Supervisors play a critical role in health and safety and so much more. Good supervisors help improve productivity, protect employees and reduce risk. They also motivate their teams and create a positive workplace culture - all of which boost profit margins and shareholder returns. In short, a well-trained supervisor is one of the best assets a company has.
With fines for individuals recently quadrupling to $100,000 (up from $25,000), it has never been a better time for supervisors to understand the critical role they play in protecting worker health and safety and the steps they need to take to demonstrate that they've been duly diligent.
This half-day, instructor-led course equips supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader and the concept of due diligence. Supervisors are provided with the knowledge and tools they need to be proactive in protecting worker health and safety and taking the necessary steps to demonstrate due diligence.
Participants should have knowledge of the OH&S Act and regulations before taking this course. This knowledge can be obtained by attending the WSPS course, Safety, Health and the Law or WSPS Certification Part One training.
This course is delivered in a public classroom, either in-person and/or virtually.
Private delivery is available for employees in your workplace, either in-person or virtually. Please contact Customer Care at 905-614-1400 or 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) for more information about private training options.
Virtual Training is currently available in English only.
Participant requirements for virtual include a webcam, capable hardware, software & internet. Virtual sessions will be delivered using the Adobe Connect platform, supported on all major web browsers, tablets and cell phones.
Please view the Virtual Training FAQ for more details on virtual delivery.
- Module 1: The Foundation of Health and Safety in Ontario - Covers legal duties & responsibilities of supervisors and other workplace parties under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act).
- Module 2: An Internal Approach to Due Diligence - Discusses strategies for supervisors to demonstrate due diligence and avoid costly fines and penalties.
- Module 3: Case Studies in Due Diligence - Examines actual Ministry of Labour case studies in which supervisors were unable to demonstrate due diligence and looks at what those supervisors should have done differently.
Upon completion, you will be able to
- Recall key components of the OH&S Act applicable to exercising due diligence.
- Summarize the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor under the OH&S Act and how to implement in the workplace.
- Give examples of how supervisors can exercise due diligence.
- Create an action plan of steps to demonstrate due diligence in your own workplace.
- Analyze case studies to determine if due diligence was established.
This solution is suitable for all WSPS sectors that are regulated by Ontario's OH&S Act.
The course is intended for new and experienced supervisors and others who have charge of a workplace or authority over workers including managers, project managers, team leaders and lead hands.