OSH for Managers & Supervisors Course

Under OSHA standards, certain functions may only be performed by a “Competent Person”. All “Supervisors” must be “Competent Persons”. Aspects of work such as confined space entry, operation of lifting devices, use of mobile equipment, work around live electrical equipment, and traffic control must also be performed only by “Competent Persons”. Ensuring the appointment of “Competent Persons” is recognized as an essential element in demonstrating due diligence and protection of health and safety.


  • The roles and responsibilities of the workplace parties under OSHA
  • The special roles, duties and liabilities of persons with supervisory responsibilities
  • Scope and application of the regulations under OSHA
  • What constitutes health and safety “due diligence” in terms of the day-to-day practices of supervisors
  • Enforcement and prosecution history relating to the duty of an employer to appoint only “competent persons” as supervisors
  • Practical compliance and protective practices for supervisors, such as: hazard identification and assessment; job safety planning; workplace inspections; dealing with employee safety concerns; modifying unsafe behaviours; responding to incidents.

The objective of this course is to help learners acquire skills and knowledge to meet the two key “competency criteria”, namely: (1) familiarity with the legislation that applies to the work; and (2) knowledge of actual and potential dangers of the work..


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$595.00 Early Bird

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Joanna Tam

Joanna Tam is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Over the course of her 18 year career as an occupational hygienist she has completed hundreds occupational health and safety and hygiene projects. She acquired her Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Health in 2001 and her Honors Bachelor of Science in 1999 from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science, Health Sciences. In 2011, she completed the Train the Trainer, Tools and Techniques for More Effective Training Certification from the Centre for Workplace Excellence. This course covered adult education principles, course development, design and delivery.