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Evaluating Stakeholder Needs:
The WSCC is gearing up for the start of a new three-year strategic plan. To make sure we provide employers with the services they need, we are hitting the phones and the streets to ask!
WSCC’s Northwest Territories offices are closed on Friday, June 21 in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, and reopen 8:30am, Monday, June 24.
To report a serious workplace injury or incident call 1-800-661-0792.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve heard it all before: safety doesn’t clock in, and it doesn’t punch out – it’s 24/7.
This is especially true for our junior safety officers. Along with their fellow safety officers, they are on the front lines every day, working directly with employers across the north to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries. But that’s not all – they also have to work towards obtaining their Occupational Health and Safety certificates at the same time.
Yellowknife, NT (January 28, 2019) – On January 17, 2019, the North West Company LP appeared in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Fort Resolution and was sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.
The Prosecutor and Counsel for the North West Company LP presented a joint submission on sentence which was accepted by the presiding Judge. The North West Company LP was sentenced to fines totalling $35,000, which is paid to the Workers’ Protection Fund. In addition, 15% victim of fine surcharges were imposed.