About PIR & COR

AMHSA COR logoPartnerships in Injury Reduction is a joint project of Alberta Labour - Partnerships, the Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta, and employers, represented by one of Alberta’s 13 certifying partners. AMHSA is the certifying partner for the municipal sector. All of the certifying partners meet regularly as a group with Alberta Labour - Partnerships and WCB – Alberta to discuss issues and concerns common to all the certifying partners and to explore ways to improve the PIR program.

It is recognized that a meaningful and well-implemented health and safety management system will lead to a reduction in workplace losses, injuries, and illness. The program helps municipalities earn financial incentives (refunds) to encourage implementing effective health and safety management systems. All Alberta municipalities are eligible to participate in this voluntary program. 

Certifying Partners such as AMHSA issue a certificate which recognizes that an employer’s health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets PIR standards. Municipalities must receive a COR to qualify for a WCB rebate.

NEW FOR 2022:

  • January 1 – March 31, 2022: on-site data gathering activities are suspended. This suspension will be re-evaluated by Partnerships quarterly throughout 2022.
  • Interviews: to be conducted remotely using web-based platforms (e.g. Teams, Zoom, Facetime, etc.) or telephone calls.
  • COR Certification: Documentation and Interviews required (minimum six months documentation in previous 12 month period). Passing score 80% overall.
  • COR Maintenance: Documentation and interviews required (minimum six months documentation in previous 12 month period). Passing score 60% overall. Action Plans in lieu of COR maintenance audits option is available – application deadline is June 30, 2022.
  • SECOR audits: six months of documentation in previous 12-month period. 80% overall required for Certification and 60% overall for Maintenance.

A detailed Auditor Update will be distributed in January 2022. If you have questions about your upcoming COR audit, please contact Shannon Thomas.

Learn More

For more information on PIR/COR, contact Shannon Thomas (Shannon@amhsa.net).

Additional Information from Alberta Labour - Partnerships:

Last updated: Jan. 2022