Exploring a Career in Safety: Meet the WSCC's Junior Safety Officers

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.

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Media Release: North West Company LP sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories' Safety Act

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.

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Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces New Workers’ Advisor

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:

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