OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 683 Supervision

The underground coal mine employer is responsible for ensuring that underground coal mine workers are supervised by competent supervisors and managers. For supervisory and management candidates that meet a minimum standard of academic knowledge and experience, Alberta’s Board of Examiners for mining issues a formal certificate.

According to this section, only persons holding a valid certificate may be appointed by the employer. Although the Board of Examiners assesses technical knowledge, the employer must ensure that a certified candidate has all of the other management skills necessary to successfully supervise or manage an underground coal mine.