You can see here what the most common FAQs we get in regards to ISNetworld®, Avetta, PEC Premier, our services, and other points of interest. Feel free to read through them and if you have any additional questions you do not see answered here do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you in your compliance and safety goals.
Who Is Industrial Compliance & Safety?
Industrial Compliance & Safety is a pre-qualification assistance company. We work with contractors who have been given requirements by their clients/potential clients to join verification companies like ISNetworld®, Avetta, PEC Premier, and many others. These requirements are mandatory for them to be able to perform work or to keep working for their clients. We provide services tailored for each contractor’s unique situation to help them get approved and get to work!
What Is ISNetworld®
ISNetworld® is an online contractor management database which is designed to meet internal and governmental record keeping and compliance requirements. ISNetworld® collects safety, procurement, quality and regulatory information which is reviewed by subject matter experts to assess accuracy, relevancy and timeliness of the data. ISNetworld® allows Hiring Clients to use this database as an integral part of their contractor management systems to connect with safe, reliable and sustainable contractors and suppliers around the globe.
We believe that contractor verification services are essential for you to remain competitive in your industry. As more hiring clients outsource their verification of contractors to companies like ISNetworld®, Avetta, and PEC Premier® your competitors are jumping on board leaving you unqualified for job bids. Joining companies like them opens the door to potential new clients and provides you a platform to show off your company to all the clients hiring from them.
How Much Does ISNetworld® Cost?
Being a member of ISNetworld ® involves a yearly membership fee that is set by ISNetworld ®. Their membership is based on the amount of employees your company has had over the last 3 years average. We put together the cost of membership and other fees you may need to plan for.
What Are RAVS®
ISNetworld® RAVS® stands for Review and Verification services. RAVS® is how ISNetworld® verifies your company’s safety programs. A team of industry professionals review safety programs that are uploaded into the RAVS® section of your account. They look for compliance to industry standards and other standards set forth by your clients which affect your company. TRAVS® is Training Review and Verification services. This requirement is not mandatory for every contractor on ISNetworld® but is required if your client has requested it of you. To satisfy TRAVS® you have to provide proof that your employees have gone through some type of training for the requirements listed in this section.
What Is A COI?
COI stands for Certificate of Insurance. This document issued by your insurance company or broker and is used to verify the existence of insurance coverage. It will list the effective dates, type and amount of coverage list on your policy. Your customer will require you to submit certificates of insurance to them through systems like ISnetworld ®, Avetta, and PEC Premier that proves that you and your employees will be covered by insurance if any damages or injuries occur. COIs that are not up to date or improperly submitted COIs are one of the most common reasons for your account grade to be reduced. Our Annual Account Maintenance program can keep that from happening.
How Long Does It Take?
If you use our services we can have all of your account requirements submitted within 24 - 48 hours. Whether we are starting from scratch with a full set up or simply taking over with our maintenance program. From there it depends on each system. ISNetworld ®, Avetta, PEC Premier and other qualifiers review times vary. It is safe to expect about 1-2 weeks review time after everything has been submitted.
What Is An HSE Program?
What once was just a Safety Program is now an HSE Program. HSE stands for Health, Safety and Environmental. As the overall safety culture and regulations to improve workers' well being within most industries have grown, Safety Programs have also grown to include and address Health and Environmental hazards as well. All the HSE Programs that are required to be submitted to ISNetworld ®, Avetta, PEC Premier and others are typically based off the work types you list in the account and regions you work in. Clients also have client specific programs that are required. We know exactly what they are looking for and guarantee 100% acceptance of all written HSE/RAVS® programs.
I Received A Letter To Join?
If you've received a letter from one of your customers it means that your customer has decided to partner with whichever qualifier they have chosen to utilize for contractor verification. Most commonly ISNetworld ®, Avetta, and PEC Premier to manage the safety, insurance and regulatory requirements of their contractors and suppliers. What it means for you is simple: if you want to continue to do business with this customer, you must become a member, or 'Contractor Client' of that system. What is a cost savings measure for your customer is now unfortunately a cost of doing business for you. The not so simple part is submitting and maintaining the required information. That's where we come in. Our job is to help reduce your cost of doing business by handling this for you in the most cost effective way possible.
What Is An EMR Letter?
An EMR letter is a document issued by your insurance company that contains your EMR or Experience Modification Rate (also referred to as an E-MOD). An EMR is a number that represents the cost of your past injuries and the estimation of risk related to your company. I will not go into how your EMR rate is calculated because it is extremely complicated. It may help you to understand that an EMR of 1.0 is considered to be an average rating of all companies within your industry based on BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). That's why it’s an issue if your EMR is over 1.0, your poor safety performance or risk is above average. Having a low EMR is not only a measure of good safety performance but can also save your company money because it is used as a multiplier when developing your insurance rates. Using simple math for an example, if your EMR is .87 and your industry's average premium is $100,000, your premium would then be $87,000. Your EMR is calculated and a new letter is issued annually and is also required to be submitted to systems like ISNetworld ®, Avetta, and PEC Premier on an annual basis. This task is one many covered by our Annual Account Maintenance Program.
What OSHA Forms Need To Be Submitted?
Part of setting up your accounts like ISNetworld®, Avetta, and PEC Premier is providing your OSHA 300 logs for the past 3 years if you are a U.S. based company. This is required so the proper TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate), LWIR (Lost Workday Incident Rate) and DART (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) can be accurately identified for your company. If you haven’t been in business long enough to have this info, no worries! We can submit documentation stating you are not required to provide this information. Even if you have been in business for three years but haven’t kept OSHA 300 logs, we will work with you to gather the data to you put together these forms and help you keep these records going forward.
What Are Your Guarantees?
We stand by the following guarantees: 24-48 hour submittal of all required documents; we’ll beat any of our competitors' prices; HSE/RAVS® approval; highest account grade possible based on your safety performance.