What you need to know before getting COR certification in Alberta?

What you need to know before getting COR certification in Alberta

With COR certification being a document that brings a number of benefits to companies, it is not unusual to find many employers interested in obtaining it. 

However, do you already know everything you need to do to get it? The document that endorses the company’s commitment to occupational health and safety requires effort on the part of all members to promote good risk management. 

Here are all the aspects to consider before applying for your COR certification

Register and have an active account with the WCB of Alberta


This program is an employee insurance program, governed by the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act, which covers the costs, benefits and payment for injuries or disability to employees, provided that these accidents occur in the course of their work service. 

Having a registration in this organization is important as a requirement to obtain the certificate, as well as to receive the incentives from the organization itself. 

Become a member of the ACSA

The Alberta Construction Safety Association is comprised of automatic or associate members, as the case may be, and offers a variety of benefits along with the COR certificate. 

An automatic member is any company that qualifies within the construction industry and has an active WCB account, whereas an associate member is a company that has a WCB number, but does not qualify as a builder or construction company. 

The ACSA membership allows companies to opt in to the COR and also to participate in WCB rebates. 

Train full-time employees

These are four essential courses that must be completed by the employee in charge of the occupational safety and health department. They are a requirement to qualify to apply for the COR certificate:

Register and have an active account with the WCB of Alberta

Principles of Health and Safety Management (PHSM):

A comprehensive course that helps employees recognize hazards and methods for safer work routines. 

Once they are familiar with the principles of management, they can begin to improve working conditions in order to reduce accidents and, at the same time, they are able to pass the idea on to their co-workers. 

Knowledge of Alberta legislation (LEG):

Promoting safety must go hand in hand with the rules, regulations and bylaws established by provincial law. In the case of Alberta, employees promoting corporate safety management must keep abreast of Alberta legislation. 

Armed with a clear foundation, employees can make better decisions and keep company documentation up to date to legally demonstrate proper occupational health and safety management. 

Auditor Training Program (ATP):

Once the COR certificate is obtained, companies must continue a maintenance regime, with the help of an internal auditor, to comply with what is required, which is the constant evaluation and improvement of occupational health and safety management. 

In addition, annual reports must be signed by a qualified internal auditor, as this is achieved through training in this program. 

Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE):

Once the risks are identified within a company, changes in the work routine must be implemented to achieve safety. 

This implementation must be carried out by a leader with the ability to encourage each part of the organization to work as a team and in harmony. Furthermore, they must have the ability to supervise the progress with a critical eye of constant evaluation. 

Our workshops are tailor-made for you. At Think Safety Solutions, we offer each of these workshops with easy accessibility

Submission of previous reports:

When applying for an external audit in order to opt for COR certification, the company must already have at least three months of continuous implementation reports of safety and health changes. 

The employee(s) in charge of the company’s safety department must start operation time prior to the COR application. That is, as an employer, you must make the decision to improve risk management, train the employees in charge of this area, and make the necessary improvements to build up the company’s health and safety management reports. 

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Submission of previous reports

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