Partnerships in Injury Reduction

Partnerships in Injury Reduction

This program promotes health and safety through partnerships with safety associations, industry groups, educational institutions and labour organizations.

How it works

Partnerships in Injury Reduction is a voluntary program in which employer and worker representatives work collaboratively with government to build effective health and safety management systems. By improving health and safety, the social and financial costs of workplace injury and illness are reduced.

Certificate of Recognition (COR)

The Partnerships in Injury Reduction program awards Certificates of Recognition (CORs) to employers that have developed a health and safety management system and met established standards.

Basic facts about CORs:

  • employers must get and maintain a valid COR to earn a financial incentive through the WCB
  • Alberta corporations may require bidding contractors to hold a valid COR
  • CORs are issued by the Alberta government and co-signed by Certifying Partners

WCB Incentives

The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) works with the Ministry, Certifying Partners and employers to offer WCB premium incentives through the Partnerships in Injury Reduction program. Employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets and achieve a COR can earn up to 20% off their industry rate.

Certifying Partners

A Certifying Partner is an association that works in partnership with the Alberta government. Certifying Partners provide training, review audits, certify auditors, and co-sign Certificates of Recognition.

Find a Certifying Partner


A Partner in Injury Reduction is an association, corporation or organization that commits to taking a leadership role in health and safety by entering into a formal agreement with the Alberta government. The government and each Partner sign a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the specific commitments made by each organization.

There are approximately 66 Partners committed to promoting and improving health and safety in Alberta.

For more information read Becoming a partner in injury reduction (PDF, 39 KB).

Modified: 2017-12-11
PID: 15166

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