This course explains your role and duties as a supervisor regarding health and safety at the workplace, why it is important to know what Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations require, and outlines how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate hazards to keep your workers safe.
Under the law, a supervisor is any person who has authority over others or the workplace itself. People who supervise use many other titles, including manager, team leader, or group coordinator.
Under the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation of the OHSA, which comes into force on July 1, 2014, all employers in Ontario must ensure that their supervisors complete a basic health and safety awareness training program. This course meets this requirement. The course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).