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COATINGSPRO SAFETY 2018 19 Contractor Management The Research e questions posed by NSC researchers for this report were: 1. Do contractors in the prequalification company's database have better safety performance than their industry counterparts, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)? 2. Is the rate of safety performance improvement different between contractors in the prequalification company's database and their industry counterparts (BLS)? 3. Would the universe of contractors in the prequalification company's database have better safety performance than the universe of companies reported by BLS? 4. Is the rate of safety performance improvement linked to the length of time a contractor is in the prequalification company's program? 5. Is the rate of safety performance improvement better for contractors with poorer safety records than for contrac- tors with better safety records (with the assumption being that going from poor to good is easier than going from good to great)? Data analysis was performed independently by the National Safety Council, utilizing data provided by the third- party prequalification company. e contractor data set contained 17,460 contractor companies that joined between 2007 and 2015. A ll data was anonymized by replacing company names with a unique alphanumeric identifier. Primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry codes were assigned to each contractor, ranging from three to six digits. Two types of analyses were performed: one where contractors were grouped by industry code and another where the entire data set was analyzed as a whole. The Results Results indicate that contractors in the data set significantly outperform national safety averages (as defined by BLS statis- tics). e third-party prequalification company contractors have Total Recordable Rates (TRR), Days Away, Restricted, Transferred Rates (DART), and Lost Workday Rates (LWR) that outperform national industry averages. is is true for all industries as a whole (question 3) with contractor TRR, DART, and LWR being 33.7 percent, 47.7 percent, and 65.0 percent (respectively) better than BLS averages. It was also true within specific industries (question 1) where results showed contractors in the data set had better TRR, DART, and LWR than their industry counterparts for every two-digit industry code analyzed (8 total) and for nearly every year (2007‒2015). Regarding question 2, results showed no difference

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