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Certificate of Recognition™ Program (COR™)

Certificate of Recognition™ Program

The NLCSA’s Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) Program is a health and safety certification program for employers in the construction and related industries. The program is designed to assist companies in the development and maintenance of a company-wide health and safety management program. Firms receive accreditation upon completion of COR™ training, development and implementation of a company-wide safety program, a comprehensive hazard assessment, and internal and external safety reviews.

Specifically, the COR™ Program helps construction companies understand OH&S legislation, and employer and worker rights and responsibilities. Understanding these rights and obligations can also help firms avoid liability and ensure due diligence. Through participation in the COR™ program, employers and employees in the construction and related industries come to recognize that injury prevention must be an integral part of their business conduct and daily working routine.

COR™ Registration Application   PDF
Conducting a Comprehensive Hazard Assessment   PDF
Comprehensive Hazard Assessment Tool - ABC ranking MS Word PDF
Comprehensive Hazard Assessment Tool - Severity Probability Frequency Ranking MS Word PDF
Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) Audit Instrument PDF

Provincial Government Policy

With the inception of the NLCSA in 1996 and the establishment of the Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) program in 1997, the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador saw the value of COR™, to themselves as purchasers, and also to the employers and workers of the COR™ certified companies.  It then introduced Provincial government policy (effective January 1, 1999 and still in effect today), which states that all firms bidding on government funded construction contracts of any value must have, or be ‘In the Process’ of obtaining, Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) status. The policy also applies to any firms outside the province bidding on such contracts. Other public and private sector organizations, including many general contractors, also require COR™ status from companies when purchasing construction services.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, the Certificate of Recognition™ and all COR™ Letters of Good Standing are issued exclusively by the NLCSA.

List of Purchasers Requiring an NLCSA Letter of Good Standing under the COR™ Program