EPCOR Utilities becomes a user of ISN®’s Contractor Management System. EPCOR joins almost 700 other hiring clients to utilize ISNetworld® to manage and vet their contractors.
EPCOR was created in 1996 as the Edmonton Power Corporation, but the company history goes all the way back to 1891 when the company was authorized under the City of Edmonton Bylaw. In 2008 EPCOR was named one of “Canada’s top 100 employers” by Mediacorp Canada Inc. In 2011 EPCOR entered the United States by acquiring Chaparral City Water Company from American States Water and the Arizona and New Mexico operations of American Water.
The company expansion continued. In 2015 EPCOR USA, Maricopa County and the City of Glendale marked the start of construction on a 40-acre facility that fuels growth and development along the Loop 303 transportation corridor in Maricopa County. In 2017 EPCOR entered the natural gas market by acquiring two natural gas companies. Natural Resource Gas Limited and Hughes Gas Resources Inc. Today, according to their website, EPCOR employs 3600 employees and continues to grow.
ISNetworld® is an industry leader in supply chain risk management. Established in 2001, ISN® currently has over 700 hiring clients and 70,000+ contractors in the network. ISNetworld® streamlines the contractor management and contractor prequalification process. Without companies like ISN®, it is likely that hiring companies would struggle to organize the process of contractor information management. Partnered with ISN®, companies can spend more time on things to grow their business and less time vetting their contractors and suppliers.
EPCOR contractors will need to sign up with ISN® to be considered in the contractor selection process. There is a fee associated with ISN® membership but EPCOR believes the benefits outweigh the costs by far. For contractors who already have an existing ISN® account, no additional fee is required, but will need to make sure they are connected with EPCOR within ISN®. Contractors will need to complete the following:
- Company Profile
- HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) Questionnaire
- HSE Written Programs
- OSHA Forms
- Experience Modification Rate
- Other documentation as required
Contractors will have until May 26th, 2022, to complete all required items and gain compliance with EPCOR within ISN®.
How JJ Safety can help.
JJ Safety helps contractors gain certification and compliance in platforms like ISNetworld®, Avetta®, Veriforce and many others. We have helped over 6000 contractors get qualified. If you need help with ISN® compliance and compliance.
RAVS® (Written Safety Programs) – Whether you’re dealing with the RAVS® section in ISN® or safety programs for another platform – JJ Safety guarantees a 100% on all written programs we submit for your company.
HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) Questionnaire – JJ Safety will complete the questionnaire to best reflect your company. Since most of the questionnaire is based on the safety programs (that we write for you), we know each question’s significance to your score.
Training documentation – JJ Safety will provide awareness level training to your company and collect or create a roster. With roster in hand, we upload to ISN® on your behalf. If you’re looking for a full comprehensive training program, we offer a variety of topics. We also have online training options.
OSHA Forms and other regulatory documentation – JJ Safety will gather this information for you. If you don’t have OSHA 300 and 300A forms, we will make them for you and upload them to your account. We will also compare each incident on your OSHA 300 logs with the OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook to prevent overreporting.
Insurance – JJ Safety will work directly with your insurance company to ensure the correct verbiage, endorsements and coverage is evidenced, saving you time and money.
Ongoing management – because even when you’re done, you’re never actually done in ISNetworld®, JJ Safety offers annual account management services. We keep your account completely up to date by completing monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical updates as well as new programs, safety training, and other requirements added by your customers.