Presentation on theme: "The New MICCS Certification Program An Introduction to the Enhancements and Updates of the MICCS Certification Program."— Presentation transcript:
The New MICCS Certification Program An Introduction to the Enhancements and Updates of the MICCS Certification Program
What will be covered? Show off the newly redesigned and updated program Highlight enhancements and changes made to program Provide lead time to prepare for changes Answer questions
What did we do? Held several focus group meetings to identify updates to the program requirements Held additional focus group meetings to identify enhancements for the web-based application for all users Redesigned the web-based application and database Overall: significant amount of staff and volunteer time and significant monetary investment for the organization
Why did we do all of this? The program requirements had not been reviewed and revised in the past 10 years. Changes in the industry have occurred and the program needs to reflect this. The web-based application was outdated and had numerous limitations. Increase the value to owners and to contractors Better the overall user experience
What does this mean for you? Easier to navigate and understand program requirements Company dashboard with notifications such as renewal and annual stats update Snapshot with program scoring and reviewer feedback Sortable list so owners can easily find contractors
Highlights of the Changes Effective date for new program launch will be January 1, 2014 Fee structure has been revised by the board to keep the program in line with costs incurred to maintain program “Qualified” status will require contractors to pass a Home Office Audit (HOA) Revised Safety Program Criteria (SPRS)
Highlights of the Changes Updated scoring methodology Enhanced user experience and software design New logos
Effective Date New program launches January 1, 2014 Your company will move to the new system upon your worker’s compensation renewal date December renewals can opt to renew in new system in January 2014 or renew in old system by December 31, 2013 Old system will be phased out January 1, 2015
Annual OSHA 300 A Log Stats Update Companies that renew in January 2014 will update their record with their 2013 OSHA 300A log data in the new system as part of their annual renewal All others will update their data in the old system All data must be updated by February 1
Fee Structure Application Fee –MICCS Association Member $800 –Non-member $950 Renewal Fee –MICCS Association Member $475 –Non-member $625 Resubmission Fee –MICCS Association Member $300 –Non-member $500
Similar Program Fees ISNetworld charges $700 to $13,800 for the first year and $600 to $12,800 annually PICS - $750 initial cost to access only one owner; extra fee for access to each additional owner
New HOA Requirement for “Qualified” Status Currently, “Qualified” companies do not have to go through a Home Office Audit (HOA) automatically. Instead these companies are put into a randomized selection pool. On January 1, 2014, in order to attain “Qualified” status, companies will be required to pass an HOA.
New HOA Requirement for “Qualified” Status Why? The board believes that the HOA is the best way to understand how and if a company is following their safety program. The new HOA requirement will apply to all new applicants. Companies currently in “Qualified” status will be randomly selected over the next three years for a HOA so that all “Qualified” contractors have passed a HOA by early 2017.
Revised SPRS The revised SPRS is posted online at and all changes are highlighted Everyone received an handout Language updates to make it clearer as to what is being asked of you Updates to keep in line with IOSHA and generally accepted industry standards Should be nothing that comes as a shock but there are several changes so please prepare in advance
Revised SPRS Companies will be required to upload their safety program/manual in PDF format Page numbers will be required for referencing plus there is an added box for more detailed information The program requires that you use the PDF number (not the document page number) to avoid any confusion for the reviewer The program will keep historical SPRS and HOA information
Updated Scoring Methodology Currently, you must meet all of the minimum requirements and that won’t change. Currently, you receive points for best practices section if you have one or all of the best practices. In the new system, you will receive a pass/fail score for minimum requirements. In the new system, you will receive a point for each best practice that you meet.
Qualified Status –EMR equal to or less than 1.0 –A three-year average TRIR and DART equal to or less than the national average for your NAICS code –Have no fatalities for the past three years –Meet all mandatory SPRS criteria –Pass a Home Office Audit
Certified Status –EMR equal to or less than 0.9 –A three-year average TRIR and DART equal to or less than 80% of the national average for your NAICS code –Have no fatalities for the past three years –Meet all mandatory SPRS criteria –Score 50% or higher on the SPRS best practices –Pass a Home Office Audit
MICCS-IDOL Certified Partnership –Attain “Certified” status –Be a MICCS Association Member –Complete the MICCS-IDOL Partnership Agreement which includes submitting monthly safety data –A three-year average TRIR and DART equal to or less than the Indiana average for your NAICS code –Be approved by the Indiana Dept. of Labor
Enhanced User Experience and Software Design One of our main goals was to make the web-based application intuitive, easier to navigate, and more efficient for the different user groups.
Things you need to know now Need to be current by December 31, 2013 or your data will not be migrated to the new system (in other words, you’ll have to start over) Company record will be in old system until you renew in new system – old system will be shut down on January 1, 2015
Things you need to know now Everyone will “renew with changes” in 2014 You can now pay online by credit card December 2013 renewals will have the option to renew in new system in January 2014 or renew in the old system by December 31, 2013
Things you need to know now Be sure to review the updated SPRS now so that you can be prepared at the time of your renewal Be sure you are following your safety program and documenting as necessary in order to pass the Home Office Audit Watch for regular e-newsletters with detailed info about the new program
Questions? Contact information Marcy Watson, Association Manager – Amy Herbertz, Program Administrator – Phone: