COR/SECOR Element Guide


A COR / SECOR shows that the employer’s Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards established by Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR).

Other benefits of COR / SECOR include:

  • Creating a proactive workplace health and safety culture.
  • Reducing the risks and costs associated with workplace incidents.
  • Lowering WCB rates and qualifying a company for WCB PIR refunds; and
  • Improving the overall efficiency at your work site.

Maintaining a COR / SECOR ensures the ongoing review of an employer’s Health and Safety Management System so that gaps can be identified and corrected. It also provides employers with an Alberta Government-issued certificate, recognizing their efforts in maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. And, of course, COR / SECOR qualifies employers for WCB premium refunds of up to 20 per cent!


To qualify for the SECOR program your company cannot have more than 10 employees at any given time. Included in this number are all staff covered under your WCB account (for example this includes owners, managers, clerical or administrative staff, part-time workers, temporary staff, family members and volunteers.) ACSA cannot accept an application for SECOR for employers with more than 10 employees.

COR/SECOR Element Guide

COR- Elements

  1. Management Commitment
  2. Public, Visitor & Contractor Employees
  3. Health and Safety Committees/ HSE Rep
  4. Training
  5. Hazard Assessment
  6. Hazard Control
  7. Inspection and Maintenance
  8. Emergency Response
  9. Investigation
  10. Program administration

SECOR Elements

  1. Corporate Health and safety Policy
  2. Hazard Assessments
  3. Safe work practices
  4. Safe Job procedures
  5. Company Rules
  6. Personal Protective Equipment
  7. Maintenance
  8. Training and Communication
  9. Inspections
  10. Investigations
  11. Emergency Planning
  12. Records and statistics
  13. Contracting Services

This process results in improved worker safety, reduced costs due to lost productivity, replacement worker training, property damage and incident investigation as well as reducing legal risk exposure.

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