Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces New Workers’ Advisor

Yellowknife, NT (January 3, 2017) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) welcomes the appointment of Mr. Patrick Scott of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, as the new Worker’s Advisor for the Northwest Territories & Nunavut.

Appointed by the Northwest Territories Minister Responsible for the WSCC, the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Mr. Scott begins his three-year term as an advocate for injured workers.

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Media Release: WSCC Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes and Safety Ticketing

Yellowknife, NT (December 2, 2016) –The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) continues to seek feedback on the proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Acts (WCAs) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and on the proposal to introduce a safety ticketing system.

Last month the WSCC met with Stakeholders in Yellowknife and Iqaluit to discuss proposed changes to the WCA. The proposed changes will not alter the rights, duties, or obligations of employers and workers, but instead will make the Acts easier to understand and apply.

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Media Release: Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Releases Assessment Rates for 2017

Yellowknife, NT (November 29, 2016) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut release the 2017 employer assessment rates.

For the third consecutive year, the average provisional assessment rate will remain at $2.00 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 Conducting Stakeholder Survey

Yellowknife, NT (October 24, 2016) - The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) is conducting a stakeholder survey across the North.

Aimed at collecting information on the attitudes about workplace safety and injury prevention, and the awareness and satisfaction of the WSCC and our services, the data is used to guide the planning process for the future.

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Media Release - Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Seeks Input on Proposed Legislative Changes

Yellowknife, NT (October 19, 2016) – Today the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the beginning of stakeholder consultations on proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Acts (WCAs) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The proposed changes to the Acts will make the provisions of the Acts easier to understand and apply.

In the weeks ahead, the WSCC will seek stakeholder engagement and consultation to obtain feedback on the proposed changes to the WCAs, including public meetings in Iqaluit and Yellowknife on:

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges

Iqaluit, NU (September 8, 2016) – On July 26, 2016 the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed charges in the Nunavut Court of Justice under the Nunavut Safety Act.

 

The multiple counts allege various offences of the Safety Act, including failure to ensure adequate instruction to workers in the safe performance of their duties, and failure to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of persons in the establishment.

 

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Media Release: OHS Program for Small Businesses

Yellowknife, NT (September 6, 2016) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut releases the Occupational Health and Safety Program Guide for Small Businesses, a new initiative to assist small businesses in developing their own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Programs.

The WSCC defines a small business as an operation with less than 20 employees. While small businesses in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are generally not required to develop a formal OHS Program, having a program is a best practice.

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