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Basics of Supervising (Virtual Training)

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Important Notice

This course is delivered virtually by a live instructor at a predetermined time. Please review these important instructions

  • Registration closes two weeks prior to the event date
  • A link will be sent to all learners 3 days prior to the event to access the online classroom
  • Participants must access the course using a computer or laptop
  • A webcam and audio are required to participate
  • Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the training course
  • Download our Frequently Asked Questions document that's specifically designed to help get you started quickly and easily.
  • What you should do before the course

Program Description

This is an IHSA awareness course

Workers are often promoted to a supervisory position because of their high-quality work and experience. This program gives provincially regulated workers the training they need to become effective supervisors.

Supervisors will learn about their roles and responsibilities for managing health and safety in the workplace. Once they understand what to do, the program then gives them the tools to meet their health and safety responsibilities and ensure a productive workplace.

This training program meets the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training for workers and supervisors as outlined in Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13).


Program Content

1. Legal Responsibilities

Participants will learn how to:

  • Locate and cite sections in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and applicable regulations
  • Identify the duties of a constructor, employer, supervisor, and workers as detailed in the OHSA.

2. Elements of Supervising

Participants will learn how to integrate health and safety into the supervisor’s daily activities of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling work.


3. Supervisor Safety Tasks

Participants will learn how to perform the duties of a supervisor by:

  • Communicating hazard information through safety talks and worker orientations
  • Monitoring health and safety activities through formal workplace inspections
  • Investigating incidents and determine the immediate and underlying causes
  • Enforcing health and safety rules
  • Documenting workplace activities in a log book.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors—especially those who have never received any training in supervisory skills or in their health and safety responsibilities under Ontario law.


Program Evaluation

To obtain a certificate of completion for this program, participants must be in attendance for the entire program and pass a written multiple-choice test. To pass, participants must achieve an overall grade of 75%.


Important Notice

The Basics of Supervising Training Program will help prepare supervisors to perform their health and safety duties competently. However, after completing the training, the employer is responsible for validating a supervisor’s health and safety competency. Additional training in workplace-specific hazards and the regulations that apply to those hazards may be required.

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Program Duration
2 Days
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Session Details

From: Mar 11, 2021 - To: Aug 26, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

E78306Virtual - Basics of Supervising3/11/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E78307Virtual - Basics of Supervising3/25/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E78314Virtual - Basics of Supervising4/13/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E79569Virtual - Basics of Supervising4/19/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E78308Virtual - Basics of Supervising4/28/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E78309Virtual - Basics of Supervising5/4/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E79572Virtual - Basics of Supervising5/12/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Course is full
E78310Virtual - Basics of Supervising5/17/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E78311Virtual - Basics of Supervising5/27/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E78312Virtual - Basics of Supervising6/10/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E78317Virtual - Basics of Supervising6/15/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E78316Virtual - Basics of Supervising7/5/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E78313Virtual - Basics of Supervising7/27/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E79823Virtual - Basics of Supervising8/4/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E79824Virtual - Basics of Supervising8/25/2021 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register

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