Safety Bulletins

WSCC Safety Bulletins

Sprains and Strains
Sprain and strain injuries are the leading cause of time loss injuries for workers across the Northwest Territories and... more
Traffic Control Plans
Workers face an increased risk when they work on roadways. Employers must develop and implement a written Traffic... more
Grinder Safety
Grinders, or tools that use abrasive/grinding wheels and discs, are commonly found on many worksites and in our homes.... more
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls remain a major cause of injury in the workplace. Risk is higher from autumn to spring, with... more
WHMIS 2015
The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in WHMIS harmonized... more
Workplace Labels
The label is the workers’s first source of information about the hazards of a product. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of ... more
Supplier Labels
The label is the worker’s first source of information about the product’s hazards. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of ... more
Working Alone
Workers face increased risks when working alone. The severity of the risks depends on location; type of work; public... more
Traffic Control Person
Traffic Control Personnel (TCP) perform traffic control and flagging duties at a work site to protect the public and... more
Scaffolding Safety
Safe Scaffolding Set-up: Train all workers on safe scaffold installation. Use proper fall protection. Carefully... more
Mould Removal
Employers and workers must comply with the Safety Acts and applicable regulations when removing mould-contaminated... more
Ladder Safety
Safe Ladder Set-up and Use Select the right ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder before use; look for broken rungs... more
On the Job: How Loud is It?
Hearing loss can result from exposure to sound levels at or above 85 decibels (dBA) for extended periods of time.
How to Fit Foam Earplugs Correctly
For earplugs to protect you from high noise levels, you must insert them correctly.
Fall Protection
Every year in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, workers suffer serious injuries because of falls from heights. A... more
Young Workers
Every year in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, workers suffer serious injuries. Anyone who lacks training and... more
Elevated Work Platforms
Employers who use elevated work platforms, often attached to self-propelled ‘zoom-boom’ type mobile equipment, must... more
Asbestos Safety and Compliance
Asbestos is a hazardous material. Asbestos fibres are extremely fine and can remain suspended in the air for hours;... more

External Bulletins & Alerts

Line of Fire Incident
WHAT HAPPENED? On 31 Aug 2015, a contract mechanic was using the shop bay crane to position a drive chain in the drive... more
Knife Injury Prevention
Knives can be a useful tool in our work place, however, knives are often used as ‘all purpose’ tools and result in... more
Fall Protection Defect Swivel Snaphook Inspection Notification
Inspection notice for GFP products featuring a possible unsafe condition due to a supplier defect in a specific style... more
Fire Extinguisher Safety Alert
A pressurized fire extinguisher mounted to a Dozer ruptured and exploded due to loose mounting. The friction from the... more
Fire Extinguisher Explosion DZ28
Friday Nightshift 7th May 2010, D Crew
Fire Extinguisher Failure
Sunday February 12, 2012 @ 7:30 am an Emeco field mechanic was completing his weekly service vehicle inspection. He... more
Foot Injury from Outrigger
On February 28, 2012, a contract rigger at the CLEU-2 T/A was injured when a carry deck crane outrigger was lowered... more
Frac Oil Chemical Incident Alert
On September 6, 2013 during the routine maintenance of frac equipment, a vacuum truck operator was sucking out the... more
Propane Cylinder Alert
A three person Hydro crew (pipefitters) were tasked to lower a 20-pound propane cylinder from a deck approximately 60... more
Snow Overload on Buildings
Provide a simple ‘rule-of-thumb’ method for identifying which GNWT structures are potentially at risk of developing... more
Yellow Jackets, Bees, and Wasps
Signs and symptoms of an insect bite/sting result from the injection of venom or other substances into your skin. The... more
Hand Injuries
On September 27th, worker was installing ground wire. While stripping the insulation covering off the wire, the knife... more