COR™

What is COR™?

The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR™) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets national standards. 

The objectives of COR™ are to provide industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.

COR™ is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) of which the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is a member.

The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba is an authority having jurisdiction to grant COR™ in the province of Manitoba.   In achieving this national safety program accreditation, CSAM practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld.  With one common audit instrument utilized across Canada, the national standard is clear: Minimum 50% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.

COR™ is now frequently used as a pre-qualifying and/or condition of contract by public and private project owners across Canada (NEW Province of Manitoba tender requirements). COR™ is endorsed by Manitoba Labour, Workplace Safety and Health Branch and the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). COR™ Certified status is the ultimate distinction verifying companies which have implemented a comprehensive safety program.

As an authority having jurisdiction to grant COR™ Certification in the province of Manitoba for the building construction industry, CSAM practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld.  Caution should be taken if any other organization suggests that it is qualified to provide accredited COR™ training, COR™ audits or COR™ Certification.

*Construction companies with a WCB code starting with 407 & 408 receive COR™ services from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Safety Association WORKSAFELY™  program.  CSAM and MHCA WORKSAFELY™ reciprocally recognize the COR™ Certified status of companies in each of their respective programs.

Don't put yourself at risk.  Ask to see a current Letter of Good Standing or COR™ Certificate.

COR™ Certified Companies in Good Standing

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How to Achieve COR™ Certification

The COR™ Certificate issued by CSAM to successful companies and the privileges associated with the COR™ program administered by CSAM are dependent on performance and will be revoked for failure to maintain the standards required. 

 

COR™ is valid for three years providing a company maintains their eligibility in the COR™ program; the training elements are maintained; and auditing standards are maintained annually (minimum 50% in each element and minimum 80% overall).  A Letter of Good Standing is issued annually to validate the COR™ Certificate, and ensure all standards are met.

The steps to achieving COR™ Certification include:

  • Completion of 4 training modules
  • Completion of a company safety manual
  • Implementation of a company safety program
  • Audit by company (generally 3-6 months after the safety program implementation)
  • CSAM Audit
  • Independent Audit

Seminars are available throughout the province as often as demand requires. For scheduled training dates and locations, please refer to our training calendar, or contact our office at 204-775-3171.

 

AUDIT Requirements:

 

Initial year of COR™ requires the successful submission of the following audits:

  • Company Self Audit
  • CSAM Internal Audit
  • Independent Audit

The second and third year of COR™ maintenance requires the successful submission of the following audits:

  • Company Self Audit
  • CSAM Internal Audit / Verification Review

COR™ & SECOR Audit Instrument

Don't put yourself at risk.  Ask to see a current Letter of Good Standing or COR™ Certificate.

CSAM also reserves the right to conduct random COR™ site assessments and/or COR™ spot audits on COR™ Certified employers at any time to ensure that COR™ audit standards and COR™ Program Guideline standards are maintained. 

COR™ & SECOR™Audit Guidelines

 

Small Employer COR™ Certification

The Small Employer Certificate of Recognition Program (SECOR™) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets provincial standards. 

The objectives of SECOR™ are to provide industry employers, with less than 10 employees, with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.

SECOR™ is designed to provide contractors with practical solutions for a safer workplace; offering a simple, straightforward approach to safety. 

Upon registration into the SECOR™ Certification program, your company will receive a registration number, which demonstrates your company's commitment into a registered safety program and a personalized, customizable company safety manual.

Achievement of your SECOR™ Certification will include completion of required training; implementation of your safety program; and verification CSAM audit standards are met.

The steps to achieving SECOR™ Certification include:

  • Completion of 3 training modules
  • Completion of a company safety manual
  • Implementation of a company safety program
  • Audit by company (generally 3-6 months after the safety program implementation)
  • CSAM Audit
  • Independent Audit

 

COR™ Certified Companies Meetings

The CSAM hosts these quarterly meetings to discuss and network with these leaders in the construction industry. Please contact tara@constructionsafety.ca for more information.

 

Next COR™ Certified Company meetings are scheduled for:

  • Winnipeg: September 18, 2014 at the Caboto Centre 1055 Wilkes Avenue; 10:00 a.m.
  • Brandon: September 19, 2014 at the Keystone Centre 1175 – 18th Street, CKLQ Hall; 1:30 p.m.

 

Don't put yourself at risk.  Ask to see a current Letter of Good Standing or COR™ Certificate.

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