Contractor Safety Prequalification: What We’re Learning and You Should Know

Contractor Safety Prequalification: What We’re Learning and You Should Know

Safety prequalification practices are increasingly recommended and used for contractor selection with the goal of reducing work-site accidents. Yet there is little research supporting its value. Are the commonly applied selection factors reflective of what safety professionals actually find important when selecting or retaining contractors?

Presenter David Wilbanks, PhD, CSP, CRSP

David W. Wilbanks has more than thirty years of continued applied safety and health experience, including onsite and corporate steel and mining industry positions complimented by extensive international consulting assignments. He is currently an Occupational Safety and Health Assistant Professor at Murray State University. He earned his B.S. from Murray State University, M.P.H. from Tulane University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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