COR hits construction health and safety milestone
By Adam FreillConstruction Health & Safety
Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations now has more than 10,000 active COR-Certified companies in Canada.
There are now more than 10,000 active Certificate of Recognition (COR) certified firms across the nation, reports the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and its 13 member organizations.
The COR program, which is promoted and regulated by CFCSA, has long been recognized as a national standard for an occupational safety and health management system in the Canadian construction industry. The achievement of this milestone, stated CFCSA, demonstrates the commitment of employers, employees and safety professionals across the country to maintaining accredited standard of safety within their organizations.
COR certification involves rigorous evaluations of an organization’s health and safety management system. It encompasses hazard identification, risk assessment and effective control measures, ensuring that Canadian companies are equipped to handle the unique challenges of the construction industry. The aim of the program is to foster a culture of safety while reducing workplace incidents.
A key finding of the CFCSA’s commitment to COR certification, explained the federation, is that firms holding the accreditation experience an average of 18 per cent lower injury rates compared to non-certified firms. For more information about the Certificate of Recognition program is available on the CFCSA’s website.