Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Duties of Supervisors

Supervisors are important to safe workplaces because they are closest to the actual work being done and can address and resolve workers' health and safety concerns.

A supervisor is an individual who is authorized by an employer to oversee or direct the work of the employer's workers.

Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, supervisors must:

  • understand and ensure compliance with workplace health and safety requirements;
  • co-operate with the occupational health committee, ensure that it functions properly, and ensure all workers support committee members in their health and safety activities;
  • make sure hazards are identified and proper steps are taken to eliminate the hazards or control the risks;
  • inspect work areas and correct unsafe acts and conditions;
  • instruct and coach workers to follow safe work procedures;
  • ensure only authorized, competent workers operate equipment;
  • ensure equipment is properly maintained;
  • ensure the necessary personal protective equipment is provided to workers and used properly;
  • know how to safely handle, store, produce, and dispose of chemical and biological substances at the workplace;
  • understand and implement emergency procedures;
  • report and investigate incidents (meaning accidents and dangerous occurrences);
  • promote health and safety awareness;
  • co-operate with other parties in dealing with health and safety issues;
  • ensure that workers under their direct supervision are sufficiently supervised; and
  • ensure that workers under their direct supervision are not exposed to harassment or violence at their workplace.

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