COVID-19 Update

WSCC’s Yellowknife and Inuvik offices are now open to the public. Our Iqaluit office is currently closed to the public and our employees are working from home. Our services are still available online or on the phone. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates, and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

Codes of Practice

Codes of Practice

Codes of practice provide practical guidance to help employers and workers understand and meet safety standards required by our legislation.

For more information, or to learn how you can be involved in developing codes of practice, email Safety Regulations


Asbestos Abatement  

Work practices and precautions when removing asbestos-containing materials vary considerably with the type of material you are removing, the amount of asbestos it contains, and its condition and location. This code presents best practices you must follow for asbestos abatement in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

English | Français


Camp Set Up and Maintenance  

Provides guidance on camp set up and management best practices.

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Provides guidance on cannabis-specific impairment best practices, in addition to relevant links and resources.

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Confined Spaces  

Before workers may enter a confined space, employers must prepare and maintain a confined space code of practice with supporting documents.

English | Français


Counterbalanced Forklifts  
Guides employers, supervisors, and operators through their responsibilities when operating counterbalanced forklifts at a worksite. English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
    Forklift Hand Signals English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
    Pre-operation Daily Checklist English Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ


Provides information to employers and workers on requirements that ensure procedures are in place to safeguard the health and safety of firefighters and the public. English Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
    Fire Department Internal Compliance Checklist English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ


First Aid

To harmonize first aid safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid in the Northwest Territories Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations will come into effect as of January 1, 2021. Updates for legislative changes in Nunavut will be announced as information becomes available.
    First Aid Kits English | Français
    First Aid Training English | Français


Guides employers through the process of developing and implementing a harassment policy, how to handle harassment complaints (including conducting investigations), and moving forward after harassment occurs in the workplace.  English | Français | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ


Hazard Assessment  

Properly identify, assess, eliminate, or manage workplace hazards and risks.

English | Français

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees  

Provides information on the role of a Joint OHS Committee, as well as how to develop and maintain an effective committee.

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Occupational Health and Safety Education - Supervisors  

Employers must ensure all supervisors complete an approved supervisor safety familiarization program. Supervisors must understand their role and responsibilities in workplace safety. 

English | Français


Occupational Health and Safety Programs  

Guides management through the development of an occupational health and safety program. 

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

Check PPE to make sure it works properly. Ensure you know how to use it properly.

     Basics of PPE

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     Commercial Diving Operations PPE

English | Français

     Eye and Face Protection PPE

English Français

     Fall Protection PPE

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         Written Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan

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     Foot Protection PPE

English Français

     Hand and Arm Protection PPE

English | Français

     Head Protection PPE

English | Français

     Hearing Protection PPE

English Français

     High-Visibility Apparel PPE

English Français

     Respiratory Protection PPE

English | Français


Powered Mobile Equipment
Guides employers, supervisors, and operators through their responsibilities when using powered mobile equipment at a worksite.

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     Powered Mobile Equipment Operator Competency Form

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Return to Work  

Understand the legal requirements and best practices for developing a return to work program.

   English | Français


Thermal Conditions  

Know how to handle exposure to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.

English | Français


Traffic Control Person   

Anyone working in traffic control needs to know how to do their job safely. 

English | Français

     Traffic Control Person Training Guidelines

English | Français


Working Alone


Assess workplace hazards to minimize potential risks for employees working alone.

English | Français

     Working Alone Check-in Procedure English | Français


Working with Lead


Learn how lead exposure happens, how to tell if your worksite is at risk and how to protect yourself.

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