Basics of Supervising

Basics of Supervising

Basics of Supervising Course Description

Workers are often promoted to a supervisory position because of their high-quality work and experience. This program gives provincially regulated workers the training they need to become effective supervisors.

Participants will learn how to fulfil their role as a supervisor and about their responsibilities under Ontario law to manage health and safety in the workplace. Once they understand what to do, the program then gives them the tools to meet their health and safety responsibilities and ensure a productive workplace.


Basics of Supervising Course Content-


Legal Responsibilities

Participants will learn how to:

Locate and cite sections in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and applicable regulations

Identify the duties of a constructor, employer, supervisor, and workers as detailed in the OHSA.


Elements of Supervising

Participants will learn how to integrate health and safety into the supervisor’s daily activities of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling work.


Supervisor Safety Tasks

Participants will learn how to perform the duties of a supervisor by:

Communicating hazard information through safety talks and worker orientations

Monitoring health and safety activities through formal workplace inspections

Investigating incidents and determine the immediate and underlying causes

Enforcing health and safety rules

Documenting workplace activities in a log book

The Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association brings general contractors, trade contractors, manufacturers and suppliers of construction materials and equipment, as well as other firms associated with the Construction Industry together in a single organization.