Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence

The Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) is COR certification (and more) for manufacturing

Does your company need an effective health and safety management system? Are you looking for help in identifying the weaknesses and gaps in your current safety program and guidance on how to resolve them? If so, the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence (OSSE) certification program is for you.

OSSE is BC’s solution for manufacturers seeking a comprehensive health and safety management system. It is the Certificate of Recognition (COR) certification program for BC manufacturers and food processors. In cooperation with WorkSafeBC, the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is able to help companies earn significant financial rewards by achieving OSSE certification.

Start your path to OSSE certification, with our support to build and refine an effective health and safety management system that contributes to long term productivity, profitability, and sustainability.

OSSE is designed for companies... who want to lower injury rates. who want to lower their WorkSafeBC premiums. who want a lower risk workplace. with inadequate Return to Work protocols. with no dedicated health and safety employee. without a Joint Health and Safety Committee. who seek health & safety improvement. who demonstrate a commitment to safety.

Your path to OSSE certification starts here

We work with you, every step of the way, to ensure that the safety management system of your company meets the highest standards and is built by your own workers with the guidance of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC team of occupational health and safety professionals.

1. Consultation

We start you on your OSSE path by evaluating what occupational health and safety issues you face by performing a needs assessment or GAP analysis. This detailed review of your OHS strengths, weaknesses, and development opportunities shows you the specific steps required to achieve OSSE certification.

2. Action Plan

Together we develop a specific plan to achieve OSSE certification and help you develop the processes, tools, training, and resources to execute this plan.

3. Certification

Earn brand recognition for your commitment to safety excellence.

When you have completed the action plan, we move to the Audit stage.

Once certified, our Continual Improvement program supports your team to take incremental, continual steps towards maintaining your high OHS standard of excellence, improving productivity, performance, and profit—and delivering on your commitment to excellence and being an employer of choice.

Get OSSE (COR) certified

When you’re ready to…

  • Reduce Injury Rates
  • Reduce Premiums
  • Reduce Absenteeism
  • Increase Productivity
  • Increase Profits
  • Enhance Corporate Responsibility
  • Enhance Community Stewardship
  • Become an Employer of Choice

…register to start the OSSE journey.