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Ontario Ministry of Labour defines “supervisor” responsibilities

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May 12, 2015

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) defines a supervisor as a person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. This is a broad definition that can apply to many different people in a workplace, including people in management, on the shop floor, in a bargaining unit, and individuals whose job titles do not include the word “supervisor.” Who is a Supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act? clarifies the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor, as defined in the OHSA, and helps workplace parties (employers, supervisors and workers) and the Ministry of Labour when assessing which individuals in the workplace are supervisors under the Act.

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