By Alyssa Dalton
January 31, 2012 – Ontario’s Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) has presented the Certificate of Recognition (COR) to Aecon, a construction and infrastructure development company. The Ontario designation adds to Aecon’s COR certifications in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
According to IHSA, workplaces that achieve COR certification demonstrate that they are controlling hazards and risks on their worksites through the development of appropriate standards, employee communications and training, as well as regular reviews.
The certification also recognizes achievement of the standard through a comprehensive third-party audit that includes a documentation review, employee interviews and workplace observations.
“Aecon is pleased to accept this recognition and proud to be one of the first companies to receive the COR distinction,” said Mike Archambault, Aecon’s VP of Safety and Insurance. “Safety is at the core of everything we do at Aecon and it’s very rewarding to have a third party recognize our safety program.”
The COR certification is trademarked nationwide and sanctioned by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Association (CFCSA).