Safety for Supervisors

Reasoning:
A supervisor’s role as a health and safety leader is very important — their knowledge, attitude and actions are critical for a safe workplace. Supervisors have the front-line responsibility to protect workers and keep the workplace safe. Supervisors represent the employer in the workplace and are responsible for carrying out the duties of the employer in the work areas that they manage.

Goal:
Saskatchewan’s occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to appoint competent supervisors and ensure they are adequately trained to carry out their legal responsibilities. This workshop will assist with that requirement by providing supervisors with the information and knowledge they need to create and promote a safe work environment, prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and to develop a safety culture in the workplace.

Standards:
The content of this course is designed to meet or exceed provincial legislation and industry best practices.

Duration and Materials:
This is a one day workshop. Participants will receive a workbook and reference guide which includes the material covered in the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the legislation to reference, highlight, flag and make notes in. Recommended class size is 20.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for all supervisors in health care.

Specific Learning:
This course includes an overview of Saskatchewan’s occupational health and safety legislation, the roles and principles of a Workplace Responsibility System (WRS), supervisors’ legal duties, the components of an effective safety management system and effective supervision. Lecture, theory, group work, case studies and other examples are included to illustrate and reinforce the concepts.

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