There are a number of responsibilities that apply to Supervisors as regulated by WorkSafeBC.
WorkSafeBC defines a supervisor as anyone overseeing others in their duties; this means you do not have to have the word ‘supervisor’ or ‘manager’ in your job title to be a supervisor at work, and with that comes some inherent responsibilities for those you are supervising.
Supervisor Responsibilities can best be summarized as follows:
- ensure the health and safety of all workers under your direct supervision
- be knowledgeable about regulations applicable to the work being supervised
- comply with the regulations and any applicable orders
- ensure that the workers under your direct supervision
- are made aware of all known or reasonably foreseeable health or safety hazards in the area where they work
- comply with regulations and any applicable orders
- consult and cooperate with the joint committee or worker health and safety representative for the workplace
- cooperate with the WorkSafeBC, its Officers and any other person carrying out a duty under the regulations