A Certificate of Recognition (COR) or a Small Employer COR (SECOR) is awarded to employers who have successfully developed and implemented a health and safety program that meets provincial standards. Why was COR/SECOR developed? The government, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), and industry representatives joined forces in 1999 to proactively reduce injury, and the associated cost, by promoting effective health and safety practices. The result of this effort was the creation of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program. Under this program:
- The government (represented by the Partnerships in Injury Reduction program) along with Industry ( certifying partners) develop and maintain the requirements of a voluntary minimum health and safety program standard.
- Companies that meet the Audit requirements are issued with a Certificate of Recognition (COR) or Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) by the Partnerships in Injury Reduction and cosigned by a Certifying Partner.
- As an incentive and in recognition of the reduced risk because of an implemented, audited and certified Health and Safety Program the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) may issue and an annual rebate of up to 20% of the company’s WCB industry premium.