February 03 2023

COR Certification is a quality management system (QMS) that provides proven benefits to your business. COR Certification provides you with the tools and resources you need to achieve your goals and create an efficient working environment for everyone involved in your business. By utilizing ISO-45001:2017, which was created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), you can build a clear strategy for success that focuses on important areas like safety, health and environmental aspects.

What is COR Certification?

COR stands for Certificate of Recognition, and it is a third-party certification program that ensures the safety of workers on construction sites. COR certification is required by the Ontario Ministry of Labour in order to work on any project in Ontario with more than $1 million in total costs.

This valuable asset can help your company stand out from its competitors when bidding on large or high-profile projects. It also demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety and makes it easy for clients to verify that you’re meeting all required standards before they hire you.

How does COR Certification benefit my company?

The COR certification process is overseen by a third-party auditor, who ensures that all of your company’s manufacturing facilities are meeting the highest standards for safety, quality and productivity.

COR Certified companies have been shown to:

  • Increase employee satisfaction with their work environment by up to 50%.
  • Improve productivity by up to 35%.
  • Improve quality of products or services offered by 10% (on average).

How does COR Certification relate to ISO-45001?

COR Certification is a prerequisite for ISO-45001 certification. You cannot get COR Certified if you do not have ISO-45001 certification, and vice versa.

This means that if you want your company to be recognized as a leader in occupational health and safety management systems, then it must be both COR Certified and ISO-45001 certified.

What are the benefits of ISO-45001?

The ISO-45001 standard is a management system that helps you identify, assess and control health and safety risks. You must have a documented management system in place to meet the requirements of this standard.

In addition to providing you with guidance on how to manage your company’s health and safety risks, it also gives you an opportunity to demonstrate how well you are doing so through certification audits conducted by an independent third party (the Certification Body). The Certification Body can provide advice on how best to implement the requirements of the standard within your organization, as well as assist with improving existing processes where necessary.

COR Certification provides proven benefits to your business.

The COR program is designed to help find, correct and prevent violations of safety rules for all workers in your organization. These rules are set down by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace safety regulations. If you don’t comply with OSHA standards, you can be fined or even prosecuted criminally—and it won’t just affect one person’s reputation; it will also cost millions of dollars in fines and costs associated with legal action against multiple workers who were involved in an incident that caused injuries or deaths at work.

*Compliance with regulations established by OSHA means increased safety awareness among employees as well as reduced costs associated with accidents due to preventable factors such as faulty equipment or work practices that create unsafe conditions.*

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