AFPA, Ministry of Labour & WCB have partnered to respond to industry needs by offering the Partnership Program. This is a voluntary program designed to help you lower your premiums by encouraging injury prevention and the development of effective workplace health, safety and return-to-work plan.
Specifically, it can help you:
|Courses that are required in order to obtain/maintain your COR:
By participating in this program, AFPA members have the opportunity to receive refunds up to 20% of their annual WCB premium by maintaining a COR.
(To determine the refund amount, 3 different performance measures are used by WCB, the one that helps you achieve the greatest refund will be used)
At least 1 member of your existing team, (we suggest 2 or more) must complete our 6 courses (listed above). (AFPA may, upon request, grant equivalency for the H&S Program Building course, possibly more). You can have 1 person with all 6 courses, or multiples of staff to combine for all 6, your choice. Problem with just one is...should they leave, you are out of compliance to your own program.
Institute a Heath & Safety program which meets AFPA's & Partnerships requirements.
Hire an AFPA- certified auditor to perform an external audit to confirm that your program meets the provincial standards. The costs for this is borne by you.
AFPA will conduct a QA review of the audit to ensure it meets Partnerships standards. Once the audit passes QA review a COR valid for 3 years will be issued. (Ask AFPA about a 1 year COR).
In each of the 2 intermediate years, you conduct an internal audit, which will also be submitted to AFPA for review. Successful completion of the internal audits ensures that the COR remains valid.
A 3 year cycle begins again & another external audit must be performed.
NOTE: SECOR (10 or under employees) follow the same steps with the exception of an external audit)
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-201-3657