APRIL 2017                                                               FRANÇAIS

As mentioned in last month's issue of SafetyNet, we are soon introducing a new way for employers to report any workplace incidents. We have listened to your feedback on the current reporting process and are happy to announce that in an effort to make reporting easier for employers, we have developed a new Employer's Report of Incident form, which replaces three existing forms: the Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury form; the Dangerous Occurrence form; and the current Employer's Report of Injury form.


In a brief survey conducted last year:
  • 17% of surveyed Employers said our current reporting process is confusing or very confusing;
  • 57% of surveyed Employers were unaware of the requirement to report to both the Claims and Prevention units; and
  • 56% of surveyed Employers say they are somewhat aware or not aware of the requirement to report Dangerous Occurrences to the Chief Safety Officer.
Simply reporting an injury under the Workers' Compensation Act to WSCC's Claims Services through the current Employer's Report of Injury form does not fulfill reporting requirements under the Safety Acts and related Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. Depending on the incident, notices must also be given to the Chief Safety Officer to report an  Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury or a Dangerous Occurrence.

For your convenience, you will now be able to report through the following email addresses:
Instead of:
The new form is scheduled to launch in May 2017. Employers, once this form is available, we will be sending an email your way linking to the new form, and further explaining anything you need to know. We are also updating our website to reflect the new reporting process; any reference to the previous process will no longer be online. If you have any hyperlinks or PDFs saved to your computer, please update them to the new system.
MAY 7-13, 2017

North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is May 7-13, 2017 and we want to celebrate with you!

NAOSH Week Kick-off in Yellowknife

Join the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) as they launch NAOSH Week festivities at the Explorer Hotel on Monday, May 8 from 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM with a kick-off breakfast and safety seminar. To register, email cssenorthof60@gmail.com.

Safety Coffee Breaks (Yellowknife, Hay River, & Iqaluit)

Happening in Yellowknife, Hay River, and Iqaluit, we're bringing 15-minute Toolbox Talks to your workplace! Sessions are from Tuesday, May 9 to Thursday, May 11, at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Teams from our Yellowknife and Iqaluit offices are available to visit you with coffee, snacks, and the presentation of your choice, focused on one of these topics:
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • The Meaning of Competent for Supervisors and Workers
  • Field Risk Assessments
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Spaces
Book your time today; the schedule is filled on a first come, first serve basis. Email us at naosh@wscc.nt.ca for more information.


Join the WSCC Inuvik team at the Midnight Sun Complex on Tuesday, May 9, from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM for a Breakfast Safety Talk! Featuring guest speakers Jim Sawkins (Inuvik Fire Department), David Cormier (Inuvik Gas), and Natasha Kulikowski (Inuvik Regional Health Center), you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity! To register, please call 867-678-2301.


Not in one of the above listed communities? Don't fear - you can still participate in NAOSH Week! Check out our website for details on social media and Worth It! challenges, and enter CSSE's Employer Challenge.

The WSCC, in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), provides a new way for stakeholders to access safety information and resources!

Launching next week, you can access the OHS App (located on the WSCC website) on your web browser to find out information on:
  • Asbestos
  • Confined Spaces
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Return to Work
  • Supervisor Safety Education
  • Traffic Control
We will continue to launch new topics. Check back for more!

The app for mobile users is available to download in July 2017. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback on the OHS App, please contact us!

WSCC offices are closed from 5:00 PM on Friday, May 19 for the Victoria Day Long Weekend, and reopen on Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30 AM.

To report a serious workplace injury or incident, call 1-800-661-0792.
This information will soon be available in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun on our website.

wscc.nt.ca   /  1.800.661.0792   *   wscc.nu.ca  /  1.877.404.4407