About COR™

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This program provides industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents and injuries along with associated human and financial costs.

COR™ is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA), including CSAM. That means we’re an authority with jurisdiction to grant COR™ in the province of Manitoba.

To achieve national safety program accreditation, CSAM practices the utmost diligence to ensure COR™ standards are upheld. COR™ uses one common audit instrument across all of Canada so the national standard is clear: a minimum of 50% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.

Because of the program’s national standards, public and private project owners frequently use COR™ as a pre-qualifier or a condition of contract across Canada. You can read the Province of Manitoba tender requirements here.

The program is also is endorsed by:

  • Manitoba Labour
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH)
  • Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)

Non-Manitoban companies that have COR™ Certification in their province or territory, but don’t have a permanent office in Manitoba, can apply for equivalency.

Achieve COR™ Certification

COR™ is valid for three years; providing a company maintains their eligibility in the COR™ program, meaning their training elements are maintained and their auditing standards are met annually. Three courses are required, plus one of three elective courses.

Upon completion of either the Principles of Safety Management course (see SECOR™ for smaller companies) by the company owner or senior branch management, a company is issued a Safety Program Registration number.

This Safety Program Registration is temporary, indicating that a company has the knowledge and the intention of creating and implementing a safety program. A Safety Program Registration is the first step toward achieving COR™ or SECOR™ Certification.

Steps to achieving COR™ Certification:

  1. Contact the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) to register in the COR™ program, or visit our General Training Courses page to register for the required courses. You can also mail or fax a completed registration form to the registrar’s office (online registrations are processed the same day). If you need additional information about the program before you register, contact our office in Winnipeg (204-775-3171) or Brandon (204-728-3456).
  2. Complete the following four courses: Principles of Safety Management, Safety Auditor Training, Leadership for Safety Excellence and one of the Train the Trainer programs (Hearing Conservation, Lockout/Tagout or WHMIS). All courses are provided by CSAM.
  3. With the information your company has gained from the courses, develop a manual and implement a quality safety program. CSAM personnel are available to provide guidance and support while you develop your safety program.
  4. Conduct and pass an internal safety and health audit. Upon successfully passing the internal audit, a request for an independent audit will be coordinated through the CSAM office. A COR™ status certificate will be issued to the company after successfully passing the independent audit. This process will ensure that your health and safety program is achieving appropriate results.

To maintain COR™ Certification, the company must have an internal audit annually with an independent audit in their fourth year. Audits and their findings must be coordinated and registered with CSAM.

The Certificate of Recognition is valid for three years providing all requirements of COR™ standards are met and certification is maintained annually.

Seminars are available throughout the province as often as demand requires. Sign up for a training date near your location or contact us for more information.

Request COR™ Equivalency

A company that has COR™ Certification issued by a member of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations in another province or territory, but doesn’t have a permanent office in Manitoba, can apply for equivalency.

The following documentation is required to request COR™ Equivalency from CSAM:

  • Confirmation of Safety Certificate issued by the Certifying Association
  • Letter requesting COR™ equivalency in Manitoba on company letterhead
  • Copy of most current provincial or territorial COR™ certificate and letter of good standing
  • Completion of the Manitoba Supplement of the COR™ National Audit and Documentation verifying compliance.

Once the above material is received and successfully reviewed by CSAM, the company will be issued the following:

  • Letter of COR™ equivalency for Manitoba
  • Manitoba COR™ Equivalency Certificate
  • Explanation of CSAM programming in Manitoba
  • Copy of the provincial Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations
  • Training calendars for CSAM
  • Contact telephone numbers for the Workplace Safety and Health Branch and Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

The Manitoba COR™ certificate will be issued with the same expiration date of your provincial or territorial COR™ certificate (up to a maximum of 12 months). It’s the company’s responsibility to re-apply when their Manitoba COR™ Certificate expires.

For more information, contact Keith Steffano, COR™ Coordinator by phone (204-775-3171) or email keith@constructionsafety.ca.

Please Note: The above process was established for provincial or territorial COR™ equivalency only. All information submitted to CSAM will be reviewed by CSAM personnel only and kept in strict confidence.

Required Courses

To begin the process for COR™ Certification, you must complete four training modules, including: Principles of Safety Management, Leadership for Safety Excellence, Safety Auditor Training and Train The Trainer in conjunction with one of the electives from those offered below. A representative from Senior Management in Manitoba must attend the Principles of Safety Management course and any other Manitoba based full time employee(s) may take the remaining 3 courses. The same person is not required to take all four courses.

Principles of Safety Management

Course Length: One days of training (8 hours)
Prerequisites: None
Cost: Members – $200, Associate Members – $300, Non-Industry – $525

The Principles of Safety Management training course teaches how to create a company safety manual and provide practical guidelines to keep your safety program running smooth and effective.

Further Information on Principles of Safety Management

Every company should have a safety program to meet legal requirements, satisfy moral obligations and earn financial benefits. In the Principles of Safety Management course, you’ll learn a systematic, organized approach to reducing the human and financial costs of jobsite incidents.

Principles of Safety Management course content revolves around the actual integration of policies, practices and procedures you need to manage safety within your companies—consistent with the nationally recognized standards of COR™ Certification.

Course Content
  • Health and Safety Policy (and responsibilities)
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Job Procedures
  • Company Rules
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Training and Communication
  • Inspections
  • Investigations & Reporting
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Statistics and Records
  • Legislation

Along with these elements will be a “Manitoba Supplement” section that focuses on specific provincial regulatory compliance issues and provincial safety program directives.

