Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission reviews recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, NT (March 28, 2018) – Today, the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories released their report on the investigation into the death of David John Vinnicombe, with recommendations for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC).

The WSCC is currently reviewing the recommendations made to determine a course of action moving forward. The purpose of the Chief Coroner’s recommendations is to help prevent injuries or fatalities from incidents of a similar nature.

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Media Release: Kitnuna Projects Inc. and Best Choice Construction (RB) Ltd. sentenced for offences under the Nunavut Safety Act

Iqaluit, NU (March 20, 2018) – On March 13, 2018, Kitnuna Projects Inc. (“Kitnuna Projects”) and Best Choice Construction (RB) Ltd. (“Best Choice Construction”) appeared in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit and were each sentenced for offences under the Nunavut Safety Act.

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Media Release: Allen Services & Contracting Ltd. Sentenced for Offence under the Northwest Territories' Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (February 22, 2018) – On February 20, 2018, Allen Services & Contracting Ltd. (“Allen Services”) appeared in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Inuvik. Allen Services had previously been convicted of an offence under the Safety Act for failing to ensure work was sufficiently and competently supervised, a violation of Section 16(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Releases Assessment Rates for 2018

Yellowknife, NT (December 11, 2017) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut release the 2018 employer assessment rates.

This year, the average provisional assessment rate will be $2.05 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: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Hosts Worth It! Coffee Break with Cabin Radio

Yellowknife, NT (December 5, 2017) – From 11:30am to 1:00pm on Wednesday December 6th, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) will host a Worth It! coffee break with Cabin Radio at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 49th Street, directly in front of the Post Office.

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces Recipients of 2017 Blue Hard Hat Safety Award

Yellowknife, NT (October 16, 2017) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), in their ongoing mission to promote occupational health and safety (OHS) program awareness, presented the first Blue Hard Hat Safety Awards to the communities of Yellowknife and Hay River on Wednesday, October 4. The awards were presented by Bert Hausauer, Chief Safety Officer and Meta Antolin, OHS Specialist with the WSCC to Sheila Bassi-Kellett, SAO for Yellowknife and Judy Goucher, SAO for Hay River.

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