $3 or $5 to your grocery bill for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Amazon Wish List – Items for the George R Brown Convention Center (the main shelter) in Houston
This Year’s Conference The 2017 VPPPA Safety & Health Conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from August 29 – September 1, 2017. Thousands of attendees will be able to learn from health and safety leaders in over 100 educational sessions. Join the Conversation Richard Cerenzio, Director of the Health, Safety & Environmental Review and Verification Services Team at ISN, will present on August 29th from 4:00-5:00pm in a session 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 10 best-in-class attributes for effective contractor management. A long-standing member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Richard currently serves on various committees including the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Campbell Institute Contractor Management Workgroup, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Oil & Gas Council, 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 #1239 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, and have copies of ISN’s white paper, “What is Best-in-Class in Contractor Management?” and ISN’s health and safety benchmarking reports available. We look forward to seeing you there.
There are no shortcuts for improving workplace safety performance and reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment. It takes dedication, discipline and a strong safety culture. In an effort to exceed today’s environmental, health and safety standards, Dow Benelux B.V., a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has implemented ISNetworld as its online contractor management solution. Drive to Zero Located in Terneuzen, Zeeland for over 50 years, Dow Benelux has the second-largest Dow Chemical plant in the world. As a global company, Dow requires all of its employees and contractors to adhere to strict safety standards. Over the years, the Terneuzen site has been recognized for especially low accident rates. As part of Dow’s global “Drive to Zero” accident reduction campaign, Dow Benelux is continually looking for ways to build on its successes while strengthening its contractor management practices. “After assessing the effectiveness of our programs and the available options out there, we decided that ISNetworld has the functionality we need to streamline and standardize our internal procedures for pre-qualifying contractors in the region,” says Jan Jaap van Buuren of Dow Terneuzen. “Further, as we strive for zero accidents at our site, ISNetworld will help us to continue fostering a culture where safety is central to everything we do.” Expanding Relationships in the Netherlands This latest implementation is also an important milestone, as it represents ISN’s second in the Netherlands. “We value the relationship we have built with The Dow Chemical Company over the past 15 years and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with them in the Netherlands,” says Brittany Surine, Senior Director for ISN’s EMEA region. More information To learn more about how this may impact Dow Benelux and its stakeholders in the region, please take a moment to read this implementation letter or visit us at ISNetworld.com.
The 18th annual Call Center Week (CCW) Excellence Awards were held on Tuesday, June 27th. The CCW Awards were created to recognize companies for their innovation and excellence in the customer care industry. The awards are dedicated to recognizing superior thinking, creativity and execution across the full spectrum of call center functions. ISN’s commitment to excellence in Customer Service was recognized at the CCW Awards this year by achieving runner up for the Best-in-Class Contact Center category (100-199 seats). This is the third year in a row that ISN has achieved this award. Belinda Field, Associate Vice President at ISN, says, “It is an honor to achieve this award for the third straight year. We are continually making improvements to better serve our customers and to be recognized by CCW is a true testament of our efforts.” To learn more details about the 18th annual CCW Excellence Awards, please click here.
OSHA recently proposed that their electronic reporting compliance deadline of July 1, 2017 be moved to December 1, 2017, allowing for additional review into questions of law and policy. They are accepting comments on this delay proposal, which can be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, until July 13, 2017. Employers with 250 employees or more, who are required to keep record of workplace injuries, will now be required to submit their injury and illness data electronically to OSHA, including 300A summaries and 300 logs. Employers with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries, listed here, must electronically submit their 300A summary. To view the OSHA Final Rule on the Federal Register please click here. To assist with keeping track of your company’s OSHA 300 log, ISNetworld has a SmartLog Tool available as part of each contractor company’s subscription. The SmartLog Tool aids in properly classifying cases and produces a completed OSHA 300 log and 300A summary ready for signature when necessary. Please contact the ISN Customer Service team by phone, email or chat at www.isnetworld.com/contact-us if you would like assistance using SmartLog.