AUGUST 2018                                                                FRANÇAIS
SAFETY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) APP

OHS App users, take note: in the latest app update, five new topics were added, including Firefighters, Powered Mobile Equipment, Camp Set Up and Maintenance, Forklifts, and Occupational Health and Safety Programs.

The WSCC OHS App makes workplace health and safety information more accessible to Northern employers and workers, especially for those in remote communities where Internet access is intermittent.

Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), the OHS app is organized by topic, provides you with a summary of information, quotes the relevant legislation, and includes a list of resources.

The app is available as a free download in both English and French. Download it once, and use it regardless of Internet connection. When new information is available you are automatically notified, which means you will have access to new or modified safety information at the touch of a button.

Download the WSCC OHS App - Guide to OHS Legislation from the App Store or Google Play
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GOVERNANCE COUNCIL 101
MEET RACHEL MAKOHONIUK, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE

Describe to us your role within the GC.

My role with the Governance Council is as an Employee Representative. I bring forward contributions and insights from employees across the Northwest Territories based on my experiences as an employee.

How long have you been part of the GC, and why did you decide to join?

I have been part of the Governance Council for four years. I was looking forward to the new experience and challenges that it would bring. Being in the construction industry, I thought I would bring my experience and insight to the WSCC.

What does workplace safety mean to you?

Being safe at work is very important to me (considering the tools used on my job sites, I could seriously injury myself and/or others). I work in an environment with the potential to be very unsafe. I want to go home uninjured every night and want others to be able to do the same. Knowing your rights as an employee is also important; youth entering the workforce need to be aware of their rights as an employee and the responsibilities of their employers.

The WSCC has seven Values. Can you highlight one and explain why it is important to the WSCC?

Engagement. Without the participation of the community we serve, as an organization we are only telling one side of the story. Engagement is about having a conversation, understanding the needs of our stakeholders and trying our best to meet those needs.

What is your favourite part of being a GC member, and why?

I enjoy being a part of this organization. I think it does important work and I want to help continue to do so, especially with our youth entering the workforce. I have also made some incredible friends, who I otherwise would not have met.

Email GC Member Rachel Makohoniuk.

The GC represents the interests of our stakeholders. They are essential in guiding the WSCC through the overall consideration of our policies, practices, and operations and how they affect our stakeholders. The GC members represent your interests.

Over the next several issues, we will introduce you to each of our Governance Council members. Until then, learn more about the Governance Council by visiting our website.

LET'S TALK SAFETY
VISIT US AT THESE TRADESHOWS

We are excited to announce that this fall, we will once again be participating in several tradeshows and conferences across the North. Take a look at the list below and stop by our booth!
If you can't join us at these tradeshows, but would like to speak with us, send us an email! We are always available to answer any safety questions you might have.
OFFICE CLOSURES

WSCC offices are closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 3, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:30 AM.

To report a serious workplace injury or incident, call 1-800-661-0792.

To report unsafe work, use our Report Unsafe Work service on WSCC Connect.
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