Created in collaboration with automakers, suppliers, and contractors, AIAG’s new Contractor Safety Management Framework outlines common processes for effective contractor safety management — specifically in construction environments — facilitating more consistent health and safety requirements for contractors among hiring clients and owners. It can also be used within any health and safety (H&S) management system (e.g., ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10).
The intent is to support contractors and companies in identifying and reducing health and safety hazards. Successful implementation of the framework’s processes will also help expand and improve the collaboration between hiring clients/owners and contractors. Tasks such as prequalifying a contractor’s safety program prior to issuing a contract and tracking the contractor’s safety performance once he/she begins the project are also addressed in the framework document.