Note: The following is not meant to provide comprehensive information and guidance to supervisors in the construction industry. Supervisors should always refer to the specific requirements of the applicable standard jurisdiction in the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada Labour Code or requirements administered by the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for a comprehensive listing of health and safety responsibilities and regulations.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, a supervisor is defined as someone who has been authorized by the employer to exercise direction and control over other workers. Therefore, it does not matter what your title is, if you are directing other workers, you are a supervisor.
As a supervisor, under the law, you have a responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of workers under your supervision. In order to do this, you must:
Supervisor Bootcamps will be specifically designed to help new or existing supervisors with leadership skills as well as help them understand their specific responsibilities related to health and safety in the workplace. Please check back to our site often for more information about this new program and when it will be launched.
If you are interested in training, click here to access information on our courses and schedule. We maintain records of all training completed though the NLCSA, another way that we’re helping employers. The NLCSA also offers demand training so if you are looking for a course, a specific date or location that’s not on our schedule, call us at 1-888-681-SAFE (7233) to ask for a quotation.
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If you are interested in becoming more involved with safety at your workplace, the Construction Safety Officer (CSO) Program may be of interest to you. To find out more information or to apply for our CSO Program, click here.
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