Important Notices & Accommodations

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
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Program Description

This is an IHSA awareness course

The Basics of Supervising training program provides supervisors with the skills to manage their health and safety duties as described by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Participants learn what Ontario’s OHSA requires a supervisor to do as it relates to workplace health and safety.

The program explains the duties of all workplace parties as described by the OHSA – constructor, employer, supervisor, and worker. Participants learn how to navigate the OHSA and Regulations. This program is designed for participants to use either the Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) or the Industrial Establishments regulation (O. Reg. 851).

After participants understand their responsibilities, they learn about a supervisor’s safety tasks – communicating the hazards, inspecting the workplace, investigating incidents, and enforcing the rules. Each task is explained and specific activities are practiced during the training program. If completed properly, these tasks will help supervisors comply with their health and safety responsibilities.

Basic supervisory skills are integrated throughout the program. These skills, which include four management functions, as well as leadership styles and how to deal with problems, provide supervisors with techniques for effectively implementing health and safety in the workplace.

At the end of this training program, participants will be motivated to implement health and safety because they understand what they have to do and how to do it.

This training program meets the requirements for Basic occupational health and safety awareness training for workers and supervisors as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation (O. Reg. 297/13, s.1-4) under the OHSA.


Program Content

1. Health and Safety Law

Participants will be able 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 worker under the OHSA.
  • Identify when a competent person and competent worker are required in the workplace.
  • Identify the three rights of a worker under the OHSA.
  • Define due diligence and identify tasks supervisors can perform to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities.

2. 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 workplace inspections
  • Investigating incidents and determine the immediate and underlying causes
  • Enforcing health and safety rules.

Who Should Attend

This training program is intended for front-line supervisors who have never received training in supervisory skills relating to their health and safety responsibilities.

This program is also ideal for individuals who manage a workplace and lead front-line supervisors or for those who manage workplace health and safety.



There are no prerequisites for this training program.


Learning 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%.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.


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.

Price Per Participant at
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Program Duration
2 Days
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Session Details

From: Oct 30, 2023 - To: Jul 11, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E106053Virtual - Basics of Supervising10/30/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E106059Virtual - Basics of Supervising11/6/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E98367Virtual - Basics of Supervising11/15/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E94682Virtual - Basics of Supervising11/21/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E93748Virtual - Basics of Supervising11/27/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E107440Virtual - Basics of Supervising12/6/2023 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105140Virtual - Basics of Supervising1/3/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105854Virtual - Basics of Supervising1/24/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105141Virtual - Basics of Supervising2/12/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105142Virtual - Basics of Supervising3/21/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105856Virtual - Basics of Supervising5/27/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register
E105144Virtual - Basics of Supervising7/10/2024 8:00:00 AMEtobicokeWebinar Register