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Media Release: WSCC releases assessment rates for 2019

Yellowknife, NT (November 26, 2018) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) have announced the 2019 employer assessment rates.

This year, the average provisional assessment rate will be $2.10 per $100 assessable payroll. This provisional target rate is the rate employers would pay if there was only one rate for all employers, and is the rate the WSCC uses as a starting point when setting individual subclass rates.

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Media Release: LSI Transport NWT Limited sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (November 15, 2018) – On November 7, 2018, LSI Transport NWT Limited appeared in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife and was sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The Prosecutor and Counsel for LSI Transport NWT Limited jointly proposed a sentence of a global fine of $40,000. The Judge accepted the joint sentencing proposal, along with the recommendation for a Victim of Crime Surcharge in the amount of 15% of the fine.

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The Importance of Statistics

It has been awhile since I updated this blog, and for that, I apologize. I have been speaking with many workers and employers and asking what they would like to see in the blog. Statistics was the response the vast majority of people gave.

Every month, the WSCC releases statistics on injuries from the previous month to help remind us all why safety is #worthit. Our Communications team creates this monthly pictogram to give you a snapshot of what is happening in the world of workplace safety across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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