A Certificate of Recognition (COR) and Small Employeer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) shows the employer's health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards set for by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.
Other benefits of COR/SECOR include:
Creating a proactive workplace health and safety culture;
Reducing the risk and costs associated with workplace incidents;
Lowering WCB rates and qualifying a company for WCB PIR refunds; and
Improving the overall efficiency at your work site.
Maintaining a COR/SECOR ensures the ongoing review of an employer’s Health and Safety Management System so that gaps can be identified and corrected. It also provides employers with an Alberta Government-issued certificate, recognizing their efforts to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. And, of course, COR/SECOR qualifies employers for WCB premium refunds of up to 20 per cent!
The difference between a COR company and a SECOR company, is that to qualify for the SECOR program your company cannot have more than ten employees. Included in this number are all staff covered under your WCB account (for example this includes owners, managers, clerical or administrative staff, part-time workers, temporary staff, family members and volunteers.) Another condition for both COR and SECOR is that your company is a member or associate member of the ACSA.
DISCLAIMER: The above information is taken from the ACSA COR/SECOR website. Addition information regarding COR/SECOR can be found on the ACSA website. Hopkins Safety Services does not take credit for the creation of this content - credit to the ACSA.