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.
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:
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Launches New Campaign
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.
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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Yellowknife, NT (June 9, 2016) – 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 59th Annual Mine Rescue Competition.
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.