Choosing Your Contractor

CHOOSING YOUR CONTRACTORPublication: ISHN Magazine
Issue: February 2014

Assess frequency & severity of risky behaviors and conditions vs. safe behaviors & conditions

When general contractors hire subcontractors to perform work at construction projects, these companies usually go through a rigorous selection process. Safety professionals have integrated into this selection process as well, and collect information that is usually lagging in nature — Experience Modification Rate (EMR), OSHA incident rates and OSHA citations typically top the list. Some questionnaires dig a little deeper. For example, does the sub-contractor have a comprehensive safety plan or specific program?

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Cary Usrey

Written by Cary Usrey

Cary Usrey has been at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. As a Process Improvement Leader, Cary is responsible for implementing best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries. He coaches customers through an assessment, goal-setting, and goal measurement process that is designed to maximize safety improvement and widespread organizational engagement, from the field to leadership. Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, where he was employed for over twelve years. Following this, Cary took a position with Turner Construction, where he served as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Cary has graduated with his Associate's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is a member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and has served on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II).

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