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Media Release: WSCC Announces President and Chief Executive Officer Departure

Yellowknife, NT (April 26, 2019) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) today announced that as of May 3, 2019 Dave Grundy, will be stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Appointed by the WSCC’s Governance Council, Dave assumed the duties of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 25, 2011. Dave joined the WSCC in 2002, following a 30-year career in the RCMP.

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Exploring a Career in Safety: Meet the WSCC's Junior Safety Officers

We’ve heard it all before: safety doesn’t clock in, and it doesn’t punch out – it’s 24/7.

This is especially true for our junior safety officers. Along with their fellow safety officers, they are on the front lines every day, working directly with employers across the north to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries. But that’s not all – they also have to work towards obtaining their Occupational Health and Safety certificates at the same time.

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Media Release: North West Company LP sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories' Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (January 28, 2019) – On January 17, 2019, the North West Company LP appeared in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Fort Resolution and was sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The Prosecutor and Counsel for the North West Company LP presented a joint submission on sentence which was accepted by the presiding Judge. The North West Company LP was sentenced to fines totalling $35,000, which is paid to the Workers’ Protection Fund. In addition, 15% victim of fine surcharges were imposed.

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Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces New Workers’ Advisor

Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) welcomes the appointment of Maia Lepage as the new Worker’s Advisor for the Northwest Territories & Nunavut.

Appointed by the Northwest Territories Minister Responsible for the WSCC, the Honourable Alfred Moses, Ms. Lepage begins her three-year term as an advocate for injured workers.

The Workers’ Advisor acts independently and impartially from the WSCC, providing a range of supports and assistance to injured workers and their family members, for example:

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Media Release: WSCC releases assessment rates for 2019

Yellowknife, NT (November 26, 2018) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) have announced the 2019 employer assessment rates.

This year, the average provisional assessment rate will be $2.10 per $100 assessable payroll. This provisional target rate is the rate employers would pay if there was only one rate for all employers, and is the rate the WSCC uses as a starting point when setting individual subclass rates.

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Media Release: LSI Transport NWT Limited sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (November 15, 2018) – On November 7, 2018, LSI Transport NWT Limited appeared in the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife and was sentenced for offences under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The Prosecutor and Counsel for LSI Transport NWT Limited jointly proposed a sentence of a global fine of $40,000. The Judge accepted the joint sentencing proposal, along with the recommendation for a Victim of Crime Surcharge in the amount of 15% of the fine.

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The Importance of Statistics

It has been awhile since I updated this blog, and for that, I apologize. I have been speaking with many workers and employers and asking what they would like to see in the blog. Statistics was the response the vast majority of people gave.

Every month, the WSCC releases statistics on injuries from the previous month to help remind us all why safety is #worthit. Our Communications team creates this monthly pictogram to give you a snapshot of what is happening in the world of workplace safety across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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