The Evolution of COR: From Inception to Today

The Evolution of COR

The Certificate of Recognition (COR) has undergone a remarkable evolution over the years, becoming a recognized and respected standard in the field of occupational safety.
The history of COR Certification dates back to its origins and has been marked by continuous expansion and adaptation as workplace safety needs have evolved. Below, we share the details.

Inception of the Program


The COR program originated in Canada in the early 1990s, when it was launched by the Alberta Safety Council. Initially, its goal was to promote and recognize companies demonstrating a strong commitment to workplace safety.

Over time, this program expanded beyond Alberta and became a benchmark for occupational safety throughout Canada.

Early Years of COR Certification

Early Years of COR Certification

During its early years, the COR program primarily focused on the construction and energy industries, sectors known for high occupational risks.

Audits and assessments centered around the implementation of safety practices and employee training to prevent accidents and injuries.

As the program gained recognition and acceptance, it extended to other industries and adapted to diverse workplace realities.

Expansion and Adaptation of COR

With time, the COR Certification program expanded nationally across Canada and adapted to address the needs of a wide range of industries. COR certification became a common requirement in bids and contracts for many organizations, as workplace safety became a priority for clients, suppliers, and employees.

Recent Evolution in COR Certification

The program has continued to evolve to address emerging challenges in occupational safety.

The incorporation of new technologies, such as mobile applications for safety tracking and data analytics, has enhanced audit efficiency and streamlined the collection and analysis of safety data.

The evolution of COR Certification has also included increased worker participation in the audit process, promoting greater awareness and commitment to safety at all levels of the organization.

Active employee involvement has been instrumental in identifying potential risks and enhancing safety practices.

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Recent Evolution in COR Certification

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