Northern Safety Network Yukon

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COR® is an occupational health and safety certification program that meets a National Standard.

  • 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.  

What contracts typically require COR®?

  • All Class “A” hazard construction activities as described in Schedule 1 of Part 18 – Minimum First Aid Requirements.
  • Construction activities identified in Section 1 of Yukon’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, including:
    • alteration; erection; repair; dismantling; demolition; structural maintenance; painting; land clearing; earth moving; grading; excavating; trenching; digging; boring; drilling; blasting; concreting; and the installation of any machinery.

    • 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. 

    • The 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. If you have any questions about registration please contact Lynda Harlow at 867-668-8641 or at     

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 the public and private sector increase adopting safety practices. If a contract is subject to this requirement, it will be noted on the tender documents and must be maintained throughout life of the contract.     


The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA)

Working together for health & safety across Canadian construction job sites -- The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) works as an umbrella organization for member provincial and territorial construction safety associations.


Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB)

HAZARD ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS: On September 4, 2021, enhancements to the hazard assessment regulations in Part 1 - General come into effect (one year following their approval by the Yukon government) strengthening the regulation and making it clearer in terms of the frequency of completing hazard assessments and the need for training.

Hazard Assessment and Control: a handbook for Yukon employers and workers: This guide outlines the basic process for hazard assessment and control, and includes templates and sample forms. Employers should customize the process and the forms for their business: hazard assessments must reflect the specific needs of the operation. Download a copy or for more information visit YWCHSB


PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE: YWCHSB has partnered with the University of Fredericton (UFred) to offer psychological health and safety in the workplace programs to Yukoners at a 70 % reduction from regular tuition.


The CHOICES Program

Choices is a rebate program through YWCHSB that rewards companies for training employees. Rebates range from 4% to 10% of your WCB assessment, up to $25,000.00 per year. COR and SECOR, and OCOP businesses automatically qualify for a 10% rebate. For more information about CHOICES please CLICK CHOICES  




New Courses

Workplace Investigation Basics LIMITED TIME OFFER - $49.00 Reg.-$199.00

NSNY and YWCHSB have partnered to offer Workplace Investigation Basics to Yukoners at a 75% discount until December 31st, 21 


Date: Wednesday December 15, 2021

Cost: $49

Fall Protection - End User

Overview: This course is designed for any worker performing duties where a fall hazard exists. Telecom specialists, tradespeople, ...

Date: Thursday December 2, 2021

Cost: $195