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The COR program represents a partnership between WorkSafeBC, health and safety associations, and the employers they represent. The COR program recognizes and rewards employers who demonstrate commitment to workplace health and safety by having successful health and safety management systems.
The COR program is a voluntary program designed to assist employers with creating and managing systems that promote health and safety in the workplace and return to work for injured workers. In return, WorkSafeBC provides employers with financial incentives of rebates of up to 15% on their base rate, industry-recognized certification, and a quality assurance framework for continuous improvement.
Certifying partners are health and safety associations recognized and funded by WorkSafeBC and supported by industry as having in-depth industry knowledge used to promote and develop workplace health and safety. In order for employers to be eligible for the COR program, they must be registered with a certifying partner.
In order to successfully complete the COR program, employers will need to:
B.C.'s manufacturing industries produce a wide variety of products, including aircraft parts, computers, foods, and other products that directly support the rest of our Province's key sectors.
Manufacturing played a key role in B.C.'s economy in 2012, generating about 12 percent of the Province's total gross domestic product and providing employment for about 9 percent of the total workforce. This sector includes approximately:
Between 2008 and 2012, injured workers in the manufacturing sector accounted for:
Currently, the main workplace health and safety issues facing this sector are: musculoskeletal injuries (MSI), injuries related to inadequate or absent safeguarding, and falls. The percentage of all accepted time-loss claims each type of injury represented from 2008-2012 is as follows:
In 2012, 13 percent of all young worker claims in B.C. occurred in the manufacturing sector. In 2012, young workers accounted for 12 percent of the STD/LTD/Fatal (SLF) claims and 9 percent of the serious injury claims in the Manufacturing sector.
For more information on, see WorkSafeBC's Manufacturing Safety at Work web page.