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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Pension Notifications

Pensioners, if you receive your payment notification by email, and recently received two notifications, please disregard the first. We experienced technical difficulties that sent out two versions of this information. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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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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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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