Explanation of Specialties

Background Investigation is the process of authenticating the information supplied to a potential employer by a job applicant in his or her resume, application, and interviews.  In most application processes, lying about background and credentials will keep the employer from hiring the applicant.  Background Investigations ensures the employer that the candidate has the background and experience he or she claims.

In addition, if it is determined at a later date, through a background check, that an employee lied about credentials, qualifications, experience, education and so forth, the employer may fire the employee. This assumes that the employee signed a statement attesting to the truth of his or her provided information.

E-Verify Employer Agents, formerly called designated agents, use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of another company's employees by using both Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases.

Hazardous Material/Waste Management is the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste material that, when improperly handled, can cause substantial harm to human health and safety or to the environment. Hazardous wastes can take the form of solids, liquids, sludges, or contained gases, and they are generated primarily by chemical production, manufacturing, and other industrial activities.

Occupational Health and Safety Consultation is an area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged int work or employment.

Skip Tracing is the act of locating a Person(s).  This could be someone who has moved and needs to be located for civil matters (e.g., they owe money as the result of a civil judgment or small claims judgment) or locating victim or witness in a criminal matter.

Workers' Comp Abuse & Fraud Investigation is the investigation of suspected fraudulent workers compensation insurance claims.  This occurs when someone lies or willfully provides a false statement, intentionally fails to notify the insurance company of work or income from work, or willfully misrepresents their physical condition to obtain benefits from the insurance company.  In the simplest terms, fraud occurs when someone knowingly lies to obtain benefit or advantage or to cause some benefit that is due to be denied.   If there is no lie, there may be abuse but it is not fraud.

Workplace (Industrial) Accident Investigation focuses on the finding the root cause of a workplace "accident" so it can be prevented from happening again.  Accidents are defined as an unplanned event that interrupts the completion of an activity (which may or may not result in injury or property damage).

The purpose of the investigation is to find facts that can lead to actions, not to find fault.  Always looking for deeper causes.

Reasons to investigate a workplace accident include:

  • finding the cause of accidents and to prevent similar accidents in the future
  • complying with any legal requirements
  • determining the cost of an accident
  • determining compliance with applicable safety regulations
  • processing workers' compensation claims

Incidents that involve no injury or property damage still need to be investigated to determine the hazards that should be corrected.

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