Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC schedules mandatory supervisor training for September

Ontario health and safety law now requires employers to ensure supervisors complete an awareness training program within one week of beginning work as a supervisor.
The WHSC has scheduled training to help workplaces meet this new supervisor awareness obligation outlined in Ontario Regulation 297/13—Occupational Health and Safety Training and Awareness. This regulation came into force on July 1, 2014.
What:  Supervisor Health & Safety Training 
When: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Where: Barrie
Thunder Bay
Toronto (Don Mills)
Toronto (Downtown)
In addition to the new supervisor awareness training obligation, the WHSC Supervisor Health & Safety Training program helps employers to meet more extensive supervisor “competency” obligations. This obligation mandates employers to appoint competent supervisors [Occupational Health & Safety Act (the Act) section 25(2)(c)]. A competent person is defined as someone who: 
  • is qualified because of knowledge, training and experience to organize work and its performance,
  • is familiar with the Act and the regulations that apply to the work, and
  • has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the workplace [section 1(1), the Act].
The WHSC offers a similar online Supervisor Health & Safety Training program.
Register now for supervisor training:                   Training Details:
In-class training                                               Supervisor Health & Safety Training
Online training                                                 Supervisor Health & Safety E-Training

Want more information about supervisor training or how we can help your workplace with the many other health and safety training obligations?

Call:      1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak with a training services representative