Workplace Health and Safety: The Supervisor’s Role and Responsibilities


This course provides an overview of what supervisors need to know about health and safety in their workplace

It aims to help those who are in charge learn how to safeguard themselves and their employees. It will explore the requirements of due diligence, the rights of workers, supervisor and worker health and safety requirements, employee competency, and the role of health and safety committees. The course will also look at supervisors’ roles in hazard identification and control, accident reporting and investigation, and the importance of communicating health and safety information.


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Course Outline:

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Workplace Health and Safety Experience

Session Three: Worker Rights

Session Four: Supervisor and Worker Health and Safety Responsibilities

Session Five: Health and Safety Committees (HSC)

Session Six: Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control

Session Seven: Employee Competency

Session Eight: Accident Reporting and Investigating

Session Nine: Communicating Health and Safety Information

Communication Tools

Right-to-know Information Station

Summary Exercise

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Personal Action Plan