Supervisor Responsibilities

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