July 15, 2017
In July, Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors are conducting an inspection blitz focusing on supervisors at construction projects. Inspectors are checking whether supervisors comply with occupational health and safety laws. They are also checking whether employers are providing adequate and competent supervision when five or more workers are at a project. As the employer’s representative on construction projects, supervisors play an important role in workplace health and safety.

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), a supervisor is defined by responsibility and job function not by title. A supervisor is a person who either has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker.
For more information on labour standards, visit labour.gov.on.ca.