All Supervisors* Must Successfully Complete:

  • All core training for workers.
  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness (45 minutes; online) - Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) defines a supervisor as anyone who “has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker.” This means that if you manage people or a workplace at uOttawa, then you’re a supervisor, and you have a number of duties and responsibilities you need to know about. Frequently Asked Questions.

All supervisors must ensure that workers under their authority have completed the training that applies to them. Supervisors must review and conduct an assessment of the workplace to ensure that workers under their authority receive the required information and appropriate training for their tasks.

* “Supervisor” means a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker or another person. Depending on the workplace relation, a Supervisor may include, for example, the President, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Deans, Manager, or Principle Investigator. The determination as to whether a person is a Supervisor is not dependant on that person’s job title. The determination depends on whether the person has charge of a location (for example, an office or laboratory) where the work is done on a paid or unpaid basis or when they give direction over the work done by Workers, Students, Visitors, Volunteers, or Learners.

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