New 2023 Auditing Requirements for COR™ and SECOR™

Starting January 1, 2023, the following requirements come into effect for Certificate of Recognition (COR)™ and Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR)™ audits. SECOR is for companies with 10 or fewer employees.

Both COR and SECOR demonstrate an employer’s proactive efforts to make their workplaces safer for their employees, and qualify them for WCB-Alberta premium refunds of up to 20%.


Audit data gathering:

  • On-site data gathering is no longer restricted.
  • Documentation may be reviewed on-site and/or remotely.
  • Interviews may be conducted on-site and/or remotely.
  • Observations must be conducted as specified by the COR audit instrument. Your ACSA, together with the audited company, may allow auditors to explore using remote technology for observations.


COR requirements:

3-year certification/re-certification

  • Minimum 12 months documentation
  • Minimum 80% overall score
  • Minimum 50% in each element

Maintenance years

  • Minimum 12 months documentation
  • Minimum 60% overall score
1-year certification/re-certification

  • Minimum 3 months documentation (but less than 12 months)
  • Minimum 80% overall score
  • Minimum 50% in each element

 

SECOR requirements:

3-year certification/re-certification

  • Minimum 12 months documentation
  • Minimum 80% overall score
  • Minimum 50% in each element

Maintenance years

  • Minimum 12 months documentation
  • Minimum 60% overall score
1-year certification/re-certification

  • Minimum 3 months documentation (but less than 12 months)
  • Minimum 80% overall score
  • Minimum 50% in each element

 

Important updates to the 2023 SECOR standards and evaluation document:

Effective January 1, 2023, all SECOR companies must use the new 2023 SECOR Evaluation and meet the new standards outlined in the tool.

Learn more about the changes and view the new 2023 SECOR Evaluation at the SECOR Process page.

Your ACSA is here to help. For COR and SECOR questions, contact us at COR@yourACSA.ca or 1-800-661-ACSA.

 

Related links: