Reporting Requirements

Reporting Requirements

Reporting an injury under the Workers' Compensation Act to WSCC’s Claims Services DOES NOT fulfill reporting requirements under the Safety Acts and related Safety Regulations. Employers must also report incidents to WSCC’s Chief Safety Officer or Mine Safety unit, even if the incident results in no injury.

Industrial Safety (NWT & NU)

Reporting Type

 Safety Act: Occupational Health and Safety Regulations Reporting Requirement 

Notice Form

Accident causing serious bodily injury or death

An employer shall, as soon as is reasonably possible, give notice to the Chief Safety Officer of an accident causing serious bodily injury. 8(1)

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Dangerous Occurrence

An employer shall, as soon as is reasonably possible, give notice to the Chief Safety Officer of a dangerous occurrence that takes place at a work site, whether or not a worker sustains injury. 9 (1)

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Annual Statistical Report

An employer shall provide to the Chief Safety Officer, or to a person or organization that the Chief Safety Officer may designate, a report setting out details of person hours worked and work-related injuries during the preceding year that occurred in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 11

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Mine Safety (NWT & NU)

Refer to 16.01 for definitions of “dangerous occurrence” and “serious injury”. Reportable Incident is an incident involving serious injury or death.

Incident

Mine Safety Act: General Safety Regulations Reporting Requirements

Reportable Incident

IMMEDIATELY: Manager must notify an inspector of mines, OHS Committee co-chairperson and the union local.   16.02(1).

WITHIN 72 HOURS: Employer must submit a written report to the Chief Inspector of Mines Safety Officer. 16.02(3).

Dangerous Occurrence

WITHIN 24 HOURS: Manager must give an oral report to an inspector of mines, OHS Committee co-chairperson and the union local.   16.02(2).​

WITHIN 72 HOURS: Employer must submit a written report to the Chief Inspector of Mines Safety Officer.  16.02(3).

Injury requiring medical attention (including first aid)

MONTHLY: Manager must submit a monthly injury summary report to the WSCC Chief Inspector of Mines. 16.08