Health and Safety Supervisor Training

Duration: Two Days
Price: $519 plus HST
Group Price(4 or more): $500 plus HST
Instructor: Louise Caicco Tett




Health & Safety Professionals Inc. offers a two-day course that assists supervisors and employers in meeting their legal obligation of appointing “competent” supervisors in Ontario. Supervisors will discuss legal requirements imposed on them by legislators and will learn how to incorporate their knowledge into their actions and workplace performance.

Who is considered a supervisor?

Supervisors are critical to your organization. They make decisions daily, and direct workers. Your supervisors are responsible for quality, worker safety, customer satisfaction, and the day-to-day operation of your business.

Some supervisors are in their positions because they were great at their jobs, but they may not be ready for the health and safety aspects of their new endeavor. Now they must enforce your safety rules, make sure workers are working safely, and mentor workers. They must manage the workers they see regularly and those who work offsite.

As the owner or manager of the business or organization, you have a responsibility to train your supervisors. It’s not only the law, it’s the right thing to do. Supervisors, you want to know your legal occupational health and safety responsibilities so that you can keep your workers safe.

Who should take the course?

This course is appropriate for all sectors in Ontario and covers material from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development's “Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps.”

Note: If you want us to develop a course that you can deliver yourself, let us know. We’ve done that too. We provide you with the slides, speaker notes, case studies and any other support you need so that your in-house facilitators are successful. We can deliver the training once or as many times as you require before we hand it over.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the differences between a manager and leader
  • Discuss five basic management functions and apply them to a workplace scenario
  • Identify the history of OHS law in Ontario
  • Explain the difference between an Act, regulations, guidelines, codes, and standards
  • Identify and explore important aspects of due diligence
  • Describe the difference between contracting for services and contracting for a construction project
  • Describe OHSA reporting requirements
  • Discuss the purpose of an incident investigation and describe how it contributes to continual improvement
  • Discuss Canada’s all-hazards approach to emergency management
  • Discuss emerging occupational health and safety topics you will encounter in your workplace

What topics will be covered?

The following topics will be covered over two days.

  • Supervisors/Managers as Leaders
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Competent Supervisors
  • Due Diligence
  • Contractor Safety Management
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Incident Investigation
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Emerging Topics (Scent Policies; Cannabis in the Workplace, COVID-19)

Course Material

You will receive the following material when taking H&S Supervisor training.

  • Health and Safety Supervisor participant workbook
  • OH&S Act and Regulations pocketbook (Green book), and a


  • Our Training coordinator and IT team will be available during the training for support throughout the course.
  • You will need a computer and internet connection to attend the training. We recommend the use of a computer or laptop for a better experience.
  • The course will be delivered using Zoom. Use the test link to make sure you can access Zoom on your device.

Additional Information

  • Are you a federal workplace? That’s not a problem; we have several federal workplaces as clients and have delivered Federal Supervisor training. If you’d like a reference, we can provide that for you.
  • Are you outside of Ontario? We are happy to travel anywhere in Canada (or beyond). Keeping workers safe and supervisor responsibility does not differ much in the various provinces and territories. Let us know how we can help and we can adapt our course to meet your needs.