Ottawa Construction Association

CST: IHSA Basics of Supervising

Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course

OCA Members: $60
Non-Members: $



About Construction Supervisor Training (CST):

CST puts an emphasis on practical knowledge, providing participants with the skills and resources needed to excel at new challenges on the job site. This comprehensive program provides it all and is delivered in manageable segments by Subject Matter Experts.

CST is comprised of 9 Modules: 

1.    Oh Crap, I'm A Supervisor   
2.    Effective Meetings & Delegation
3.    Ethics & Integrity in Construction   
4.    Conflict Resolution
5.    Great Communicators Make Great Supervisors
6.    Human Resources Practices
7.    Coaching Skills for Supervisors
8.    Building High Performance Teams
9.    IHSA Basics of Supervising   

Modules may be taken in any order. After completing all 9 modules you can request to receive the Construction Supervisor Training (ICI) Certificate of Achievement.

A Graduation ceremony will be held annually to recognize those who complete the Certificate Program.

Individuals are free to take any Construction Supervisor Training module without pursuing the Certificate of Achievement.

CST: IHSA Basics of Supervising

The IHSA Basics of Supervising is a 2-day in-class training program offered for free by IHSA if you are employed by a construction firm paying annual WSIB premiums. Go to this LINK to see the IHSA schedule for Basics of Supervising training at their Ottawa Skills Development Centre at 2515 St. Laurent Blvd. 

The OCA will book the IHSA to deliver the Basics of Supervising training for delivery at the OCA Training Centre at 9 Antares once per year so that pursuing CST Certification will have an additional option to take the course and at the same time benefitting from staying together with fellow CST students.

**Students registering for the OCA delivery option will be charged $60 as a cost recovery fee for beverages/lunches both days. The IHSA does not provide food or beverages with its training.**


Workers are often promoted to a supervisory position because of their high-quality work and experience. This program gives provincially regulated workers the training they need to become effective supervisors.

Participants will learn how to fulfil their role as a supervisor and about their responsibilities under Ontario law to manage health and safety in the workplace. Once they understand what to do, the program then gives them the tools to meet their health and safety responsibilities and ensure a productive workplace.

Program Content

  1. Legal Responsibilities

Participants will learn how to:

  • Locate and cite sections in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and applicable regulations
  • Identify the duties of a constructor, employer, supervisor, and workers as detailed in the OHSA.
  1. Elements of Supervising 

Participants will learn how to integrate health and safety into the supervisor's daily activities of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling work.

  1. Supervisor Safety Tasks

Participants will learn how to perform the duties of a supervisor by:

  • Communicating hazard information through safety talks and worker orientations
  • Monitoring health and safety activities through formal workplace inspections
  • Investigating incidents and determine the immediate and underlying causes
  • Enforcing health and safety rules
  • Documenting workplace activities in a log book.

This 2 day module provides you with a course certificate (mailed to you) and is worth 2 gold seal credits.


Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course