Certificate of Recognition (COR®)
The COR® program is a safety management system that verifies companies have implemented a comprehensive health and safety program.
COR® Program Benefits for Employers
- Gather effective tools to develop, implement and assess your company’s health and safety management system
- Prevent injuries and save costs
- Gain the advantage of pre-bid qualification
- Provide evidence of due diligence
COR® is nationally trademarked and endorsed by members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). COR® certifications are recognized across participating provinces.
For companies with permanent office(s) in Saskatchewan. Companies may certify divisions, branches or sections of a WCB account number, however, each WCB account must qualify for its own COR®.
Saskatchewan COR® Equivalency
For companies that have COR in another province, currently working in Saskatchewan but without a permanent office. Contact Program Services for details and to request a letter of reciprocity.
1. Complete required courses
- Safety Management
- Safety Auditor Training with proficiency
- Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE) with proficiency
- WHMIS 2015 Train the Trainer – 2020 Edition OR Basic Training Techniques
2. Develop and implement a safety program
Safety advisors are available to provide guidance and support to members. Most companies will need at least six months to build a basic safety program.
The external audit process proves a health and safety program is achieving desired results and the company meets necessary standards to become COR® certified. Companies submit an annual audit and are audited every three years by the SCSA to maintain certification.
Upon registration, companies are required to meet two milestones within 12-18 months.
- Complete all courses, develop safety program, and submit safety manual
- Baseline external audit conducted by an SCSA auditor