A one hour presentation setting out the legislative requirement for employers to ensure workers (and supervisors) are adequately trained for the tasks they undertake.
- Review of legislation
-Elements needed to allow an 'informed determination by a competent authority'.
2018 OHS legislation offers a broad definition of a supervisor and sets out obligations for work site parties; employers MUST ensure workers are supervised by someone competent and, supervisors MUST ensure they are competent to supervise workers.
Many questions on the extent of this change still need to be answered.
Who are the supervisors in your organization? Who chose them & on what basis? Is the rationale defensible? Do current supervisors have the knowledge, skills, abilities and other required tools needed for them to succeed? Who decides and on what basis? What if there are differing opinions? How should they be resolved? What are the training requirements for supervisors? If not the same, what are the differentiating factors?
Stakeholders in Alberta should consider these questions carefully and act early to ensure compliance.