Supervisor OH&S Responsibilities Part 1

Supervisors play an important role in occupational health and safety, and as such, bear considerable responsibility under occupational health and safety law. The supervisor should know, first, what their responsibilities are regarding health and safety, and second, how to address health and safety issues in a knowledgeable and informed manner. They should also be aware of the fundamental health and safety rights held by all workers.

In this course participants will:

  • Discuss the legal responsibilities of supervisors in occupational health and safety;
  • Examine the role of supervisors in the refusal of unsafe work;
  • Apply hazard identification techniques to the workplace;
  • Apply communication techniques to safety presentations;
  • Outline the elements of the demonstration of due diligence in occupational health and safety.

Audience: Persons with supervisory responsibilities, in provincially regulated workplaces.

Prerequisite: None

*Federal OH&S Legislation specific version available on request.

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