“Certificate of Recognition” (COR)
is a program that provides a standard of safety compliance that is recognized across Canada, primarily in the construction and fabrication industries.
The process is ongoing and audited annually. The program is a dynamic process that is constantly ongoing.
From the first steps of senior management and employee engagement which include training and assembling the safety program to daily job hazard assessments, regular inspections and ongoing training, this program can feel overwhelming!
But, like any large project, COR can be broken down into bite-sized pieces and made manageable for any size company.
Sections of the Program
The safety program itself is broken into 14 sections each with specific requirements, but they can be tackled independently to make this more manageable
Sections of Safety & Environment policy -which is a corporate or organizational commitment to a safe and healthy workplace. Hazard assessment defines the hazards that will be encountered in the company while performing operations.
Safe Work Practices and Safe Job procedures
SWP & SJP allow a company to develop a pattern or recipe for the best and safest way to perform job functions. This process can be helpful in making routine practices more efficient and standardized.
Company rules allow an organization to determine black and white expectations for safe working behaviour, which can not only provide for a safer workplace but a clearer expectation for all employees and streamlining Human resources management.
Personal Protective Equipment and Preventative Maintenance Policy sections
PPE and Preventative Maintenance sections outline the requirements for the safety of both the individuals and the equipment used in the workplace.
Safety Training Requirements
The section for the Training policy is an opportunity for a workplace to identify training required for each area and task, ensuring that there is a clear path for ensuring competence in the workplace.
Inspection, Investigation & Emergency Preparedness
Inspection and Investigation policies and emergency preparedness ensure that an organization is aware of areas within the organization that require periodic review and plans for possible disastrous events and then if there is a failure in the system, there is a plan of action for reviewing, understanding and preventing repeat instances of incidents.
Statistics & Records
The section on Statistics and records provides an analytical measurement of the progress the company makes, year over year and provides a record for first aid, medical aid and lost time incidents.
Each Province has its own workplace safety and health act. In this act are legislative requirements for safety which differ from province to province. The legislative requirements section and
Manitoba Supplement outline specific requirements of our Province. Manitoba’s requirements include; hearing conservation, Lock out tag out, Working alone, WHMIS, Operator training, Musculoskeletal injuries and Violence and Harassment in the workplace.
Be sure to check your provincial requirements.
When you break down the program into the bite-sized parts and tackle one at a time. COR is a manageable undertaking. There is endless free online resources for safety management available that you can customize to your business.
AXIS has been a COR certified company since 2011. Just one of the ways that we are able to be your industrial solutions provider.