Organizations are legally responsible under section 25 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for appointing competent supervisors. To be competent means supervisors must be qualified to organize the work, aware of applicable legislation and know the hazards associated with the workplace. Charges, prosecutions and fines against individual supervisors and managers are on the rise. In many cases the individuals are not even aware they have health and safety liability.
Are your supervisors competent?
Do they know and understand their legal roles, responsibilities and duties?
Are they able to recognize and control hazards?
Can they perform health & safety activities adequately?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires managers and supervisors to understand applicable legislation and the meaning of “due diligence”. Due diligence is a legal defence to charges and has two specific requirements. First, employers must demonstrate that they have established a management system to identify, assess and control workplace hazards. Second, employers must demonstrate that they have effectively implemented a management system and enforced the policies and procedures. Review Section 25 and 27 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for legal accountabilities.
Course content includes:
OHS legislation, Regulation and Code
Duties and responsibilities of managers, supervisors and the employer
Workers’ OHS rights to know, participate and refuse
Authority and powers of the MOL inspector
Legal liability, penalties and fines
Integrating OHS systems with managerial/supervisory functions
The Internal Responsibility System explained
Hazard identification, assessment and control methods
Implications of Bill C-45
Who should attend:
Operation managers, supervisors, workers’ compensation claims administrators, human resource managers, OHS managers, office managers, health and safety members and representatives.
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