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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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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