WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition (COR) program

The COR program encourages employers to create an occupational health and safety management system that goes beyond current legal requirements. The voluntary program recognizes employers that are proactive about improving workplace safety, and dedicated to continual improvement. The BCFSC is a Certifying Partner for the COR Program.

COR incentive payments may be earned by eligible employers.

Note: COR Terms and Conditions (as of Dec 2017)

COR incentive payments and eligibility

The COR rebate payment is issued annually by WSBC to eligible employers. To receive a COR incentive payment, an employer must:

The COR incentive payment, paid by WSBC usually in June of the year after the audit, is automatically calculated using an employer’s assessable payroll and the base rate for the certified classification unit(s) for the audit and incentive year. Additional COR information

BCFSC provides WSBC with the COR recommendation and will advise the employer if they have been recommended for COR. The employer does not need to take any further action in order to receive the COR incentive payment for their submission once they have been recommended to WSBC.

WorkSafeBC released proposed changes to the COR program for 60-day public consultation, ending October 01, 2018 The full documents can be reviewed at: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/public-hearings-consultations/current-public-hearings-and-consultations/proposed-policy-amendments-practice-materials-regarding-cor-program

A summary of the major changes the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) believes will affect forestry employers can be found here:  http://www.bcforestsafe.org/node/3159  The BCFSC made a summary submission of feedback from the forest industry to WorkSafeBC by the deadline October 01, 2018. 


COR eligible auditors

For COR eligible audits, the auditor must:

If an auditor does not meet all of the above requirements on time, they become ineligible. In order to regain eligibility, the auditor must start the process over with the full initial OHS auditor training.


Eligible auditors

For purposes of submissions and COR, an internal “auditor” is a permanent employee or owner of the company that completes training and submits audits.

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