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Summer is here, which means it’s a busy time for construction workers. If you’ve ever worked on a construction site, you know that there are many safety hazards: people and machinery moving around, noise, power tools, and often exposure to the elements. With so much going on around you, it’s easy…

Yellowknife, NT (June 2, 2023) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s (WSCC) is proud to introduce the Safety Outreach Representatives, part of ongoing efforts to support employers in creating safer workplaces. Through reallocating existing positions, these three WSCC employees (two…

Yellowknife, NT (May 4, 2023) – A video by Sir John Franklin High School student Kai Walden that encourages youth to think about their rights as workers has won the territorial 2023 Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s (WSCC) Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest. Walden’s video, “Pest Z”,…

Lifting, lowering, and handling loads at work can be so common that we can forget they’re one of the main causes of workplace injuries. Even if it’s not part of your daily routine, you've probably lifted something heavy at work. You likely did not pay much attention about how to reduce the risks of…