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Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 01, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 7 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours
Associate Member: $300.00
Member: $200.00
Non-Member: $525.00

Sep 13, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 13 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Sep 27, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 21 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 13, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 25, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 01, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 22 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 15, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 06, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 19, 2016 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours


Leadership for Safety Excellence

Course Length: Two consecutive days of training (16 hours)
Prerequisites: None
Cost: Members – $120, Associate Members – $170, Non-Industry – $320

This program enables managers and supervisors to build health and safety into their everyday planning and make them a daily part of their supervisory function. Communication skills are emphasized and practiced in this course.

Further Information on Leadership for Safety Excellence

Course Content

The course is divided into four half-day modules supported by lectures, manuals, workshops and regulatory information.

Supervisor’s Role

  • Understanding the importance of the supervisor’s role
  • Implementation and maintenance of the company safety program
  • Manager, supervisor and worker responsibilities
  • Corporate culture
  • Lead by example
  • Legal duties and responsibilities

Inspections

  • Purpose and types of inspections
  • How to conduct an inspection
  • Prioritization of hazards and concerns
  • How to interpret, document, and develop recommendations
  • Selling recommendations to workers and management

Investigations

  • Reasons for investigations
  • When to investigate
  • Effective guidelines to follow in preparation, conducting and reporting
  • Legislative requirements
  • Follow up
  • Selling recommendations to workers and management

Training

  • Reason for training
  • Planning and conducting training sessions
  • Orientations (three types)
  • On-the-job training
  • Getting the most out of all your training

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Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 07, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Winnipeg 14 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours
Associate Member: $170.00
Member: $120.00
Non-Member: $320.00

Sep 20, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Brandon 11 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Oct 11, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Winnipeg 10 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Nov 08, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Winnipeg 20 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Nov 22, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Dec 13, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Dec 14, 2016 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours


Safety Auditor Training

Course Length: One day of training (8 hours)
Prerequisites: Principles of Safety Management
Cost: Members – $60, Associate Members – $85, Non-Industry – $160

Audits assess of the current state of an organization’s safety program and identify specific areas of improvement. They also support companies who believe they are ready to be independently audited to achieve COR™ Certification.

Further Information on Safety Auditor Training

Participants will learn the simplicity of the audit and how to use standardized forms. Also, they will gain experience working with the three verification techniques to assist in the conclusion: documentation, observation and interviews.

Course Content
  • Introduction (course objectives)
  • Auditor and the audit process
  • Effective communications
  • Report building
  • Legislation review
  • Workshop audit (classroom) – student must complete an internal audit before receiving certification
  • Close out meeting of workshop audit

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Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 13, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Winnipeg 8 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours
Associate Member: $85.00
Member: $60.00
Non-Member: $160.00

Sep 14, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Brandon 13 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 04, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Winnipeg 20 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 25, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 26, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 10, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 16, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 08, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Winnipeg 22 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 20, 2016 Safety Auditor Training
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Brandon 16 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

 


Train the Trainer: WHMIS

Course Length: One day of training (8 hours)
A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015 (WHMIS 2015) is a globally harmonized communication system dealing with controlled products and includes three main components: labels, safety data sheets (SDS), and worker education. WHMIS 2015 provides employers and workers with information about the controlled products they work with on the job.

Further Information on Train the Trainer: WHMIS

Train the Trainer: WHMIS teaches participants about WHMIS legislation requirements and provides guidelines for developing a site-specific training program for their company.

Upon successfully completing both parts of the Train the Trainer program, students will be qualified to conduct a generic WHMIS training program and will have the knowledge to develop a basic site-specific program.

Participants will earn a WHMIS certificate of training and will receive credit toward COR™ or SECOR™ Certificate program requirements.

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Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Nov 03, 2016 WHMIS-Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours
Associate Member: $85.00
Member: $60.00
Non-Member: $160.00

Nov 29, 2016 WHMIS-Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 23 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 13, 2016 WHMIS-Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours


Train the Trainer: Hearing Conservation

Course Length: One day of training (8 hours)
A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course. 

Workplace Safety and Health Legislation addresses problems relating to occupational noise-induced hearing loss. Depending on the level of noise employees are exposed to, the legislation imposes a legal duty on the employer to implement education, surveillance and noise control procedures. Train the Trainer: Hearing Conservation provides participants with the necessities for the introducing a company-specific hearing conservation program.

Further Information on Train the Trainer: Hearing Conservation

Upon successfully completing both parts of the program, students will be qualified to conduct or coordinate a company-approved hearing conservation program. Attendees will also receive a credit toward their COR™ program requirements.

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Train the Trainer: Lockout/Tagout

Course Length: One day of training (8 hours)
A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

If machinery unexpectedly activates or if an energy source could unexpectedly cause injury, it must be isolated and controlled. This is done through a lockout/tagout procedure. Lockout/tagout is one of three safe-work procedures required by Workplace Safety and Health Legislation.

Further Information on Train the Trainer: Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/tagout systems are not only used when dealing with electricity, but also for hydraulic, pneumatic, steam and other types of systems. Employee training for lockout/tagout systems is essential.

Upon the successful completion of both parts of the program, students will be qualified to develop a company approved lockout/tagout procedure and provide a training program for their coworkers.

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