The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program is a workplace safety certification program that was first introduced in Alberta, Canada in 1992 as a response to the high rates of workplace injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
The program was developed by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) in partnership with the provincial government and other stakeholders in the construction industry.
The COR program provided:
The success of the COR program in reducing workplace injuries and improving workplace safety in the construction industry led to its expansion into other industries in Alberta and other Canadian provinces.
Today, the COR program is widely recognized as a leading workplace safety certification program across Canada, and it has been adopted by a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and others.