Hazard Alert: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Media Release

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:


Remembrance Day

WSCC offices are closed Wednesday, November 11, in honour of Remembrance Day, and reopen 8:30am, Thursday November 12.
To report a serious workplace injury or incident call 1-800-661-0792.


Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Releases Assessment Rates for 2016

Yellowknife, NT (November 5, 2015) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut released its 2016 employer assessment rates.

New this year, employers can conveniently access the individual subclass rates for all industries for the upcoming year via WSCC Connect, the WSCC’s new e-Business service.


Media Release: WSCC Launches e-Business Services

Yellowknife, NT (October 26, 2015) – Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the release of WSCC Connect, our new e-Business services.

Engagement with Northerners identified a need for online access to WSCC services. WSCC Connect now delivers on making information easier for employers to access and complete all at their convenience online.


Media Release: Bill Prodromidis is found guilty of obstructing or hindering a Safety Officer

Yellowknife, NT (October 9, 2015) – On October 6, 2015, Bill Prodromidis, a former Marine Manager, employed by the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Transportation,  was found guilty under Section 10(1) of the Safety Act.

This finding stemmed from an incident that took place on August 29, 2013 at Mr. Prodromidis’ former office in Fort McPherson.

Mr. Prodromidis will appear before the Court later this year for a sentencing hearing.