Certificate of Recognition Updates

COR Program: Registration Process Updates

OVERVIEW

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) and its members are known for their efforts in leading injury prevention and reduction in order to improve the overall health and safety of workplaces in the province. The Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program in particular is designed to help companies reduce the human and financial losses associated with accidents.

To assist companies in their progress toward achieving COR certification and to enhance the integrity of the program, the SCSA has implemented following updates to the registration process:

Companies registering for the COR program must achieve certification within 18 months by meeting the following milestones:

Milestone #1

  • Complete minimum training standards and proficiencies required
  • Ensure Health and Safety Manual is submitted, reviewed, and approved by the SCSA within 12 months of registration date

Milestone #2

  • Schedule and complete a Baseline Audit
  • Successfully achieve COR certification within 18 months of the registration date

NOTE:
Upon successful completion of Milestone #1 requirements and prior to the 12-month letter expiration date, the company must contact the SCSA to request their next milestone letter. Failure to meet either the Milestone #1 or Milestone #2 deadlines as indicated in your company’s COR Registration Letter will result in your company being de-rolled from the program and removed from the SCSA website. There will be a 6-month waiting period before your company is eligible to re-apply to the COR program.

 

The SCSA website has been updated with a real-time searchable directory of companies registered and certified in the COR program. As a company moves from registered to certified status in our system, this list will be automatically updated. If a company does not meet the milestones mentioned above, they will be removed from the directory. Visit www.scsaonline.ca/news/scsa-cor-companies to view the current list.

Please note that these updates to the COR program reflect the SCSA’s ongoing commitment to continually improving programs for the purpose of reducing the financial and human costs associated with injuries in the workplace. For more information on these updates, please visit www.scsaonline.ca/COR-Updates or contact your nearest SCSA office.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What updates were made to the Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program registration process?

Everyone registering for the COR program will have to successfully achieve certification within 18 months.

What are COR Milestones?       

Companies registering for the COR program must achieve certification within 18 months by meeting the following milestones:

  • Milestone #1: Complete minimum training standards and proficiencies required and ensure Health and Safety Manual is submitted, reviewed, and approved by the SCSA within 12 months of registration date
  • Milestone #2: Schedule and complete a Baseline Audit and successfully achieve COR certification within 18 months of the registration date

Achieving COR seems challenging. Is help available?

Upon registration, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) Program Services department is available to help you register for your required classes and answer any questions you may have. In addition, each company is assigned an SCSA Safety Advisor at the point of registration. A Safety Advisor will be in contact with you and can help you in a number of areas, including the development of your Health and Safety Manual and preparing for your Baseline Audit.

I am currently registered for COR. How will this affect me?

We are contacting all companies who registered for the COR program prior to 2017 to advise them of the process updates.  These companies will have 18 months from the point of contact to successfully achieve COR certification and will be required to meet the same milestones. Please note that it will take our staff time to work through the list of companies. If you have not yet been contacted, your current letter of registration is valid until that time.

I am not interested in staying in the COR program. What happens if I want to opt out?

If you no longer wish to be in the COR program, there will be a six-month waiting period before you can re‑apply.

 

PDF VERSIONS:

Certificate of Recognition Program: 2017 Registration Process Updates - Overview Letter (PDF)
Certificate of Recognition Program: 2017 Registration Process - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)