Basis OSHA 1910.119 (h)(2)(v) The employer shall periodically evaluate the performance of contractor employees in fulfilling their obligation or specified in paragraph (h)(3) (contractor responsibilities) of their section.

Concept  Contractor member companies (and others) will be able to utilize a 3rd party contractor to conduct non-site specific audits of their safety programs therefore reducing redundancy and cost.              


  • Provides Standardized Industry Audit Process that is “OSHA Tested”
  • Improves compliance and raises the performance standard
  • Provides a foundation document for owner companies to do site specific audits
  • “Frees-up” Owner resources to concentrate on site specific audits
  • Eliminates redundant audits therefore reducing resources and costs for both owners and contractors
  • Use of third party consultant would add consistency - leading to industry standardization
  • Provides a corrective action feedback loop as well as deficiency tracking
  • Audit process raises the base level safety process for all contractors particularly the smaller contractor

Company Audited                    Audit Protocol                 Program Overview                 Request Audit



The North American Substance Abuse Program (NASAP) is a standard contractor employee testing program that will promote a safe and substance abuse-free work force while minimizing administrative expense by establishing a centralized reporting point where results of substance abuse testing can be readily accessed by authorized Owner and Contractor representatives.  The NASAP includes a process for rehabilitation and keeps individuals that test positive from moving between contractor companies without successfully completing an approved rehabilitation program.

                                                                  More information visit www.hasap.com




The North American Background Screening Consortium (NABSC) is a standardized and reciprocal criminal background screening program for Contractor Employees designed to meet the requirements for site access of Owner companies and assist Contractor Employers in compliance with multiple Owner site access requirements.
This program is the culmination of over two years of collaborative efforts by owner and safety council representatives from HBR, GBRIA, GNOBR, HASC, SCLCA, and GNOIEC. Several industry-leading suppliers of background screening services also participated in the development to ensure inclusion of the latest industry technology as well as assuring all applicable legal requirements are met by the program. Included in the development of the program were several independent legal reviews by third party firms and reviews by several owners’ legal representatives in order to assure Owners, Contractor Employers and Contractor Employees of the integrity of the program.
This program has been modeled after the North American Substance Abuse Program (NASAP), the highly successful standardized Drug and Alcohol testing and monitoring program developed and implemented by HBR and HACSC in 2004. Currently the NASAP program has over 150,000 participants representing over 1800 Contract companies in the Houston area. With the addition of the NABSC program, Owners and Contractor Employers will have not only increased assurance in the safety and integrity of the Contract Workforce that provides service to so many locations, but they will also experience reduced overall cost and efforts required to administer these programs.
Key Program Benefits 

  • Establishes standardized background screen criteria; Contractor Employers do not have to comply with multiple Owner requirements
  • Includes multiple professional background screening Consortium Third Party Administrators (Consortium TPAs) to perform the background checks, giving Contractor Employers a choice, providing competition and controlling costs
  • Allows participating Owners flexibility to determine which contract companies will be included in the Program
  • Graded security levels allows participating Owners flexibility to establish their own site access requirements
  • Provides Owners and Contractor Employers with ready access to a Contractor Employee's background screen security  status (Active or Inactive), for each participating Owner via the NABSC Program Lookup Application
  • A Contractor Employee's background screen grade will  be portable if they change employers or begin working at another Owner facility, reducing repetitious background screening and related costs  
  • Program can be easily audited to ensure compliance
  • A decreased number of safety and security related incidents

For more information on the program, please contact the Houston Business Roundtable or the Houston Area Safety Council or visit the NABSC web-site at http://www.nabsc.com/2008/.

Frequently Asked Questions




The Houston Business Roundtable developed the Standardized Pre-Qualification Form in the mid 1990’s to reduce the time and effort expended by both Owners and Contractors in providing and maintaining pre-qualification information.  In 2004 at HBR’s request the Houston Area Safety Council developed and implemented an on-line PQF and database to further reduce the paperwork and distribution effort.  This form is used throughout the industry by contractor companies to provide a thorough description of their services and basic qualifications for working at Owners’ sites.  Additional documentation can be attached to the PQF form that is stored on the HASC server to meet Owner requirements for information they need to pre-qualify contractors and to maintain current information for their site contractors.

To subscribe to this service, contact the Houston Area Safety Council at 281 476-9900 




We, the Owner members of the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR), recognize the value of a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced craft workforce to improve the safety, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of our industry.   We are committed to supporting and assuring an adequate supply of qualified workers in the future.  Benefits have been measured in safety performance, productivity, work quality and rework, turnover, unexcused absences, morale, and employer loyalty. We also support a community approach to craft workforce development through the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) and the collaborative efforts of Owner and Contractor companies.  HBR owners wish to encourage and recognize workforce development excellence within the contractor community.  Accordingly, the owner members of the HBR endorse the following tenets for Owners and Contractors: