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Compliance Audits

Compliance Audits

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Compliance Audits

Alberta Occupational Safety Auditors Association

Safety Audits are a vital part of any Health & Safety Program. Whether it’s a National Safety Code (NSC) Audit, Certificate of Recognition (C.O.R.) Audit, or the Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) Program. They are all performance and evaluation tools to ensure regulatory compliance is met and more importantly that your company’s corporate culture focuses on safety for all personnel. Safety Canada partners with a professional auditing service to measure your compliance to legislation in these areas. This will substantially help to ensure you are in compliance with legislation and ready for your next compliance audit. Don’t be one of the company’s that are named and published as an offender!
Compliance Audits

National Safety Code (NSC)

Alberta Transportation works with commercial carriers to review their safety and maintenance practices and outline compliance expectations. Each carrier’s compliance level is monitored and carriers demonstrating compliance problems face progressive discipline.

An important part of evaluating a carrier’s safety compliance is the facility audit. Facility audits are designed to review a carrier’s on-highway and safety management activities in considerable detail. During the facility audit, the Auditor will examine the carrier’s records and report on demonstrated compliance with the safety standards of the National Safety Code program and its related legislation as implemented in Alberta.

An audit program called “Assessment of Regulatory Compliance” (ARC) has been developed by Alberta Transportation. In some instances where the department has conducted or arranged for an ARC audit to be done, carriers may be charged for violations, issued an administrative penalty, conditions placed on their Safety Fitness Certificate or their Safety Fitness Rating downgraded based on evidence collected during the audit. In addition, the Auditor may give the carrier a written Action Plan containing specific directions on how to improve their driver safety and/or vehicle maintenance program. This Action Plan often would specify dates by which actions need to be taken or information provided to the department.

Compliance Audits

Certificate of Recognition (COR)

The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program is an initiative that recognizes employers who implement and maintain a health and safety management system that meet established provincial standards. Companies with a health and safety management system are able to identify and assess their workplace hazards and then systematically control the risks to their employees and overall operations. As a result, health and safety management systems can create a culture of proactive workplace safety.
Compliance Audits

Partnerships in Injury Reduction

Encourages the development of effective workplace health, safety, and disability management programs in Alberta. Through this voluntary program, the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) works with Alberta Employment and Immigration, industry partners, safety associations, employers and labor groups to offer WCB premium incentives. Employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets and achieve a Certificate of Recognition (COR) can earn up to 20 percent off their industry rate.
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Safety Audit Partnership

We have partnered with COR Solutions LTD, for all of your SECOR and COR certification needs. Their experience and expertise will guide you to a successful and safe compliance program.

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