Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Launches New e-Services on WSCC Connect

Yellowknife, NT (October 10, 2017) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) releases two new e-Services on WSCC Connect.

Account Management allows businesses to update their company information. Change your legal or trade name, update your billing address and contact information, and select your preferred language, so that the WSCC always has the most up-to-date information on your organization.

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Releases WSCC OHS App

Yellowknife, NT (September 20, 2017) –The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), in conjunction with Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), celebrates the release of a new Occupational Health and Safety app.

Titled WSCC OHS App – Guide to OHS Legislation, it is organized by topic and aims to make employers’ and workers’ legislated responsibilities under the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Safety Act and OHS Regulations easier to understand.

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Media Release: The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (August 11, 2017) – On July 25, 2017, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed six charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

Arctic Environmental Services Ltd. and Robert Valleau are charged with multiple counts  which allege various offences of the Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failing to:

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (July 18, 2017) – On July 14, 2017, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed four charges in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife, under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The multiple counts allege various offences of the Safety Act, including:

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Media Release: The Annual Mine Rescue Competition Celebrates Its 60th Year

Yellowknife, NT (June 7, 2017) – The Mine Rescue Competition of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut celebrates 60 years of mine rescue this year, with the public event to take place on Saturday, June 10th. The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut invites Northerners to witness the challenges mine rescue teams encounter, as they strive for excellence during the 60th Annual Mine Rescue Competition.

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60 Years of Mine Rescue

June 10, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mine Rescue Competition. In 1957 the mines were federally regulated; and fortunately for us Steve Homulos and Fred Dunn saw the need to bring mine rescue competitions to the north. September 1957 hosted four teams, including three gold mines from the Yellowknife area and one uranium mine from Great Bear Lake. This year eight teams are expected to participate in the 60th anniversary competition, including one from northern Ontario.

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Media Release: #FocusOnSafety Territorial Youth Video Contest Winners Advance to National Stage

Yellowknife, NT (May 1, 2017) – A video by Arviat high school students that encourages youth to be aware of workplace hazards has won first prize in the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s #FocusOnSafety territorial high school video contest.

The winning team comprises of five students and a sponsor teacher from John Arnalukjuak High School, in Arviat. Their video, “#FocusOnSafety”, won $1,000 with a matching prize of $1,000 for their school. 

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