What is the Certificate of Recognition Program?

Find out how completing the Certificate of Recognition
program can help employers and employees


The Certificate of Recognition program is an incentive program recognizing and rewarding employers for implementing an effective Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program which demonstrates a commitment to workplace health and safety. Participation in the program is voluntary.

The COR program is a natural extension of  your existing health and safety program.
Our Consultants and Advisors will help you fill the gaps in your safety program and decide if now is the right time to take part in the COR program.

The program rewards employers who are committed to reducing workplace injuries and encourage worker participation. COR certification is offered by WorkSafeBC and delivered through Certifying Partners. AgSafe is the COR Certifying Partner for employers in the Agricultural industry.

The payment is dependent on successfully completing an Occupational Health and Safety management program audit.


Companies in the agricultural sector, Classification Unit’s 701001 to 701029, are automatically eligible to participate in AgSafe’s COR program. Companies outside of the agricultural industry or naturally aligned that are interested in pursuing COR may submit a COR application to AgSafe for review.

Benefits of Participating in COR

  • A company’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace include; Increased employee loyalty, moral and decreased injuries. This translates into gains in productivity, quality and profitability. A win-win for everyone!
  • Employers who achieve and maintain COR may be eligible to receive up to 10% of base assessment paid, or $500.00 whichever is higher as an annual incentive payment from WorkSafeBC.
  • Over time, with reduced injuries and lower claim costs, a COR company’s experience-rated WorkSafeBC premiums will reflect additional savings.
  • Is a competitive advantage when competing for jobs in many agricultural industries.


Bron And Sons Nursery

Vernon Seed Orchard Company

Westwold View Farms

COR For Small Employers


Small employer classification is allocated to a company with 19 or less full-time employees. Small employers participating in COR must train an internal auditor from within the company to complete the annual maintenance audit requirements.

COR For Large Employers


Employers, with 20 or more full-time employees, require an external auditor to complete the certification audit. An internal auditor will be required to complete the annual maintenance audit.

Ready to Start?

If you want to learn more about the benefits of COR, or have any questions about the certification process, give us a call now!

Our friendly Consultants and Advisors will be happy to help.