Under the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation of the OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act), which comes into force on July 1, 2014, all employers in Ontario must ensure that their supervisors complete a basic health and safety awareness training program. This course meets this requirement.
Everyone in the workplace, from the employer to the newest worker, has important duties to keep the workplace and workers safe. Under the law, a supervisor is any person who has authority over others or the workplace itself. People who supervise use many other titles, including manager, team leader, or group co-ordinator.
The duties will vary depending on the position, but as a supervisor, you will take direction from your employer, and give direction to the workers you supervise. It is important for you to understand the health and safety responsibilities that everyone has in the workplace.
This one-hour course explains your role and duties as a supervisor regarding health and safety at the workplace, why it is important to know what Ontario's OSHA and regulations require, and outlines how to recognize, assess, control and evaluate hazards to keep your workers safe.
Case studies, quizzes and a final exam help to measure and encourage learning. Upon finishing the course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion. With the purchase of a multi-seat account, employers are able to track and demonstrate that their supervisors have successfully completed the course.
This course is recommended for supervisors in Ontario workplaces, and employers may also find this course helpful. Workers and health and safety committee members are encouraged to take the Health and Safety Awareness for Ontario Workers course.
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