COR is an occupational health and safety certification program.
COR Certification is a tender/contract requirement on Government of Yukon projects involving construction activities.
The type of work, rather than the type of contract, determines if COR is required.
For this requirement, construction activities include:
View these tables containing examples of construction activities that require COR. (This is not an exhaustive list.)
The Yukon government is implementing this requirement in phases. The differences between each phase are the implementation year and the minimum dollar value of the contract.
The COR program is administered by Northern Safety Network Yukon (NSNY). Contractors wishing to initiate the certification process or wanting additional information may contact NSNY directly.
The Yukon government continues assessing the COR requirement to address government and industry needs and to ensure Yukon continues to reap the benefits of a reduction of accidents and injuries as public and private sector increase adopting safety practices.
If a contract is subject to this requirement, it will be noted on the tender documents.
The certification must be maintained throughout the life of the contract.
Contractors that have not obtained their COR certification can contact Northern Safety Network Yukon directly.
COR applies to contracts for construction activities. The type of work (VIEW EXAMPLES), rather than the type of contract, and the dollar value of the contract are the factors that determine whether the contract is subject to the COR requirement.
Contracts for construction involve high-risk activities that require high-level safety practices increasing the safety of
Why has COR been chosen instead of another safety program?
In 2005, the Yukon Construction Safety Association conducted a Yukon-wide consultation tour. The COR program was chosen among other proposed programs, and it is the only implementation-to-audit safety program active and fully available to contractors in Yukon.