The Northern Safety Network Yukon (NSNY) is taking precautions to help minimize exposure for our stakeholders relating to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
We have established a team to proactively monitor and assess the ongoing effects of COVID-19, following guidelines from Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and Yukon Government – Information about COVID-19 to ensure the procedures we are implementing are appropriate and timely.
Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, NSNY is suspending all in-classroom training effective Tuesday March 17, 2020, through Friday May 1, 2020. (subject to change as new information arises). You will be contacted by NSNY staff if you are currently registered for a course during this period.
To do our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19, we will temporarily close our offices to the general public as of Tuesday March 17, 2020. Our professional staff will continue to work both onsite at our facilities and/or offsite at remote locations to provide quality support and assistance to our stakeholders by email and phone.
*NEW: Coronavirus: Action Plan for the Workplace – FREE until April 30
Useful Links: COVID-19
Click Here for the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Click here for the World Health Organization (WHO)
Click Here for the Government of Canada -- Public Health Agency of Canada
Click here for Yukon Government Information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for Yukoners
New online registration guide:
If you are registering on behalf on a participant, please follow these instructions:
- Login in and create a profile for your company (instead of a personal one for yourself) with a general company email.
- You can then sign up participants for multiple courses in one transaction. You will not able to put individual names but NSNY will receive confirmation of your course booking(s) under your company name.
- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
NSNY does not require a membership fee.
City of Whitehorse Indemnified Contractors List
The City of Whitehorse has an opportunity for COR/SECOR companies to apply to be on the City of Whitehorse Indemnified contractors list for the next two years.
Here is the link for the project on Bonfire (the City’s procurement site). Contractors will need to register to have access, but registration is free. https://whitehorse.bonfirehub.ca/projects/view/28816
If you have any questions about this or how registration works with Bonfire, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at the number below.
Lynda Harlow, SCMP
Senior Procurement Officer
City of Whitehorse • 867.668-8641 • whitehorse.ca
Working and living within the traditional territories of the
Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.
The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations
Working together for health & safety
across Canadian construction jobsites.
The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) works as an umbrella organization for member provincial and territorial construction safety associations. https://cfcsa.ca/
Certificate of Recognition (COR™)
COR™ is an occupational health and safety certification program.
- COR™ Certification is a tender/contract requirement on the Government of Yukon projects involving construction activities. Please click here to connect with the YG website and further details.
- COR™ Certification is a requirement for other companies such as Yukon Energy. Please click here to connect with Yukon Energy’s website and further details.
- COR™ (Certificate of Recognition) - for companies with ten employees or more, please click here
- SECOR (Small Employer Certificate of Recognition) - for businesses with nine or fewer employees during peak times, please click here
- TLC (Temporary Letter of Certification). Businesses at the final stage of becoming COR or SECOR certified may submit a TLC.
- COREL (Certificate of Recognition Equivalency Letter). Businesses who have achieved COR outside of Yukon and wish to bid on a tender in Yukon requiring COR, they may apply to NSNY for a COREL letter to be included in their bid package. please click here
- OCOP (Owner/Operator Certificate of Proficiency) – is available for Yukon Owner/Operator businesses; no employees, no subcontractors. please click here __________________________________________________________________________
The Yukon government continues assessing the COR requirement to address government and industry needs and to ensure Yukon continues to reap the benefits of a reduction of accidents and injuries as public and private sector increase adopting safety practices.
If a contract is subject to this requirement, it will be noted on the tender documents.
The certification must be maintained throughout the life of the contract.
Acknowledgement Yukon Government
NSNY would like to acknowledge the Yukon Government – Economic Development for their financial support of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) conference held in Yukon. We thank Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development, for the funding which was provided under the provisions of the Community Development Fund.
NSNY offers a variety of FREE safety resources.
- Sample template safety forms and policies to help build your safety manual
- Health and safety consultation and site visits (this service is limited and dependent on availability)
- Review of your Safety manual, feedback and assistance provided
- Internal Auditor/Safety Representative Workshops
- The templates, forms, documents and the downloadable audit document are available to the public. (It is not necessary to be COR™/SECOR™ or Owner/Operator Certified (OCOP).