Safety Certification Program for Construction Projects

Notice (For information purposes only)

Stakeholder and Community Engagement by Contractors

The TTC supports and encourages contractors to engage the community via various available youth apprenticeship and training programs including, but not limited to Hammer Heads, LIUNA BOLT, Carpenter Council of Ontario ‘CHOICE’, Helmets to Hardhats, etc. which provide participants with leadership and mentoring opportunities that will lead to development of valuable skill sets, self-confidence and promote positive self-awareness. 

Safety Certification Program for Construction Projects

NOTE: The below target implementation dates have been updated as of June 25, 2020.

This will serve to notify that the TTC has implemented the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) safety program for its construction projects. The COR™, issued by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) will supplement TTC’s current safety requirements, such as WSIB clearance certification and corporate and site specific safety plans, prior to commencement of any construction work. Construction contractors’ bidding on future TTC projects will be required to have COR™ in order to be considered for any award and further, must maintain certification in good standing for the duration of any awarded contract.

TTC has implemented the COR™ requirement as detailed below:

  • As of July 1, 2018: For contracts estimated at greater than $5M – Contractors must be COR™ certified.
  • As of July 1, 2018: For all contracts irrespective of value – Contractors must be COR™ registered.

TTC will continue implementing the COR™ requirement in a phased approach to ensure that the number of certified contractors is sufficient to allow for competitive bidding. Consequently, contractors interested in bidding TTC construction work are encouraged to familiarize themselves with COR™ and the respective requirements for the program. 

The revised target implementation dates for mandatory COR™ for TTC construction contracts are as follows:

  • January 1, 2022 for all contracts irrespective of value - Contractors must be COR™ certified.

Contractors who do not yet possess COR™ and wish to obtain information about the certification, are advised to contact:

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)
21 Voyager Court South
Etobicoke, ON  M9W 5M7
Attention:   COR Administration
Telephone: 1-800-263-5024

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