Partnerships in Injury Reduction is a voluntary program in which employer and worker representatives work collaboratively with government to build effective health and safety management systems. By improving health and safety, the social and financial costs of workplace injury and illness are reduced.
Certificate of Recognition (COR)
The Partnerships in Injury Reduction program awards Certificates of Recognition (CORs) to employers that have developed a health and safety management system and met established standards.
Health and safety management systems
A health and safety management system is a process put in place by an employer to minimize the risk of injury and illness.
This is made possible by identifying, assessing and controlling risks to workers in all workplace operations. The scope and complexity of a system will vary according to the type of workplace, and the type of operations carried out.
An effective health and safety management system must have the following 9 components in place:
- Identification and analysis of health and safety hazards at the work site
- Control measures to eliminate or reduce the risks to workers from hazards
- Clearly demonstrated and management commitment, and written company policy
- Worker competency, orientation and training
- Inspection program
- Emergency response planning
- Incident reporting and investigation
- Management system administration
- Joint work site health and safety committee
For more information read Building an Effective Health and Safety Management System.
The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) works with the Ministry, Certifying Partners and employers to offer WCB premium incentives through the Partnerships in Injury Reduction program. Employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets and achieve a COR can earn up to 20% off their industry rate.
A Certifying Partner is an association that works in partnership with the Alberta government. Certifying Partners provide training, review audits, certify auditors, and co-sign Certificates of Recognition.
A Partner in Injury Reduction is an association, corporation or organization that commits to taking a leadership role in health and safety by entering into a formal agreement with the Alberta government. The government and each Partner sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the specific commitments made by each organization.
There are approximately 66 Partners committed to promoting and improving health and safety in Alberta.
- Alberta Common Ground Alliance
- Alberta Construction Association
- Alberta Education Health and Safety Association
- Alberta Energy Regulator
- Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association
- Alberta Occupational Safety Auditors Association
- Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
- Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)
- ALBI Homes Ltd., a Division of Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP
- Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS)
- ATCO Electric Ltd.
- Bethany Care Society
- Bird Construction Company Limited
- BOWEN Workforce Solutions Inc.
- Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Alberta
- Building Operators Association (Calgary)
- Building Owners and Managers Association of Calgary
- Building Trades of Alberta
- Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
- Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
- Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
- Cargill Limited – Cargill Meat Solutions
- CF Chemicals Ltd.
- City of Edmonton
- City of Medicine Hat
- ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp
- Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA)
- Daytona Homes Inc.
- Devon Canada Corporation
- Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA)
- Fluor Canada Ltd.
- Fluor Constructors Canada Ltd.
- Goodyear Canada Inc.
- Imperial Oil Limited
- IMT Standen’s Limited Partnership
- Ironline Compression GP Ltd.
- Lantic Inc.
- Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
- Mullen Group Ltd.
- PCL Construction
- Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
- Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
- Printing and Graphics Industries Association of Alberta (PGIA)
- Responsible Distribution Canada (RDC)
- RPS Energy Canada Ltd./Boyd Exploration Consultants
- Rural Utilities Safety Association (RUSA)
- Safe Communities Coalition of Central Alberta
- St. John Ambulance Alberta Council
- Schlumberger Canada Ltd.
- Shell Canada Limited
- Shepherd’s Care Foundation
- Suncor Energy Inc.
- Syncrude Canada Ltd.
- The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET)
- The Calgary Airport Authority
- The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
- The Job Safety Skills Society (JSSS)
- TransCanada Pipelines Limited
- UFA Co-operative Limited
- University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
- University of Alberta, Injury Prevention Centre
- University of Calgary
- Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd.
- Worley ParsonsCord Ltd.
For more information, read Becoming a partner in injury reduction.
To connect with Partnerships in Injury Reduction program: