SafetyPlusWeb CQ uses a variety of Acronyms and Terms throughout the system. This list contains the full names and brief descriptions for each.
Contractor - A Company (and its subcontractors) that has entered into a written agreement with the Corporate Owner Operator to perform work on one of their sites.
Corporate - Owner Operator Company requesting prequalification
DART - Days Away, Restricted Time or Transferred
An OSHA calculation that determines how safe your business has been in a calendar year in reference to particular types of workers’ compensation injuries. The incident rate combines cases with days away and cases with restricted duty times 200,000 divided by hours worked.
EMR - Experience Modification Rate
This rate compares companies based on their insurance history/loss experience to rate the likelihood that a business will experience worker's comp claims in the future. The EMR is calculated by dividing a company's payroll by classification, by 100, and then by a “class rate” determined by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) reflecting the classification's potential risk factor. 1.0 is average - higher is worse - lower is better
Exception Management - This feature allows you to "force" status update of a contractor for special situations.
For example, a contractor may be needed on-site immediately to address a problem and will be given additional time to complete the Questionnaire while their employees begin work.
Exposed - Hazard exposure is a state of being in which a person or a group of people remain at imminent risk of danger. "Exposed" in this program refers to dangers related to workplace health and safety and the environment.
Hazard - Any source of potential damage, harm, or adverse health effects on something or someone. A hazard is a potential for harm or an adverse effect (for example, to people as health effects, to organizations as property or equipment losses, or to the environment).
INS - Insurance Level
LWR - Lost Work Rate
A standardized metric that provides a measure of the total number of working days lost within a workplace due to occupational injury or illness. The incident rate multiplies cases with days away times 200,000 divided by total annual hours worked.
NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
The standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. NAICS uses a production-oriented conceptual framework to group establishments into industries based on the activity in which they are primarily engaged. Establishments using similar raw material inputs, similar capital equipment, and similar labor are classified in the same industry.
Questionnaire / Q&A /PQF - The set of questions set by the Corporate that must be answered prior to eligibility to work on site. Certain questions may require document uploades, may have required responses and/or may be reviewed for approval.
RIR/TRIR - (Total) Recordable Incident Rate
A calculation used by OSHA that described the number of employees per 100 full-time employees that have been involved in an OSHA recordable injury or illness. The incident rate multiplies all recordable cases times 200,000 divided by total annual hours worked.
Score - A calculated grade for each contractor based on standard deviations from the contractor's NAICS's national average incident rates and EMR.
SPI - Safety Plus Inc
SPWCQ - SafetyPlusWeb Contractor Qualification System
Our online platform that qualifies contractors, suppliers, and vendors on a company level. Contractors upload required safety documentation and SafetyPlus reviews the documents per client protocols.
SPW Form - "Webforms" used to make requests such as, but not limited to, new users, exception management, attaching existing contractors to new sites, etc. Access to these forms depends on Corporate program and User level.
Status - The overall condition of a contractor in regards to eligibility to be work in a tier.
Pending (grey) - the contractor either has not completed their Q and A and/or the review has not yet been completed. If SPI is completing reviews for your Corporate Owner Operator, the review will not be started until all Q&A items have been submitted.
Completed (Green) - the contractor has finished everything, and all items are in a Passed state - no conditional and no failed items.
Conditional (gold) - the contractor has at least 1 Q&A item that is approved but with conditions - this is an approved status to use a contractor.
Failed (red) - the contractor has at least one required Q&A item that is not compliant and has not received a variance for approval
Tier - The level of prequalification required to enter a specific site. Each tier has a specific Questionnaire
Trade or Work trade - A free-form field in the questionnaire where contractors enter the type(s) of work they do. It is optional but can list things like pipe fitting, electrical work, scaffold building, etc