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AFL’s Services Division Achieves COR™ Certification for Safety Programs in Saskatchewan, Canada

5/19/2016

Spartanburg, SC – AFL achieved its certification for COR, a Certificate of Recognition issued by the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. The certification is a critical component of AFL’s value proposition in the telecommunications services sector across Canada and globally, demonstrating that AFL continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of its associates, clients and the general public while delivering a broad portfolio of telecom service capabilities. COR is the national standard for certification in the Canadian construction industry and provides companies with the knowledge and tools to develop an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents and associated human and financial costs.

Brian Brown, AFL Safety Manager, led the efforts for certification and accomplished the following:
  • Completed four mandatory courses including Safety Management, Leadership for Safety Excellence, Safety Auditor Training and Train the Trainer/Basic Training Techniques. In addition to these courses, Brian completed another 13 courses to obtain the designation of Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO).
  • Developed and implemented a safety program over a period of 10 months with guidance and support from COR Safety Advisors.
  • Passed an external health and safety audit as COR Safety Auditors observed AFL during operation. Associates were interviewed and documentation was provided that ensured technicians were properly trained. Safety Auditors observed AFL in operation and interviewed associates to learn if they were aware of AFL’s safety program.
Although COR certification is nationally recognized in Canada, certification must be attained in each province or territory in which the company is working. Currently, AFL provides services coast to coast in Canada through its 1,200 associates and maintaining this  certification requires the completion of a satisfactory internal audit annually. Moreover, every third year, COR auditors conduct an external audit.

Brown commented, “Identifying negatives and correcting those areas keeps our health and safety procedures top of mind for everyone. At AFL, safety is a priority and we intend to strive for excellence.”

With more than 4,200 associates worldwide, AFL connects customers to product and service solutions designed to maximize networks. For more information about AFL, its product and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com

Contacts
Brian Brown
Safety Manager
AFL
306.551.8587
Brian.Brown@AFLglobal.com

Corie Culp
PR Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com

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