The Certificate of Recognition program (CORTM) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets national standards. The objectives of CORTM are to provide industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs. CORTM is now frequently used as a pre-qualifying and/or condition of contract by public and private project owners across Canada.
CORTM is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). Although CORTM is the national standard, CORTM must be attained in the province or territory you are working in.
Each of the participating members of the CFCSA act as the Authority Having Jurisdiction to grant CORTM Certification in their Province or Territory and practices the utmost diligence to ensure that the CORTM standards are upheld.
NOTE: CORTM must be granted by the Authority Having Jurisdiction in each of the provinces/territories you work. A straightforward process is available to companies that have achieved CORTM and would like to request equivalency/reciprocity in another jurisdiction.
If you are interested in learning more about CORTM or the equivalency/reciprocity process, please contact your Provincial or Territorial Construction Safety Association below: