What is COR?
A Certificate of Recognition (COR) or a Small Employer COR (SECOR) is awarded to employers who have successfully developed and implemented a health and safety program that meets provincial standards.
Why should i pay attention to COR?
The primary purpose of COR and SECOR is to create a standard of workplace safety that reduces workplace injury. This is of benefit to both the government and to the employer as a reduced rate of injury saves time and money on both ends not to mention the benefits to workers in the field.
As if that isn’t enough they have added the extra incentive in recognition of the reduced risk because of an implemented, audited and certified Health and Safety Program the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) may issue and annual rebate of up to 20% of the company’s WCB industry premium.
What is a Safety Audit?
If you have less than 10 employees you will conduct a self assessment through a certifying partner to receive recognition.
If you are after a COR then you will need to set up your safety standards to comply with the COR standards of safety.
An external certifying partner will provide a consultation and period of time to make specific changes in order to meet their standard.
Once you receive your certification you must maintain a certain standard of safety.
What if I don’t pass my COR Audit?
Employers that do not cooperate with the process, or who do not meet the agreed-upon timelines for completing their action plan, will have their COR cancelled. Any pending WCB rebates will be forfeited.
ONSITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT can help you with and questions or to book our COR and SECOR services.