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PNR RailWorks Recognized for Safety


PNR RailWorks has again been recognized by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) in Ontario.

At its annual general meeting Oct. 3, IHSA awarded the GO Transit Maintenance Division its Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) for working three years without a lost-time injury. Mississauga-based Track Foreman Denis Berube, center, and Safety Coordinator Brandon Woodfield, right, accepted the award from a representative from IHSA. 

COR is a national recognition that is endorsed by members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations and granted by a designated provincial authority. The GO Transit Maintenance Division recognition was granted by IHSA. 

COR is a prequalification requirement for many contractors working in Ontario and other provinces and on public- and private-sector projects. In August 2017, GO Transit Maintenance attained a special COR designation for its occupational health and safety standards and practices. That certification effort occurred over 18 months and represented having hundreds of policies or rules, procedures and assessments in place in 19 categories covering training, inspections, reporting and more. The Division’s undertaking culminated with an audit and accreditation granted on August 2, a credential that is in place for three years.