COR buzz in Southern Ontario
COR buzz started in Southern Ontario in the early part of 2016. In Southern Ontario, COR has become a pre-requisite for many organizations for bidding on projects. These include such as Metrolinkx, GTAA, TTC, Infrastructure Ontario, City of Brampton, City of Milton, and City of Toronto. That’s what started the COR buzz.
The York Region update added to the COR buzz
In 2017, the York Region made COR mandatory for bidding for any project in excess of $150,000. Further, this added to the COR impetus even more. In fact, the Small and Medium Sized companies now started joining the race. This was not the case in early 2016.
More companies starting realizing the benefits of COR
More companies started realizing that COR audit will help them build a positive corporate brand image. Moreover, COR will help them demonstrate how well they evaluate, assess, control, and manage risks for their workers. Therefore, companies in Ontario have started seeing COR certification as a serious competitive edge in the project bidding process.
COR helps you comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
It ensures that you comply with the legal requirements of the OHSA. COR encourages higher worker participation in the occupational health and safety process. Thus, it enhances your organizational culture. COR boosts your corporate image as a company committed towards creating a strong safety culture. This helps largely in attracting safety-conscious customers.
Taking assistance from experts for COR in Ontario
COR involves a lot of leg-work. Tight timelines, multiple projects, and less workforce, especially for small businesses is a common sight in the construction industry. Therefore, taking assistance from an expert COR consultant can be very useful. They will approach COR like a project and help you set up the H&S program. Moreover, they will assist you with training and other compliance requirements as per the OHSA in Ontario.