WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition (COR) program

As the COVID-19 challenges continue, the SAFE Companies team is committed to working with your company to navigate these uncertain times and provide guidance on your company’s safety management system and audit requirements.

As a Certifying Partner (CP), the BCFSC continues to work closely with WorkSafeBC to help administer the COR Program. The following provides information on COVID-19 as it relates to your company’s 2020 audit. 

Click here to link to COVID-19: Safe Companies and WorksafeBC COR Audit Requirements for 2020.

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 and eligibility

The COR incentive payment is issued annually by WorkSafeBC to eligible employers. To receive a COR incentive payment, an employer must meet the COR Terms and Conditions, including:

BCFSC advises the employer if they have been recommended for COR. The employer does not need to take any further action.

WorkSafeBC is conducting a review of the COR program. A summary of the major changes BCFSC believes will affect forestry employer can be found here: www.bcforestsafe.org/node/3159

A study conducted by the University of BC revealed that COR and SAFE Companies Certifications lead to lower work injury rates.  More information on the study can be found here:http://www.bcforestsafe.org/node/3390

COR eligible auditors

Companies may train an internal auditor or hire a certified BCFSC external auditor.

An internal auditor is a permanent employee or owner of the company that completes training and submits audits.

For COR eligible audits, the auditor must:

If an auditor does not meet ALL of the above requirements on time, they are no longer eligible to conduct COR audits. In order to regain eligibility, the auditor must retrain.

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