The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) has officially endorsed a new harmonized national audit instrument which clearly aligns with the 2021 national COR® accreditation standard. This new audit will be used across most Canadian jurisdictions to verify a company’s safety and health program meets the national COR® accreditation standard.
Along with the identical questions to be used within the audit instrument, CFCSA members have also worked to harmonize guidelines, observation, and interview questions. The goal is to keep the 14 elements of the COR® program the same across Canada — any additions or variations specific to a province or territory are intended to be identified in a supplemental section.
With the implementation of these updates taking effect across most Canadian provinces and territories in 2023, the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) has already released its new harmonized audit instrument for Manitoba.
COR®/SECOR® companies in Manitoba will have until November 2023 to transition the new audit, which also includes a new section, Procurement and Contractor Management.
To help you better understand the new harmonized audit instrument and your responsibilities, join our FREE lunch and learn on Wednesday, November 30 from noon to 1 p.m.