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Reciprocal Criminal Background Screening

North American Background Screening Consortium

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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 IBR, 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 IBR 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

+ For more information on the program, please contact the Industry Business Roundtable or the Health and Safety Council or visit the NABSC website.

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