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  • November 9, 2017:  Energy Safety Canada COR Audit Bulletin - November 2017:  The Energy Safety Canada COR Audit Bulletin has been designed for the Oil and Gas industry.  Click to view  to view the COR Audit Bulletin. 

  • October 19, 2017:  Energy Safety Canada - A Merger of Enform and Oil Sands Safety Association:  For more information on the impact of the merger to COR Holders and Auditors please read the following information items:  COR Tip Sheet 4: Energy Safety Canada - A Merger of Enform and Oil Sands Safety Association

  • JULY 24, 2017: UPDATED SECOR AUDIT PROTOCOL GUIDELINES:  Enform has launched v1.2 of the 2015 SECOR Audit Protocol effective July 24, 2017. The revised SECOR Audit Protocol is presented in a more user friendly format and provides detailed guidelines and instructions to ensure employers meet the Enform SECOR standard.

    SECOR Online Fact Sheet: To review the changes that were made to the Online Version of the SECOR Audit Protocol please refer to:  Changes made to SECOR Audit Protocol (Online Version) - Fact Sheet

    SECOR Binder Submission Fact Sheet: To review the changes that were made to the binder version of the SECOR Audit Protocol please refer to: Changes made to SECOR Audit Protocol (Binder Version) - Fact Sheet 

  • July 6, 2017: COR AUDIT REPORTS AND COMPANY PROFILE REQUIREMENTS: When providing a company profile in an audit report, there is certain content criteria that must be met.   The content criteria is covered by Enform's 5 day Health and Safety Auditor Program.  For many auditors, sometime may have passed since taking this course so we would like to provide this information as a reminder. To ensure your next audit report submission meets the requirements for the company profile, please review the provided information sheet here: Company Profile Requirements  

  • May 9, 2017: ENFORM COR AUDIT BULLETIN - MAY 2017:The Enform COR Audit Bulletin has been designed for the Oil and Gas industry.  Click to view important information on the COR program.

  • April 17, 2017:Don't Let your Audit Planning Get Down to the Wire, Planning Early is Best Practice- 

    Planning early is the less stressful way to go in meeting your annual audit requirements. When is your audit due? When in doubt check the date on your Certificate of RecognitionThe month listed on your COR is actually your annual due date for your audits, whether its your maintenance audit or recertification. Use that month as a guide to book and submit your audits.

  • April 7, 2017: The employer and auditors role in the COR process is important. To understand that role, policy 2.1 Outline of Roles and Responsibilities provides a summary.

  • January 23, 2017: SECOR Assessor Refresher Training Reminder

  • January 4, 2017: Auditor Renewal Reminder - January is a great month to check your certification and plan for any refresher course requirements to ensure you stay current.  There is a policy that governs the auditor certification process.

Mandatory Changes to the 2019 COR Audit Protocol
    • To review the mandatory changes for Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Programs click here.
    • To review the mandatory changes for Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committees & Representatives click here. 
    • Looking for more information on the Alberta 2019 changes click here.
Formal Hazard Assessment Auditor/Employer Info Sheet
    • To find out what your formal hazard assessment system should include to meet the COR Audit Requirement click here
Changes to COR Audit Protocol
    • The Government of Alberta has revised the audit standards, so the Certifying Partners have begun revising their COR audit protocol.  The new protocol will come into effect on January 1, 2019.  To help you understand and prepare for these changes, Energy Safety Canada is providing the COR Audit Protocol Comparison Document. This document shows you what has changed and can help you prepare for your 2019 audit.  Please note this is a draft document that is still subject to review; however, any changes will be minimal and likely related to grammar or minor scoring adjustments. 
Audit Time Frames  
  • To review audit time frames click here.


December 5, 2019 - 2019 Year End Audit Reminders for SECOR and COR employers. 

November 20, 2019 - Energy Safety Canada's Calgary office will relocate to a new building on December 6, 2019.  New address:  #150 2 Smed Lane SE, Calgary Alberta T2C 4T5.  

October 18, 2019 - Online Lists of COR Holders

October 11, 2019 - Reminder for those employers participating in Actions Plans this year to join the Action Plan Preparedness Skype Meeting. 

September 19, 2019 - Register now for a Formal Hazard Assessment Workshop of your choice.

September 19, 2019 - For those employers participating in Action Plans this year ensure to attend the Action Plan Submission Preparedness Skype Meeting
July 25, 2019 - Is your company overdue for their 2019 maintenance audit?  Employers are required to submit their maintenance audits by the end of the quarter that the certificate anniversary date falls in.  For more information refer to Energy Safety Canada Maintenance Audit Procedure

July 18, 2019 - If you are an Energy Safety Canada Auditor you maybe interested in Tips to Help Your Audit Submission Pass Review. 

July 8, 2019 - Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) Online Audit Submission
Submit your SECOR online and take advantage of the benefits

June 26, 2019- Student Auditors, are you aware of your audit time frames?  

June 5, 2019 - How to determine if you need a Joint Health and Safety Committee (HSC) or a Health and Safety Representative (HS Representative)
When determining if you are required to have an HSC or an HS Representative, key factors must be considered. For more information click here
June 5, 2019 - Auditor Certification Maintenance Requirements
Auditors are required to recertify once every three years,. For more information click here.  

April 25, 2019 - COR Audit Protocol eCompliance Software Protocol Update
Please note that eCompliance is launching an update on Monday, April 29, 2019.  This update will affect any audits that start on April 29, 2019 and after.  For more information click here.

April 22, 2019 - Meet and Greet at the Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC)

Please join me for this meet and greet!  It is a great opportunity to discuss auditing topics happening in the industry this year - Juliet Goodwin, COR Manager. 
Energy Safety Canada invites you to attend a Meet & Greet at the Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) in Banff.  Exclusively for ATP'S, Certified Instructors and Auditors, this is an opportunity to meet and network with Energy Safety Canada representatives and hear about upcoming business opportunities. 
For more information and to register click here.

April 15, 2019 - Health and Safety Committees 
Are you familiar with the legislated requirements of Health and Safety Committees?  To find out more information click here. 
April 15, 2019 - COR and SECOR Maintenance Audit Requirements 

Do you wait until the last quarter to conduct your maintenance audit audit even though your certificates' anniversary date is earlier in the year?   To find out when maintenance audits are due click here. 
April 11, 2019 - PASE - An Option to a Certification Standard Audit 

Do you have a large and complex organization with an existing auditing system in place? 
It is possible to receive all the benefits of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program by using your existing corporate audits to achieve COR!  To find more about PASE click here.

April 5, 2019 – eCompliance  NET Framework Technology Update

eCompliance released a technology update to the EC-AuditTool April 4 at 5pm. eCompliance has been working on the back-end upgrading to the core technology that runs the AuditTool, specifically .NET framework technology update from version 3.5 to latest 4.7 along with security update to match newer .NET framework. Click here to review Notes from eCompliance on this update and the impact to current users.

March 5, 2019  - Certified Health and Safety Auditor Renewal Sessions 

It is the responsibility of auditors to ensure they maintain their health and safety certification. Auditors must complete:

  • Two audits (or audit options) in their three-year cycle
  • An auditor renewal session prior to their auditor expiry date. 

Auditors should also be aware that Energy Safety Canada is offering fewer Certified Health and Safety Auditor Renewal sessions this year due to finite resources.  We shall be adding some additional sessions in the next few weeks for later in the year, but be sure to register well in advance of your expiry date. 

Please contact CORInfo@EnergySafetyCanada.com or 1 800 667 5557 ext 3 with any questions. 





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