Media Release: WSCC Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes and Safety Ticketing

December 02 / 2016

Media Release: WSCC Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes and Safety Ticketing

Yellowknife, NT (December 2, 2016) –The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) continues to seek feedback on the proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Acts (WCAs) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and on the proposal to introduce a safety ticketing system.

Last month the WSCC met with Stakeholders in Yellowknife and Iqaluit to discuss proposed changes to the WCA. The proposed changes will not alter the rights, duties, or obligations of employers and workers, but instead will make the Acts easier to understand and apply.

We also continue to engage with stakeholders about introducing a system of tickets and fines for non-compliance with some of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

Input from our stakeholders is essential. The feedback we receive is carefully reviewed and considered, and does shape the future of workplace safety and care for injured workers in the North. The WSCC encourages interested parties to review the background information and questionnaires, available on our website, and submit their responses by Friday, December 9.

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Kim Walker
Manager, Communications
T: (867) 920-3846
TF: (800) 661-0792 ext. 3846

WSCC is an arm’s length government agency responsible for administering the Workers’ Compensation Acts, Safety Acts, Explosives Use Acts, the Mine Health and Safety Acts, and associated regulations. 

Together, with our partners, the WSCC provides services to almost 40,000 workers and 4,000 employers across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We process over 3,000 claims and conduct over 1,000 inspections annually to ensure the safety of Northern workplaces. The WSCC is unique in Canada as it is the only workers’ compensation organization in the country to insure workers across more than one province or territory. We proudly offer services in the official languages of both territories.