Course Description:
This course is for supervisors in Ontario, Canada.

Under section 8(5) of the OHSA, it is required that appointed supervisors be competent. Properly training supervisors is part of meeting this requirement. Comprised of 5 modules, Supervisor Awareness offers a perspective on the competencies that supervisors require to achieve superior workplace management. Superior workplace management results in greater health and safety within the operation and a better understanding of social responsibility in the workplace. The Supervisor Awareness training program outlines the activities, knowledge, and skills that are expected to enhance a supervisor’s performance.

By providing examples, the module encourages continuous improvement and strives to make a positive difference in supervisory outcomes in today’s workplaces. Upon completing the 5 parts of the program, supervisors will be issued a competency certificate.

Course Access: 
You will have access to complete this course for 30 days. 
Please note: If the course is not completed within 30 days, a new purchase will be required.

Course Duration:
Approximately 225 minutes

Course Languages:

Course Material:
Provincially Specific

Testing conducted throughout this course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a certificate of completion. Participants can repeat the course if the passing mark is not achieved.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

Certificate of Completion:
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing

Topics Covered:
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in understanding:

  • Competent supervision and the OHSA
  • Effective leadership
  • Supervising new and young workers
  • Achieving due diligence as a supervisor
  • The role of the Ministry of Labour
  • Hazard identification and accident investigation
  • Supervisors and the Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • The internal responsibility system
  • Worker rights
  • Personal protective equipment
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Response to a minor spill
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Ergonomics
  • Duty to accommodate
  • WSIB Forms
  • Early and safe return to work
  • Workplace violence and harassment
  • Workplace inspection and accident investigation



Supervisor Awareness


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