Supervisor Awareness

Whom This Is For:

Introduction Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) defines a supervisor as anyone who “has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker.” This training is designed to help you understand what the OHSA expects from you. It’s what you need to know and understand so that you and the people you supervise can be healthy and safe at work always

Everyone in the workplace, from the employer to the newest worker, has different but important duties to keep the workplace safe. Employers have the most authority in the workplace and have the greatest responsibility for health and safety.


Supervisors are next in line. Your job involves taking direction from your employer and giving direction to the workers you supervise. It’s important to understand the health and safety responsibilities of everyone in the workplace, including yours. The focus of this training is on general awareness of rights and responsibilities under the OHSA. It does not, in any way, replace the OHSA or its regulations or any other knowledge, information or training you will require as a supervisor. Prevention – preventing injuries and illnesses at work – starts here.

Above and beyond what is covered in this training, your employer has a duty under the OHSA to make sure that you are competent before appointing you and to inform you of any hazards in the work which you supervise. It is our goal for you to use what you learn here every day in your work as a supervisor so that you are more confident asking your employer questions about workplace health and safety and your duties

Delivery Method: Onsite Option Available
Price: Varies
Prerequisite: N/A
Important Notice: Under Regulation 297/13, anyone “directing work” must attend this training
Course Summary:

Regulation 297/13 affects every worker and supervisor working in provincially regulated companies in Ontario.

Learning Objectives:

  • Duties, rights & responsibilities of employers under the OH&S act
  • Duties, rights & responsibilities of supervisors under the OH&S act
  • IRS (Internal Responsibility System)

Target Audience:
•Anyone in a leadership role