Supervisors play a key role in ensuring the health and safety of workers. After all, they’re on the front lines, so to speak, and know firsthand the hazards workers face, and the procedures and equipment they should use to address those hazards—or at least that’s what competent supervisors should know, among other things. If employees in supervisory positions aren’t competent, workers may be endangered and the company—and the supervisor—may face liability under the OHS laws.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this checklist for your company, its OHS program and any specific requirements or duties for supervisors in the OHS laws in your jurisdiction. Use it to evaluate the competency of your supervisors or give it to supervisors for use in conducting self-assessments.