Hazard Alert - Fall from Height

Yellowknife, NT (June 13, 2016) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) release a Hazard Alert, advising Northerners to exercise caution and use proper fall protection when working at heights.

 

Last week, a worker fell from a second level floor opening at a construction site in Yellowknife. The worker was not using fall protection and fell over 3 metres, striking their head and shoulder on a concrete pad below. The worker suffered a head injury.

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We Moved (Inuvik)

To provide better services to stakeholders, the WSCC Inuvik office has a new location.

Find us at the Blackstone Building, Unit 87, 85 Kingmingya Road.

Please call if you have any questions, (867) 678-2311. We look forward to serving you.

To report a serious workplace injury or incident, call toll-free 1 800 661-0792.

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We Are Moving (Inuvik)

To provide better services to stakeholders, the WSCC Inuvik office is moving.

We will be closed April 26 and 27, and will reopen on Thursday, April 28.

Find us at our new location in the Blackstone Building, Unit 87, 85 Kingmingya Road.

Please call if you have any questions, (867) 678-2301 or (867) 678-2311.

We look forward to serving you.

To report a serious workplace injury or incident, call toll-free 1 800 661-0792.

 

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Launch Inuktitut Website

Yellowknife, NT (March 31, 2016) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the launch of the Inuktitut version of our website.

The WSCC commits to increasing knowledge and understanding of WSCC services and improving stakeholder access to those services. In support of these goals, the WSCC developed and launched an Inuktitut version of our website.

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Hazard Alert: Slips, Trips, and Falls

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Yellowknife, NT (January 29, 2016) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) release a Hazard Alert, advising Northerners to exercise caution and use safe work practices to prevent slips, trips, and falls.

Within a one week period, two workers at different locations in Iqaluit, Nunavut slipped and fell on icy surfaces. Both suffered serious bone fractures requiring surgery.

Slips, trips, and falls remain a major cause of injury in the workplace:

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