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 in Northwest Territories, one in Nunavut) will help employers to better understand and meet their occupational health and safety (OHS) legislative responsibilities. They can provide support with:
- • The development of workplace OHS programs;
- • Technical expertise to identify best practices to reduce workplace incidents; and
- • Educational resources to improve OHS outcomes in the workplace.
Safety Outreach Representatives are offering support to pre-identified employers, who are under no obligation to accept this help. Employers looking to improve safety in their workplace don’t have to wait for a call; they can receive help from Safety Outreach Representatives by contacting the WSCC.
“I am proud of the work the WSCC is doing to improve workplace safety in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The introduction of this new service will benefit both employers and workers. The Safety Outreach Representatives are an additional step toward fulfilling our vision of eliminating workplace diseases and injuries,” said Harmeet Jagpal, WSCC’s Acting President & CEO.