Certificate of Recognition (COR)
BCMEA COR, in conjunction with WorkSafeBC, rewards and recognizes employers who voluntarily develop health, safety, and (optional) injury management systems.
Safety management systems equate managing health and safety with other elements necessary for a successful business, such as profitability and productivity.
We went from doing things the most efficient way to the safest way. Efficiencies and cost savings just come with doing it safely. Vince Kehn, Master, Inlet Navigation Ltd.
Certification in BCMEA COR provides a safer, healthier workplace along with up to a 15% rebate of your WorkSafeBC premiums.
The incentive is based on rebates of 10% for the Health and Safety COR and 5% for the (optional) Injury Management COR. Over time, with a potential reduction in injuries and shorter claims duration, certified employers' experience-rated WorkSafeBC premiums will reflect additional savings.
COR audits are tailored to large or small employers.
Companies with less than 20 employees can perform the audit using internal resources. Larger employers must contract their initial audit with one of our qualified auditors. All employers must qualify a small number of employees as internal auditors through BCMEA auditor training.
You don’t have to be a maritime company to participate.
The BCMEA COR audit process validates your safety management system, regardless of applicable regulations. We represent maritime companies, federally regulated organizations and operations with transportation and logistics connections to the Asia Pacific Gateway.
It costs nothing to register to become COR certified.
Once registered, an organization can complete its audit at any time. However, WorkSafeBC rebates are paid for the year the certification audit is completed. For the next two years, successful maintenance audits (performed using internal resources) qualify the organization for yearly rebates. Recertification is required after three years using an external auditor (large employers) or in-house resources (small employers).