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In a world where contact tracing is critical to prevent the spread of Covid–19, Shieldhub customers can use Shieldhub Pathway to contact trace their vendor network. Aside from all the other compliance and costs saving benefits, knowing which properties your network vendors have visited is more critical than ever. Furthermore, this service does not require passing or storing of PII (personal identification information) data that may contravene the privacy policies of your vendor network.

Organizations that use this industry standardized solution for third-party contractors have a clear line of sight for all their network of registered contractors and employees. Contractors can be traced via their Assigned Background Compliance number (ABC#) from registration right through the history of the sites they have visited without tracking their ongoing location history. This history is available in real-time making the process much faster, less invasive, and more comprehensive for contact-tracing purposes. The organization can track the individual without revealing any PII because their background check is delivered through a unique identifier, the ABC#. …


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Is this the worlds longest running standard?

The US standard railroad gauge (width between two rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England and the US railroads were built by English expatriates.

Why did the English build them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.

Why did they use that gauge then?

Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons which used that wheel spacing. …

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