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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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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