Media Release The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Nunavut Mine Health & Safety Act

Iqaluit, NU (Dec 10, 2019) – On December 05, 2019, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed sixteen charges in the Nunavut Court of Justice under the Mine Health & Safety Act.
 
Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation are charged with multiple counts which allege various offences in violation of the Mine Health & Safety Act, including failing to supervise, instruct and train as is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers and failing to provide and maintain healthy and safe worksites.
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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Release Assessment Rates for 2020

Yellowknife, NT (November 28, 2019) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) have announced the 2020 employer assessment rates.

The workers’ compensation system provides a form of group insurance. The assessments employers pay are pooled into a fund called ‘the Workers’ Protection Fund’. This fund protects individual employers against lawsuits related to workplace injuries and is used to pay benefits and provide services to injured workers. 

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Nunavut Safety Act

Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Nunavut Safety Act
 
Iqaluit, NU (August 30, 2019) – On August 28, 2019, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed six charges in the Nunavut Court of Justice under the Nunavut Safety Act.
 
Tower Arctic Limited are charged with multiple counts which allege various offences in violation of the Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failing to:
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Media Release: New President and CEO to Lead Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Yellowknife, NT (Tuesday, August 7, 2019) - David Tucker, Chair of the Governance Council of the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Molloy as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the WSCC for a five year term, effective Monday, August 12, 2019.

“Debbie Molloy has a fantastic blend of skills that will help drive the WSCC forward,” says Tucker. “She’s a proven leader and I know her talents, passion, and vision make a great addition to our organization.”

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces Winners of 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition

Yellowknife, NT (June 3, 2019) – Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine (De Beers Canada Inc.) took home the Overall Surface trophy, and Diavik Diamond Mine (Rio Tinto Ltd.) took home the Overall Underground trophy at the 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition, held June 1st, 2019 in Yellowknife.

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Media Release: Yellowknife Students Win First Place in National Workplace Safety Video Competition

Yellowknife, NT (May 7, 2019) – A video by Sir John Franklin high school students encouraging youth to be aware of their rights in the workplace won first place in the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety’s (CCOHS) #FocusOnSafety National Youth Video Contest. 

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Media Release: WSCC Announces President and Chief Executive Officer Departure

Yellowknife, NT (April 26, 2019) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) today announced that as of May 3, 2019 Dave Grundy, will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Appointed by the WSCC’s Governance Council, Dave assumed the duties of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 25, 2011. Dave joined the WSCC in 2002, following a 30-year career in the RCMP.

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