COR™ Meets SAFE Work Certified

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The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is an official partner of SAFE Work Manitoba and its SAFE Work Certified program.

SAFE Work Certified is offered through industry-based safety programs – Made Safe, RPM Trucking Industry Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety Association of Manitoba, and Farm Safety Program – to help reduce workplace injuries and promote a safety culture in Manitoba.

It has been statistically proven that an effective safety and health management system will reduce incidents and injuries along with associated human and financial costs. To add to that, upon having your system COR™ Certified, construction companies are also eligible to receive a 15% rebate on their WCB premium or $3,000 (up to 75%) whichever is greater. This is due to the new SAFE Work Certified Standard.

CSAM and Made Safe have reached a Memorandum of Understanding regarding certification in the province of Manitoba:

As of June 1, 2017, companies that are assigned to Made Safe, but are currently COR™ certified and an Associate Member of the CSAM, retain the choice to be certified (using a single audit) under COR™, SAFE Work Certified by Made Safe Certification, or both.

When a company has successfully completed a COR™ audit with a Made Safe Element ‘N’, Made Safe will inform SAFE Work Manitoba that the company has passed certification and is eligible to be considered for the WCB rebate.

Click here to learn more about CSAM and Made Safe’s Memorandum of Understanding regarding certification.

We’re proud to announce that the Manitoba COR™/SECOR™ Certification Program meets the standard of SAFE Work Manitoba’s SAFE Work Certified.

Click here to read the full WCB policy on the Prevention Rebate Program

About COR™

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) Program is the ultimate accreditation to verify companies that have implemented a comprehensive health and safety program. 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) – making CSAM 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)
  • SAFE Work Manitoba

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. PLEASE NOTE: the company must be in good standing and have full-time employees, that are Manitoba-based and possess these select courses, at all times. 
  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:

  • A letter from your company requesting COR™ Equivalency
  • A letter of good standing and copy of your current COR™ certificate from your host Construction Safety Association confirming the date of your most recent audit and that the standards of COR™ have been met.
  • An application for reciprocity from host association
  • Completion and submission of the Manitoba Supplement section of the National COR™ Audit and supporting documentation.

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™ Program Manager, at 204-775-3171 or 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.

Register

Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Dec 05, 2017 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg FULL

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

Dec 05, 2017 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Brandon 6 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jan 04, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 20 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Feb 13, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 23 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Mar 06, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Apr 04, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

May 01, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jun 05, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jul 03, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Aug 01, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Sep 05, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 02, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 06, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 04, 2018 Principles of Safety Management
Description +
Winnipeg 24 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

***We recommend that you bring a current copy of the WSH Act & Regulation to highlight and reference information. A classroom copy will be provide for in class use only.***

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

Register

Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Dec 06, 2017 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg FULL

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

Dec 11, 2017 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Brandon 4 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Dec 20, 2017 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 16 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Jan 16, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
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Winnipeg 15 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Feb 20, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 21 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Mar 07, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Apr 10, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

May 09, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Jun 06, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Jul 11, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Aug 08, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Sep 12, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Oct 10, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Nov 13, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Dec 05, 2018 Leadership for Safety Excellence
Description +
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

Register

Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Dec 06, 2017 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Brandon 4 Register

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

Dec 12, 2017 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 3 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jan 09, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 20 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Feb 22, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Mar 13, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Apr 17, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

May 03, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jun 12, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jul 10, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Aug 16, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Sep 11, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 04, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 08, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 13, 2018 Safety Auditor Training
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

 


Train the Trainer: WHMIS 2015

Course Length: One day of training (8 hours)
A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course
Prerequisites: None
Cost: Members – $60, Associate Members – $85, Non-Industry – $160

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.

Register

Registration - Schedule
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Dec 07, 2017 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Brandon 7 Register

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

Dec 14, 2017 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 3 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jan 11, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 19 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Feb 15, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Mar 15, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Apr 05, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

May 08, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jun 14, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Jul 05, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Aug 13, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Sep 18, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 18, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 15, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 11, 2018 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 24 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours