Due Diligence for Supervisors

Know your roles, rights, and responsibilities


Occupational Health and Safety legislation defines the general roles, rights, and responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and employees in keeping the workplace safe. These laws protect all individuals in the workplace and lay out specific requirements for due diligence. It is critical all employers and supervisors understand their role in maintaining a safe workplace and their duty to practice due diligence.

This online Due Diligence course is designed to help supervisors meet their obligations for safety in the workplace by defining due diligence and describing what employers and supervisors must do to meet due diligence requirements. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of the Internal Responsibility System and the system’s key players; what due diligence is as it applies to occupational health and safety legislation; what employers and supervisor must do to meet due diligence requirements; how workplace incidents should be managed; and, the role of health and safety officers in the administration and enforcement of labour laws.


  • The Internal Responsibility System
  • Roles, rights, and responsibilities or employers, supervisors, and employees
  • Joint occupational health and safety committees
  • Employees’ right to refuse unsafe work
  • Due diligence defined
  • Psychologically safe workplaces
  • Elements of OHS programs and courses
  • Responding to workplace incidents
  • Packaging and vessel requirements
  • Legal implications
  • Duties of health and safety officers

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 50 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.