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For Immediate Release:
March 31st, 2005
Contact: S. Boutin
FM Solutions, LLC media relations
(321) 631-3125

WorkOasis™ introduces a contractor certification process to reduce corporate liability and risk

Atlanta, GA (April 5th, 2005) FM Solutions unveiled today enhanced functionality to its’ WorkOasis™ contractor management technology platform designed to help corporations reduce the liability associated with certifying and managing large numbers of suppliers. In response to the heightened awareness created by the $11 million judgment against Wal-Mart, on March 18th, 2005, for alleged use of illegal workers; WorkOasis™ released a contractor certification application that documents compliance to OSHA, EPA, EEOC and Employment laws, including the verification of employment eligibility.

The application works by a corporation requiring its’ contractors to register on the WorkOasis™ website. WorkOasis™ acts as an independent 3rd party and provides a centrally hosted application for the contractor to enter information regarding liability insurance, workers compensation, business licenses, and compliance to Federal OSHA, EPA, EEOC and Employment law. WorkOasis™ charges the contractor an annual certification fee and provides the corporate client with free work order management software for processing service transactions.

“Corporations underestimate the liabilities associated with incomplete contractor files” states, Bob Dickhaus, President and CEO of FM Solutions. “Due to the nature of the facility management process, which requires fast response to unexpected building and environmental problems, as many as 50% of the contractors used by a typical Fortune 1000 company are uncertified. The risks of non-compliance are just now being understood with the recent Wal-Mart judgment and the increased scrutiny of business processes required by Sarbanes Oxley certification”. The US Department of Commerce estimates it costs US Corporations over $20 billion a year in claims due to uninsured and uncertified contractors.

Bob Dickhaus, founder of FM Solutions and WorkOasis™ comments; "The application of Six Sigma techniques to the facility management function is a relatively new concept. Redesigning and automating paper based service processes can save corporate real estate owners 15-20% of their total operating budgets.

WorkOasis™ is a web-based contractor management application owned and operated by FM Solutions, LLC of Atlanta, GA.

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