This section describes how small employers obtain and retain a Certificate of Recognition (COR).
To obtain and retain a Certificate of Recognition small employers must:
- Have an employee become certified as a COR internal auditor.
- Pass a certification audit.
- Complete maintenance audits as required.
- Complete recertification audits as required.
- Small Employers must be doing business with fewer than twenty employees.
- Reference: Employer Registration
Small Employer Training
- A representative of the employer must complete a course of training and become certified as an internal auditor as described in the policy: Small Employer Internal Auditors.
Audit Preparation/Safety Evaluation
- Following training, and prior to a certification audit, small employers should evaluate their operations to determine their degree of compliance with the elements of the Small Employers Audit tool.
- Any shortfalls or gaps in their compliance with the audit tool should be addressed prior to any formal certification audit.
- Successful completion of a certifying audit is required before an employer can obtain a Certificate of Recognition.
- Maintenance audits are required at the end of the first and second year following certification.
- A successful recertification audit is required at the end of the third year following certification to retain certification.
Loss of Certificate of Recognition
A small employer will have their Certificate of Recognition removed for the following reasons:
- They are no longer registered with SafetyDriven.
- Failure to complete a maintenance audit.
- Failure of a recertification audit.
- Evidence of fraudulent activity or misrepresentation in the Certificate of Recognition process.
- Any disagreement with a decision of SafetyDriven with regard to any aspect of the certification process must be communicated in writing to SafetyDriven.
- The process for filing a dispute and the steps to its resolution are described in the policy: Dispute Resolution.
Last Reviewed March 23, 2018