This week, Select International is exhibiting, sponsoring and speaking at the Beyond Safety & Reliability Expo, in Merrillville, Indiana. We presented here last year and were invited to return and it’s been great. It’s been a fun and informative event thus far, and I personally have had the chance to attend some very interesting presentations. Some highlights so far have been:
1. Best-In-Class Contractor Management - Richard Cerenzio from ISN. This is always a critical issue in many large organizations, especially in industries such as oil & gas and petrochemical. Mr. Cerenzio reviewed many best practices, such as holding all contractors to the same, consistently high standards for safety. This includes all sub-contractors who your primary contractors bring in. As he mentioned, too many times there are contractors coming in and out of your site whom you have never seen before, and you have no idea who they are. This presents many safety risks – are they trained properly? What sort of safety standards and processes do they have?