COR® Overview

The Certificate of Recognition (COR®) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes companies who develop and implement health and safety systems that meet an industry standard. The program rewards employers who take a strategic approach to workplace safety and are committed to reducing both the human and financial costs of workplace injuries. COR® certification is offered by WorkSafeBC and delivered through Certifying Partners . The BCCSA is the COR® Certifying Partner for employers in the construction industry. To learn more about COR® read this info sheet.


Companies in the construction sector, as well as CU’s 704008 and 712033, are automatically eligible to participate in BCCSA’s COR® program. Companies outside of the construction industry that are interested in pursuing a BCCSA COR® may submit a COR® application for review.  Participation will be subject to approval by WorkSafeBC on a case by case basis. 

Benefits of COR®

  • Make a strong public statement about a company's commitment to protecting the well being of workers and maintaining a culture of safety on jobsites. A win-win for everyone!
  • Employers who achieve and maintain COR® may be eligible to receive 10% in annual incentive payments from WorkSafeBC.
  • Over time, with reduced injuries and lower claim costs, a COR® company’s experience-rated WorkSafeBC premiums will reflect additional savings.
  • Many general contractors require subcontractors to have a recognized safety program in place as a prequalification to bid on projects. COR® meets that requirement.

Read BCCSA COR™ companies Testimonials.

BCCSA COR® Programs

Two COR® programs are offered by the BCCSA, each having different program requirements:

COR® Certifications in BC

Within each COR® program, a company can achieve the following COR® Certification:

  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) COR®: recipients are eligible for a 10% incentive payment from WorkSafeBC

To learn more about the COR® Program, please review the BCCSA’s COR® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact us at or toll free at 1.877.860.3675