The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR™) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets national standards. The objectives of COR™ are to provide industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.
COR™ is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) of which the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is a member.
The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is an ‘Authority Having Jurisdiction’ to grant COR™ in the province of Manitoba. In achieving this national safety program accreditation in Manitoba, CSAM practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld. With one common audit instrument utilized across Canada, the national standard is clear: Minimum 50% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.
COR™ is now frequently used as a pre-qualification and/or condition of contract by public and private project owners across Canada (NEW Province of Manitoba tender requirements). COR™ is endorsed by Manitoba Labour, Workplace Safety and Health Division and the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). COR™ Certified status is the ultimate distinction verifying companies which have implemented a comprehensive safety program.
As the Authority Having Jurisdiction to grant COR™ Certification in the province of Manitoba for the building construction industry, CSAM practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld. Caution should be taken if any other organization suggests that it is qualified to provide accredited COR™ training, COR™ audits or COR™ Certification.
*Construction companies with a WCB code starting with 407 & 408 receive COR™ services from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Safety Association WORKSAFELY™ program. CSAM and MHCA WORKSAFELY™ reciprocally recognize the COR™ Certified status of companies in each of their respective programs.
Certification is valid for a period of two years, after which the company must repeat the process in order for their Certified status to continue.
Don’t put yourself at risk. Ask to see a current “Letter of Good Standing or COR™ Certificate”.