Many of you are complaining about a few things in ISNetworld®. These things are OSHA 300 logs, insurance and safety programs. Here are a few tips to get these items approved in ISNetworld®.
First, OSHA 300 logs. Many of you do not have to fill them out, do not want to fill them out and do not want to release names. I cannot say I blame you. However, if you don’t put these forms in ISNetworld® it may hold you up in getting a contract, paid or work. Here is a tip, instead of putting the employee name down, put Privacy Case. This way you are still complying with submitting an OSHA 300 log, but you also are able to keep all of your employee information private. Remember you are only to put down OSHA recordable accidents, therefore, not every accident is an OSHA recordable.
Second, insurance. Either the insurance limits that are being asked are way too high and exceeding state standards or they keep getting denied. If you think the limits being requested are too high call the company that you are doing business with NOT ISNetworld®. ISNetworld® will just tell you that is what is being requested and that you need it. Call the company and speak with them, ask them if they would accept your current limits. Also, you can always request a waiver in ISNetworld® in order to avoid purchasing additional insurance. This may save you some money, but it is not always guaranteed that the waiver will be approved. If your issue is that your insurance continues to get denied call your insurance agent and list the reasons for the denial. If they can fix it they will. If they are saying that the limits are there, it is not expired, etc., then call ISNetworld® with the insurance agent on the phone. This way everything can be easily communicated, the broker will know what to put on the certificate and ISNetworld® may approve it on the phone.
Third, safety programs. These programs are designed to attempt to make your company safer. In reality they are a pain in the butt. Review all of your safety programs before submitting them to ISNetworld®. On the questionnaire you need to select “yes” for each requirement and list the page number. If it is not in the safety program get it in there, but don’t just add it in the safety program remember to tell your employees of the changes as well. Now for those of you that don’t need certain safety programs but it is being requested anyway, get one. You can call and complain until you are blue in the face, but you will be told the company is requesting it, so you must have it. Take the time to draft the program. If you are having trouble find someone to help you.
These are the three biggest issues regarding ISNetworld®, but they are solvable. Not everything is ISNetworld®’s fault, but they are not always the easiest to work with. You guys can get your account in the green, best of luck!
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