Important Notices & Accommodations

IHSA Safety Podcast: Supervising and the Canada Labour Code Part 2

Our multi-part series on Supervisors kicks-off with a discussion with Federal Labour Program Ontario Regional Director, Bruce Christianson and continues with Doug Heintz, Manager – Health & Safety Training. Find out more by visiting the podcast links below.


Program Description

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

Participants will learn how to fulfil their role as a supervisor and about their responsibilities under the Canada Labour Code, Part II to manage health and safety in the workplace. Once they understand what to do, the program gives them the tools to meet their health and safety responsibilities and ensure a productive workplace.


Program Content


1. Legal Responsibilities

Participants will learn how to:

  • Locate and cite sections in the Canada Labour Code, Part II
  • Identify the duties of the main workplace parties in the Canada Labour Code, Part II.

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.

Learning Evaluation


There is a final test at the end of this program.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Who Should Attend?


Supervisors—especially those who have never received any training in supervisory skills or in their health and safety responsibilities under federal law. Participants who are provincially regulated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act should take the Basics of Supervising program for provincially regulated workplaces.


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.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jul 03, 2024 - To: Nov 21, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E109091Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated7/3/2024 8:00:00 AMWellandNiagara Safety Village Register
E109199Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated7/23/2024 8:00:00 AMSimcoeTravelodge - Simcoe Register
E109407Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated8/27/2024 8:00:00 AMLondonLondon District Construction Association Register
E109399Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated9/18/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E109488Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated10/2/2024 8:00:00 AMCambridgeChristian Labour Association of Canada-Cambridge Register
E109402Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated11/5/2024 8:00:00 AMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E112102Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated11/11/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E112274Basics of Supervising - Federally Regulated11/20/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register