Milestone in construction industry COR® certification

A milestone in safety certification has been marked this year, with more than 10,000 construction and industry-related firms achieving COR® certification.

The news came at the November meeting, in Toronto, of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations, the prime purveyors of COR® program education and certification. COR® certification is recognized as the national standard for an occupational safety and health management system in the Canadian construction industry.

“As a group representing industry-based safety programs, we are justifiably proud of this milestone,” MHCA WORKSAFELY® Director Don Hurst said. “Moreover, our industries should be extremely proud of this mark, evidence of the dedication within the construction industry to ensuring our workers get home, every day, healthy and injury-free.”

The achievement of this milestone demonstrates the commitment of employers, employees, and safety professionals across the country to maintaining accredited standard of safety within their organizations.

COR® certification involves rigorous evaluations of an organization’s health and safety management system. It encompasses hazard identification, risk assessment, and effective control measures, ensuring that Canadian firms are equipped to handle the unique challenges of the construction industry. This program provides companies with a competitive edge while fostering a culture of safety and reducing workplace incidents.

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