Evaluating Effectiveness of a Contractor Management Program: A Case Study Webinar Recording

Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Member $99 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25

Many organizations are turning to contractors to help with everyday labor and special projects. But managing these contracts and contractors has unique challenges. This webinar will explore how a large oil and gas company has revamped its management system to more effectively track contractor safety and cumulative exposures.

Case Study: This oil and gas operation utilized a management system to assist with contractor management, but based on some user interviews, deficiencies and dysfunctions were discovered. These dysfunctions were driven both by system design and by the choices of client contractor managers. Examples include audit requirements that could not be met and were ignored, the rehire of contractors with poor safety records, and burdensome system upkeep. Learn how this organization analyzed the problems, identified the corrective actions, and ultimately improved their process and safety outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • ​​Identify health and safety issues related to contractor management
  • List best practices for contractor management
  • Discuss cumulative exposure impacts to contractors


Elizabeth Thornhill, CSP is an EHS Professional with 22 years of construction and maintenance experience in the industrial oil and gas, petrochemical, energy, and mining sectors, with ten of those years being directly working with contractor management. She has eight years of consulting experience working with many of ERM’s Technical Communities and is based in Houston, Texas. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Louisiana State University.

David Duncan, CIH has over 28 years of experience in the field of health and safety as an industrial hygienist and health and safety manager, ten years of which was spent at a major oil company at the corporate, division, and facility levels. David is based in Houston, TX.

Questions? Contact [email protected].