Contractor Safety


Contractor Selection and Oversight Safety Digest

A strong contractor selection process and contractor oversight policy ensures quality work and that worker safety is maintained.

Several organizations and industry associations, including the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), have developed guidelines and recommended practices addressing the use of safety criteria for selecting and pre-qualifying contractors. CURT guidance lists staff qualifications, accident history, a contractor’s safety program, and an owner’s previous experience as potential criteria for safety pre-qualification of a contractor.

ANSI Standard Z-10, “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems,” also recommends that the contractor pre-qualification process include consideration of safety criteria for successful contractor safety performance management.


Safety Resources:

Construction Users Roundtable

Construction Owners' Safety Blue-Print (OSB)


American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and  American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) 

Z-10: American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems