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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 offices are closed from 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 18 for the Easter long weekend, and reopen 8:30 AM, Tuesday, April 23.
To report a serious workplace injury or incident call 1-800-661-0792.
The Northern Territories Federation of Labour (NTFL) hosts noon-hour Day of Mourning ceremonies at the Legislative Assemblies in Yellowknife and Iqaluit. The Day of Mourning honours workers who lost their lives in workplaces across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
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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.
Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) welcomes the appointment of Maia Lepage as the new Worker’s Advisor for the Northwest Territories & Nunavut.
Appointed by the Northwest Territories Minister Responsible for the WSCC, the Honourable Alfred Moses, Ms. Lepage begins her three-year term as an advocate for injured workers.
The Workers’ Advisor acts independently and impartially from the WSCC, providing a range of supports and assistance to injured workers and their family members, for example:
I'm pleased to share that the WSCC has started guest writing for Aboriginal Business Quarterly, and will be contributing one article per issue over the next year.