How To Register
Contact the Northern Safety Association (NSA) and
register in the COR™ program. Mail or fax the completed registration
form to the registrant’s office. Should you need additional information
about the program prior to registration, contact the Yellowknife office
at (867) 920-0763.
Complete all four courses: Principles of Safety Management, Safety
Auditor Training, Leadership for Safety Excellence and one of the Train
the Trainer programs: Hearing Conservation, Transportation of Dangerous
Goods (TDG) or WHMIS. These will be provided by NCSA.
With the information your company has gained from the courses,
develop a manual and implement a quality safety program. NCSA personnel
will be available to provide guidance and support while you are
developing your safety program.
Conduct and pass an internal safety and health audit. Upon
successfully passing of the internal audit, a request for an
independent audit will be coordinated through the NCSA office. A COR™
status certificate will be issued to the company on the successful
passing of the independent audit. This process will prove that your
health and safety program is achieving the appropriate results.
To maintain COR™ Certification the company must have an internal
audit annually with an independent audit in their fourth year. These
audits and their findings must be coordinated and registered with the
The “Certificate of Recognition’ is valid for three years providing
all requirements of COR™ standards are met and certification is
The company must complete accreditation and pass an internal audit
by the NSA - plus an independent audit appointed by the NCSA. The firm
will then be recommended to the Workplace Safety & Health Division
for certification recognition and to the Workers' Safety and Compensation
Commission for assessment review.
An internal audit by the NCSA will be completed on the anniversary
date of the company certification verifying with the WCB and WSH
Division - ensuring the safety status is being maintained.
The same process to be used by the NCSA advisors as in the second year.
The company will require an internal and external audit on their
anniversary date of the fourth year confirming the status quo of the
safety program. Independent auditing in the fourth year is suggested as
there could be personnel changes within the company and will also
double check the internal audit program supporting and maintaining
standards set out by the NCSA program.