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STAFF & MANAGEMENT ORFA's Top 10 Recreational Supervisory Failures T he following are considered the top 10 supervisory failures of operations staff in the municipal recreation sector. They are offered in no specific priority and should not be considered a complete list. 1 Failing to provide awareness training. OHSA Competent worker definition (c) has knowledge of all potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work OHSA 27 2 (a) advise a worker of the existence of any potential or actual danger to the health or safety of the worker of which the supervisor is aware Examples: 1. Confined space awareness 2. Working at height awareness Awareness training: all workers must be advised of actual workplace confined spaces and be able to identify a potential confined space and not enter or, that working above 3m requires specific worker training Worker training: supervisory staff expects a worker to enter a confined space or to work at height 2 Failing to provide workplace specific training. Recreation supervisory staff must have a training program for every task and responsibility associated with the work. Training must include written materials for each worker, demonstration by a competent person, worker testing (written and physical where applicable) to the knowledge obtained. Example: WHMIS core training must be supplemented with workplace specific training to be considered complete. Workers who are rotated through different work environments must receive workplace specific training in each location prior to being permitted to conduct work in that location. 3 full-time staff. It is important to note that the OHSA views all workers as being equal regardless of hours worked or length of employment. 5 Failing to be able to identify other regulations or legislation applicable to the work beyond the OHSA. OHSA definition of competent person includes "a person who, (b) is familiar with this Act and the regulations that apply to the work." Depending on the recreational work environment there can be 40+ other specific legislative obligations and 100+regulations or codes applicable to the work that every supervisor must be aware of to meet a basic level of competency. Failing to ensure that workers who have been provide with and properly trained to use PPE are actually using it. 6 OHSA 27 (1) (b) A supervisor shall ensure that a worker uses or wears the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the worker's employer requires to be used or worn. Recreation operations has a long history of having workers working alone. However, the OHSA requires an employer to implement safety measures and precautions that reflect a worker's isolated state. An employer is required to develop policies and procedures to address any situation where a worker may be required to work alone. This may include policies and procedures that address risk identification, access to first aid and ability to communicate with others. 4 Failing to provide adequate training to seasonal or part-time staff. Recreation operations use a significantly high number of seasonal or part-time staff but fail to train them to the same level as 36 | ONTARIO RECREATION FACILITIES ASSOCIATION Failing to implement safety measures for staff working alone.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Summer 2016

Industry Watch
Arena Lighting – The Here and Now!
The Cemeterian
Understanding the Highway Traffic Act – Demerit Points
Effective Emergency Planning
Controlling Recreation Facility Energy Vampires
Risk Management
Poor Aquatic Maintenance
Pool Fouling
Member Profile
ORFA’s Top 10 Recreational Supervisory Failures
Health & Safety (PSHSA)
Shutting Down the Refrigeration Plant for the Summer Season
Energy Savings Inside Your Refrigeration System
Energy Champion
Index of Advertisers

Facility Forum - Summer 2016