The Occupational Health and Safety Act is built upon the Internal Responsibility System. Put colloquially, health and safety in the workplace is everyone's business.
Supervisor have a key role and responsibility under the legislation and the Ontario Ministry of Labour has just released the “Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps” Workbook and Employer Guide”.
The Workbook and An Employer Guide to Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps (the link to the PDF version is inactive at the time of writing) provide some useful resources for employers in meeting their obligations under the Act.
According to the Ministry of Labour:
These are important tools for employers and the Ministry is to be commended for making them available.
Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps is a component of a suite of products that is being developed by the Ministry of Labour to meet our commitment on mandatory health and safety awareness training in the workplace. The other components include an awareness poster, the Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps workbook and employer guide, and e-learning modules.