ISN® Account Ratings

If you have you been notified by a potential Hiring Client that you need to have an approved rating with ISNetworld® we can help you. We specialize in helping your business create, maintain, and improve your ISNetworld® rating.

At Industrial Compliance and Safety, we are experts in ISNetworld® Certification and have worked to improve the ratings of contractors around the world and we can improve yours too! Whether it’s working with your Insurance Company for Certificate corrections, submitting safety programs or reviewing your recordable injuries, we’re ready to help you. Call one of our Safety Specialists to find solutions today!

How is my ISN rating determined?

Your ISNetworld® letter grade is determined by multiple factors, which are: 

1. Your answers to the 800-2000 questions in the MSQ® (Management Safety Questionnaire)

The Management Safety Questionnaire is a large component in all contractor applications for ISNetworld® certification. The amount of questions depends upon the specific needs of your hiring client. Your responses to these questions account for approximately 10% - 15% of your final ISNetworld® grade.

2. Company safety programs (RAVS®)

When applying for ISNetworld® certification, you will need to provide documentation detailing all relevant safety procedures and employee training programs applicable to the proposed contract with your hiring client. These safety programs, or RAVS®, are extremely important as they account for 30% - 40% of your final ISNetworld® grade. Your RAVS® must comply with both national safety standards and the individual safety requirements requested by your hiring client. 

3. Your official Experience Modification Rating (EMR)

An Experience Modification Rating, or EMR, is a number calculated by insurance companies in order to determine your workers’ compensation premium. Your EMR reflects three years of workers’ compensation data, and thus communicates to potential clients your history of workplace injury in relation to other companies in your industry. If your company is too small or too new to be experience rated, then you must provide an official letter to ISNetworld® explaining your circumstances. Otherwise, your EMR accounts for 10% - 15% of your total ISNetworld® grade.

4. Official OSHA logs reporting workplace injuries for the past three years

When ISNetworld® considers your documented OSHA history, they typically look at your TRIR, which is a computation based on the number of OSHA recordables in relation to your company size and industry statistics. If your TRIR is below your industry average, your grade in ISNetworld® will be unaffected. If your TRIR is above your industry average, then your grade will likely suffer. Sometimes, an especially high TRIR is enough to cause a failing ISNetworld® grade.

5. Insurance Certificate

You must submit your detailed insurance plan to ISNetworld® in order to prove that you have coverage for the full range of activities and services performed by your employees. If your insurance certificate does not meet the minimum coverage requirements for your company, then this typically results in a failing compliance grade. It is crucial that your company has an appropriate, thorough insurance plan before applying for certification through ISNetworld®.

6. Federal Citations

In the process of vetting your application, ISNetworld® will search the OSHA and EPA databases for your company name. If they find that your company has been federally cited within the past 3 years, ISNetworld® will deduct points from your overall score. Federal citations typically account for 10% - 20% of your final ISNetworld® grade.

How does my ISNetworld® rating affect my business?

If you are required to become certified by ISNetworld® before working for a hiring client, then your rating has a huge effect on your business. ISNetworld® takes two weeks to grade each contractor application, so a failing ISNetworld® grade can cause weeks of delay due to the time it takes to rewrite materials, reapply, and wait for the grading process. Additionally, a failing ISNetworld® grade may deter clients from working with your company. 

A high ISNetworld® grade can have extremely positive effects on your business. Once you become certified, all registered hiring clients will have access to your contractor company profile through the ISNetworld® database. If a hiring client is seeking contractors in your industry, they may consider your company as you have already proven yourself in the ISNetworld® system. A high rating communicates that your company takes safety and compliance seriously.

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Detailed Account Gap Analysis

We do a detailed review of your ISN® account to identify what items are missing and needed to increase your grade.

Submission of Missing Items

We will then create, compile, and submit all the missing information to your ISN® account for review.

Watch Your Grade Increase

We take care of your Insurance, Client, and Training Documents.

ISN® Account Maintenance

We will continue to monitor your ISN® account throughout the year and make sure all updates are taken care of.


We Can fix Your ISNetworld® Ratings Today!
ACCOUNT UPDATE We Get started on your account right away and work towards getting you the highest grade possible. We evaluate any gaps currently present in your account and work towards resolving them.
FIX RATINGS We go through and identify your clients grade requirements and put together a plan to resolve any rating issues that may be present or come up in the future.
RECORDKEEPING We will help keep track of and generate your OHSA/OH&S stats and logs required by your clients each quarter and yearly.
EXPIRED DOCUMENTS No more worrying about expiring insurance or other forms. Our program stays on top of it all and we will do all the leg work - communicating with your insurer and other parties to keep your account current.
SUPPORT We keep you up to date on all your account requirements and you have access to a safety professional to answer any questions!
NO HIDDEN COSTS Our program is turnkey and includes everything on your account! We charge a flat rate for assisting to set up your account.