President's Corner

President's Corner

September 21 / 2017

Before I start I want to make full disclosure that I am a sitting board member of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). This organization is one of the leading agencies in Canada providing outstanding and...

July 25 / 2017

I often get questions from both employers and workers as to the creation of legislation. First and foremost, the WSCC does not create legislation. The WSCC was created by legislation to ensure the fair application and enforcement of the...

June 23 / 2017

The weather conditions this past weekend were less than favourable, but there is still nothing more inspiring than watching mine rescue teams at work. You could even say that their accomplishments on Saturday were more impressive given...

May 30 / 2017

June 10, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mine Rescue Competition. In 1957 the mines were federally regulated; and fortunately for us Steve Homulos and Fred Dunn saw the need to bring mine rescue...

May 04 / 2017

Late last year the WSCC conducted a survey with various stakeholders to ascertain how we were doing. Surveys can teach you many things but I also know numbers can be arranged or interpreted to mean totally different things. One thing...

April 20 / 2017

Every year, hundreds of thousands of workers suffer injury or illness on the job.  In Canada approximately 900 workers a year lose their lives to workplace accidents. This is unacceptable. I believe all workplace accidents and injuries...