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COR™ Program

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) Program is the ultimate accreditation to verify companies that have implemented a comprehensive health and safety 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 per cent in each element and an overall audit score of 80 per cent. 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.

COR™ Qualifies for Prevention Rebate

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) Policy 52.40 creates a Prevention Rebate Program that provides a meaningful financial incentive for eligible employers who have implemented effective safety and health management programs. COR™ Certified employers are eligible to receive a rebate of the greatest of 15 per cent of their assessment premium or for small employers $3,000 (to a maximum of 75 per cent of their assessment premium).

The Prevention Rebate Program is overseen by the preventative arm of WCB — SAFE Work Manitoba — through the provincial standard of their SAFE Work Certified Program. CSAM has a formal agreement with SAFE Work Manitoba as a certifying partner.

COR™ Certification meets the SAFE Work Certified Program provincial standard.

Achieve COR™ Certification

COR™ Certification is achieved through the completion of required training; implementation of your safety program; and verification by CSAM that the national COR™ standards are met. 

REQUIRED TRAINING: There are four required training modules which must be completed by an employee (or employees) of your company.  These training modules provide your company with the information, resources, and ability to implement a safety and health management system (ie: safety program):

  • Principles of Safety Management*
  • Leadership of Safety Excellence
  • Safety Auditor Training
  • Train the Trainer

*Principles of Safety Management – This course must be completed by the company owner or senior management.  Upon completion, 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.

IMPLEMENTATION:  Equipped with the information your company has gained from the required training courses, you will be required to develop and/or implement your safety and health management system.  As always, CSAM staff will be available to provide guidance and support throughout any stage of your development or implementation of your safety program.

VERIFICATION: Your safety program is audited annually to confirm the national COR™ standards are met.  The initial year of COR™ Certification requires the successful submission of three audits: company self-audit, CSAM internal audit, and independent audit.  Year two and three of your COR™ Certification requires the successful submission of two audits: company self-audit, and CSAM internal audit.

COR™ Certification is valid for a period not exceeding three years and must be validated annually with a letter of good standing which verifies the training elements and auditing standards are maintained.

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 three 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
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 01, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 11 Register

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

Sep 22, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 7 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 01, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 19 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 20, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 03, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 22 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 24, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 01, 2020 Principles of Safety Management
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Winnipeg 22 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

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Safety Auditor Training

Course Length: Two days of training (16 hours)

Prerequisites: Principles of Safety Management Cost: Members – $120, Associate Members – $170, Non-Industry – $320

Audits assess 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
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 02, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Winnipeg 9 Register

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

Sep 23, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Brandon 5 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Oct 14, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Winnipeg 21 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Oct 21, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Nov 04, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Winnipeg 22 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Nov 25, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 16.0 hours

Dec 08, 2020 Safety Auditor
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Winnipeg 23 Register

Duration: 16.0 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
Start Date Course Name Location Seats Left
Sep 10, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 12 Register

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

Oct 01, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
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Brandon 7 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 08, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 22 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Oct 29, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Nov 10, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Winnipeg 21 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 03, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
Description +
Brandon 8 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

Dec 15, 2020 WHMIS 2015 - Train the Trainer
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Winnipeg 23 Register

Duration: 8.0 hours

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.

COR™ Certified Companies

To search alphabetically for COR™ Certified Companies in Manitoba, visit our directory here.