Northern Safety Network Yukon

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Begin the career-long process of becoming a safety professional. 

For program details and to register visit NCSO/NHSA or if you prefer contact NSNY at 633-6673. 

The basics:

  • The project timeline is January 2022 to December 31, 2022 -- seats are limited so register now! 
  • Qualifying applicants receive an 80% rebate on the tuition costs, based on receipts produced, for courses taken towards either an NCSO™ or NHSA™ designation in 2022. 
  • To qualify for a rebate the NCSO or NHSA Certification must be achieved before Dec.  31, 2022. 

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION (COR®

COR® is an occupational safety and health accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety and health management system which meets national standards. The objectives of COR® are to provide industry employers with effective tools to develop, implement, assess, and promote continual improvement of their safety and health management system to prevent or mitigate incidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.

COR® is nationally registered, trademarked, and endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and is delivered through member associations that have a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to serve as the Authority Having Jurisdiction to grant COR® in their respective province/territory.

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 procurement@whitehorse.ca.     


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.     

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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. https://cfcsa.ca/

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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

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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.

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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  

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New Courses


Leadership for Safety Excellence

This is a two-day course designed for management and supervisory positions. This program will enable supervisors to build health and safety into...

Date: Tuesday July 12, 2022

Cost: $294