Hazard Alerts

Hazard Alerts

Based on incidences that occur in the North, WSCC publishes Hazard Alerts to remind workers (on and off the job) of hazards we face. The alerts explain the danger and offer clear instruction on how to minimize risk of injury. We release hazard alerts to help prevent similar incidence.

 

Cutting Injuries
On a summer’s morning in June, a worker with a power saw was cutting a 1” x 8” piece of wood that was located over... more
Elevated Equipment
Failure to securely block heavy equipment in the elevated position, before working under it, may result in serious... more
Eye Injuries
A worker, wearing safety glasses, is underneath a car changing the oil. Dirt falls from underneath the car onto the... more
Falls from Ladder
While renovating an older building, two workers were putting drywall on a ceiling, working from stepladders. They... more
Fires
Smoke from a forest or dump fire can affect the surrounding community. It may contain a mixture of chemicals and fine... more
Hazard Alert: Fall from Heights
Hazard Alert: Slips, Trips, and Falls
On January 20, 2016 a worker exited a pickup truck with his hands full, and slipped and fell on the snowy icy ground,... more
Hazard Alert: Traumatic Amputation of Digits
Laceration Injuries
A young worker was using a meat-cutting machine in a deli when he heard a noise behind him. He turned around to see... more
Lifting Injuries
A worker was carrying a 5-gallon gas can and began to feel pain in their back. The worker continued to work for the... more
Nail Gun Injuries
While operating a pneumatic nail gun on a construction site, a worker died from a penetrating skull injury.
Needle Stick Injuries
Needle stick injuries are far too common in the health care field. These types of injuries happen when needles... more
Risk of rupture on pressure vessels due to corrosion
On February 4, 2015, the Regional Boiler/Gas Inspector of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) conducted... more
Snow Removal Fall Protection
As winter retreats and temperatures rise, there are more individuals working on roofs to remove snow. For some, this... more
Valve Pressure
A build-up of pressure inside the tank of a sewage pumper truck caused tank latches to fail and the tank door to swing... more
Vehicle Safety - Circle Checks
Each year people get injured or killed through accidental contact with vehicles or mobile equipment in the workplace.... more
Work Near Power Lines - Nunavut
There is a high incidence rate of heavy equipment such as dump trucks, back hoes, front-end loaders, and water trucks... more
Working Alone
Employees who work alone or in isolation face an increased risk of confrontation and violence. Even incidents without... more
Working Near Power Lines - NWT
While clearing brush and trees from a power line right of way, a worker cut down a tree causing it to fall onto an... more