On September 3rd, 2013 OZZ Electric received the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) achievement in Ontario.
On September 3rd, 2013 OZZ Electric received the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) achievement in Ontario. With this new accreditation, OZZ Electric’s Health and Safety Program has been recognized as meeting national standards. Endeavoring on this nearly yearlong qualification process is just one of the many ways that the Company is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to health and safety.
COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance, by way of an effective safety and health management system upheld by industry employers. The COR process involves three audits: an internal audit, followed by an external audit of the internal Health and Safety System and finally an external audit of the jobsites, including employee interviews, to confirm that the stated policies and programs are being practiced on our worksites.
COR™ is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects across the Country. In May 2013, the TTC board approved plans to implement the COR as part of their prerequisite for bidding on their projects. What this means, is that TTC’s pre-qualifications will include the COR safety requirements and companies that do not hold this certification, will not qualify to bid on their projects. Currently, OZZ has a total of seven active projects with TTC alone and this new certification will complement our existing proficiencies and will allow OZZ to continue on as the contractor of choice for these and other major infrastructure development projects nationwide.