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Health & Safety

We are COR™ Certified!

Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is a comprehensive health and safety audit tool with an accredited certification program in Ontario that is granted by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). IHSA is the designated body for certifying contractors in Ontario's construction industry who demonstrate their standards of health and safety management systems through a structured audit process. COR™ provides validation that a contractor has demonstrated an understanding of health and safety and has made a commitment to continuous monitoring and application of its program when delivering construction activities.

The key value of COR™ is that not only are health and safety programs reviewed to ensure that they are comprehensive, but that it will drive the need for integrating safety into the overall business process and planning of each contractor around how they conduct business on behalf of the City of Toronto.

CanMar is also certified through Construction Safety Nova Scotia.

CanMar is a proud member of the League of Champions!

The League of Champions (LOC) is a cross-sectoral organization dedicated to health and safety excellence through collaboration and information sharing on real-world health and safety situations.

Together with our members and patrons, the LOC develops industry-leading best practices with a solutions-oriented focus on actual experiences.

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Our Guiding Safety Principles

Safety Training

Training is vital to the success of any health and safety program. At CanMar Contracting Ltd. we provide our employees with many opportunities to learn about health and safety in the workplace. Much of our training is done in house under the direction of our full time Health and Safety Coordinator. All CanMar employees are certified and current in WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System). Our workers have also been trained in one or more of the following:

  • Standard First Aid CPR Level C
  • Propane Handling
  • Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness
  • Basics of Fall Protection
  • Supervisor Competency
  • Forklift Safety
  • Scaffold Users Hazard Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Suspended Access Equipment


Safety On Jobsites

Entering our job sites, one will become immediately aware of the high priority we place on safety. CanMar supplies all its employees with up-to-date CSA and Ministry of Labour approved personal protective equipment.

With Ministry of Labour standards serving as a minimum mandatory requirement on our job sites, CanMar strives to achieve its goal of ZERO ACCIDENTS / INCIDENTS by implementing various measures and practices such as the mandatory use of high visibility clothing and reflective safety vests.

Training workers in the proper use of personal protective equipment, proper handling procedures and proper work practices are also a top priority and key factor in achieving our goal of ZERO ACCIDENTS / INCIDENTS.


AODA - Customer Service Standard

CanMar Contracting Ltd. is committed to providing accessible service for its customers/clients. Whether we provide the goods and services from our main office or at our customer's location, these goods and services will be provided in a manner that is based upon the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity to all. The provision of goods and services to persons with disabilities will be integrated wherever possible.

See our full AODA policy.
See our multi year plan statement.
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