Safety Spotlight

Slips, trips, and falls are a major source of workplace injuries in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut every year. Between 2017 and 2021, over 20% of WSCC claims were caused by slips, trips, and…

Strains and sprains are painful injuries, but they’re also very common. At some point in your life, you have likely sprained a ligament, or strained a muscle or tendon. It could have been cause by a…

Avoid turning or twisting your body while lifting or holding a heavy object. What is meant by “lifting and twisting”? Have you ever picked up something heavy and turned without moving your feet?…

What does it mean when safety professionals talk about “struck by…” injuries?  It’s a term to describe an incident or injury where a worker is “struck by…” “struck against” or “caught in…”  an…

Resources In 2021, 19.2 % of accepted claims were related to hand injuries. Our hands are critical to the functioning of our daily work and lives and, as a result, are often the first part of our…

Fit to Task AND Fit to Worker   Available Resources Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is any item of clothing or equipment that workers wear in order to protect themselves against specific…

Last year back injuries made up nearly 1 in 10 workplace injuries in the NWT and Nunavut. Whether mild back pain or a more debilitating injury, back problems can have permanent impacts on someone’s…

Fatigue in the Workplace Are you fit to work today? The north is a unique place to live and work. Many of the day-to-day realities of our workplace can leave us tired and worn out. This could be…