Your Contractors are Safe with Us

BOWEN takes the health and safety of the contingent workforce seriously, holding industry-recognized Certificate of Recognition (COR) as well as maintaining good standing with ISN and Avetta safety compliance systems. Recognized for its industry-leading practices, BOWEN is the only workforce solutions provider selected by the Alberta Government to be part of their Partnerships in Injury Reduction program.

BOWEN health and safety awards include:

  • Alberta WCB COR – awarded in 2004 and maintained through annual audits, with a 2017 score of 98%
  • Alberta Government Partnerships in Injury Reduction – recognized partner since 2007
  • ACSESS (Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services) 2018 Health & Safety Award


Contract Employee Health and Safety

BOWEN conducts safety inspections on all client sites. This ensures we’re knowledgeable about the working environment and we can adequately prepare our contract employee for the site. Additionally, all our employees are required to review and sign off on our health and safety policy during on-boarding.

The intention of our Health and Safety Program is to prevent on-the-job accidents, but they can happen. If an incident occurs, we have a 24-hour emergency line monitored by senior managers. After the incident, BOWEN will complete an accident investigation with the support of our client, to determine recommendations for corrective action.

The core policies of our Health and Safety Program are highlighted below:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Driving and Transportation
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • First Aid Services and Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Training
  • Safety Inspection
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions
  • Violence and Harassment
  • Working Alone


COR Certification

BOWEN is one of a small number of companies in our industry with COR, which is issued to employers who develop and implement health and safety programs that meet established standards.

Our COR certification provides us a financial incentive through reduced WCB rates – which translate directly to the client as reduced burden rates.

As part of our commitments and culture, we have a Health and Safety Committee with representation from executive, management and front-line personnel who ensure continued success of the program. The committee is responsible to orient new internal employees, monitor our site for any safety concerns, review accident reports and complete annual audits of our program through an external auditor.

The standards for COR include:

  • Program Administration
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Employer Policy and Management Commitment
  • Worker Competency and Training
  • Hazard Identification and Control Measures
  • Inspection Programs
  • Incident Reporting and Investigation

Are you interested in learning how your business can achieve COR certification? As your trusted advisors, we can help! Email our Health and Safety Committee at