Workers Health & Safety Centre

Supervisor OHS training…ACT NOW to beat the registration rush

Are your workplace supervisors competent and confident to fulfill their significant legal duties to protect workers? WHSC training, scheduled this fall, can help ensure they are.

Supervisors are legally responsible for among other things identifying, assessing and preventing exposure to hazards, advising workers of any potential or actual hazard, and ensuing workers are provided with and understand how to use protective equipment. In fact, like employers who hire them, they must take every precaution reasonable to protect workers. 

Mandatory training and competency

Under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations, employers must ensure supervisors complete occupational health and safety awareness training and be competent to carry out their significant obligations to protect workers.

 A competent person, as defined in the OHSA, is:
  • qualified because of knowledge, training and experience to organize the work and its performance,
  • familiar with the OHSA and regulations that apply to the work, and
  • knowledgeable about any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace.

Register now for WHSC Supervisor Training—offered in-person and virtually over the coming months

WHSC training meeting your needs

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has the training workplaces need to help ensure supervisors are competent. Our Supervisor Health and Safety Training course, for instance, is designed to:
  • help supervisors understand and fulfill their legal duties and responsibilities, including the consequences of noncompliance (for employers and supervisors)
  • provide insight about the Internal Responsibility System (IRS), the concept of due diligence and the rights and functions of all workplace parties
  • draw attention to the supervisor's role in work refusals along with inspections and investigations led by JHSCs, health and safety representatives or government inspectors  
  • use case law and provisions of the Criminal Code to give participants a clear understanding of their duties under this federal statute.

This comprehensive one-day course offers an engaging learning experience whether participants register for in-person training or in virtual classrooms.
Like our in-person training, WHSC virtual training is highly interactive, applying adult learning principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. Offered live, in real-time instructor-led sessions, participants will need a high-speed internet connection and a computer or tablet with a properly functioning camera, speaker and microphone. 


Need other essential and legally mandated training such as Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification, GHS-WHMIS, Working at Heights or workplace violence and harassment? Check out our complete in-person and virtual training schedule.

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