JANUARY 2019                                FRANÇAIS      ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ     INUINNAQTUN

We're expanding our online services! Employers can now access their claims cost summary on WSCC Connect whenever they need it.

What is a Claims Cost Summary? It's a report specifically created for employers that shows financial information about any WSCC-accepted claim. It summarizes the medical, rehabilitation, and pension costs for each individual claim, and provides a total employer cost.

Why should you look at your Claims Cost Summary? It allows employers to examine their safety record, determine any trends in reported injuries, and prioritize helping workers return-to-work. Previously, Claims Cost Summary reports were mailed out to employers at specific points in the year. By moving this service online, employers can now receive their most up-to-date information any time they want it, as often as they want it and use it to help analyze their safety record and compare across years. Do you have a WSCC Connect account yet? Sign up for one today!

Don't delay: your Annual Payroll Report (APR) must be complete by February 28, 2019 to avoid penalty. You must submit an APR even if you are reporting zero (0) payroll. The penalty for late submission is 15% of your previous year's employer payroll assessment.

Remember, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) section introduced last year is a requirement for completing your submission. Below are some tips to help you with the process.

Research your OHS answers before you begin: WSCC Connect users should consult with the person who manages OHS in their company (or the company they are filing for) to provide Yes/No answers to the OHS questions.

Use our step-by-step guide: the complete set of questions with explanations of what to look for is in Section 4 of the 
Guide to Completing Annual Payroll Reporting .

Let us help: our OHS team can guide you through the questions if you are still unsure. Call us at 1-800-661-0792 and ask to speak with our OHS team in Prevention Services.

If you need technical support with  WSCC Connect , see the  WSCC Connect Help  page or contact the  Help Desk toll-free at 1-844-238-5008.

Every year, the WSCC produces a calendar that highlights observed holidays and important WSCC dates and events in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. To request copies of the wall calendar for your workplace, email us!


New year, new dates, new communities: we're pleased to announce that more First Aid training sessions have been scheduled!

Certified First Aid training instructors will once again be travelling across the north to provide northerners with Standard First Aid Training (with CPR and AED) - free of charge to workers and employers

These two-day sessions will take place in the following communities; click on the dates below to begin the registration process:
There is no cost for participants to attend the training. Participants are responsible for their own costs to travel to and from the sessions. A few reminders:
  • We require a minimum number of 12 registrants for each class. The instructor will contact all registrants in the event of a cancellation or reschedule.
  • If a class is full, follow the registration instructions to join the waitlist. We will notify you when a spot opens up.
  • If there are enough participants on the waitlist, we will consider adding more classes in your community at a later date.
For the most current list of communities, visit our webpage . If you do not see your community listed, contact us ! We may be planning to bring First Aid to you. For more information, or to register by phone, please call us at 1-800-661-0792 and ask about First Aid Training.
Slips, Trips, and Falls


We know, we know - we sound like a broken record. At the risk of repeating ourselves too much, we'll let the numbers do the talking. Here, statistically speaking, is why you should watch out for slips, trips, and falls this season:

In 2017, 22.9% of WSCC claims were due to a slip, trip, or fall.
That's 1 in 5.

That means we received an average of 1.79 slip, trip, and fall claims 
per day.

Over the last 5 years, the average slip, trip, and fall claim cost $7,699.

In 2017, we paid approximately $4,100,000 to 717 slip, trip, and fall injuries. (!!!)

So, what to do?

Wear proper footwear! Consider it your PPE - personal protective equipment.

Remember the Internal Responsibility System (IRS): if you see a potential hazard, correct it or report it.

Remember, slip, trip, and fall incidents don't always happen outside. Make sure to keep your work area clear! Good housekeeping can save you from injury. And time lost from work. And time lost submitting your claim to the WSCC.
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