February 2020                                FRANÇAIS | ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ |  Inuinnaqtun
WSCC Connect: who has Access for your business?
Access Administrators and general User Accounts

WSCC Connect is our e-Business portal where employers can access WSCC services online. WSSC Connect has two types of user accounts: Access Administrator and General User.

The first person to add an Employer to WSCC Connect becomes the Access Administrator for that employer. Access Administrators have access to all available online services and manage the account on behalf of their employer. General users of WSCC Connect only have access to the services they are assigned to use by their Access Administrator. 

Who should have access?
  • Operations and Administration personnel - Employers, Managers, or staff dedicated to the operational requirements for your business.
  • Accounts Payable or Payroll - Anyone who handles contractors, payroll reporting to the WSCC, or staff payroll.
  • Occupational Health and Safety personnel - Staff involved in your Occupational Health and Safety Committee, or who hold responsibility for your organization's safety program.
The WSCC provides services to employers of all sizes, and we recognize that one person may be doing multiple roles in a small business. Whatever the size of your business, we recommend always making sure that the right people have user accounts and that additional users have been identified so essential e-services are never disrupted. Some e-services are a legislated requirement for operating your business. We are always improving and adding new services to WSCC Connect, and as we do this, additional user accounts will become increasingly important.

For more information, please review our overview of User Accounts Frequently Asked Questions  or contact (800) 661-0792.
Employer's Report of Incident
coming soon: Report online using WSCC Connect

WSCC is pleased to announce that employers will soon be able to complete their Employer's Report of Incident online through our e-Business portal. The new service will be launched in April 2020.

To prepare for this change it is important that employers make sure that their WSCC Connect account user information is up to date. Employers should identify every employee who may need to use WSCC Connect services, and have them create a user account. When the changes go live, your supervisors and OHS personal will require an account in order to access incident and injury reporting pages.

reporting requirements will not change 

All employers operating in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories must report workplace incidents to the WSCC, or will incur penalties as listed in the Workers' Compensation Act.
  • NWT and NU Mining Legislation requires that:
    • Reportable Incident be immediately reported by phone with a report submitted within 24 hours.
      • An incident involving serious injury or death.
    • Dangerous Occurrence must be reported within 72 hours.
      • An incident that involves hazards with the potential to cause major injury or death.
  • NWT and NU Workers' Compensation Acts requires that injuries be reported in 3 business days.
  • NWT and NU Occupational Health and Safety Regulations require that dangerous occurrences or an accident causing serious bodily injury be reported as soon as reasonably possible.
    • An accident causing serious bodily injury refers to an injury that could have caused death, or has required an individual to be admitted to the hospital as an in-patient for 24 hours or more.
more Information:

The WSCC will assist you with any questions and issues you may experience as you add more users to WSCC Connect or begin to use new services. We will be keeping employers up to date over the coming weeks with more information.

To contact the WSCC Connect Help Desk, call our toll-free number: (844) 238-5008.

Resource Feature: New Safety Bulletin
Viruses and Colds in the Workplace

There has been a great deal of news and media coverage around the Coronavirus in the past month. Prevention of the spread of colds and flues is always important. Some contributors to the spread of respiratory viruses include: Coughing, sneezing, shaking hands with a sick person, and touching a contaminated surface followed by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. The WSCC has released a NEW Safety Bulletin, Viruses and Colds at the Workplace , to help outline important safe work practices for reducing the spread of respiratory viruses in the workplace.

Employer and Supervisor Duties

Frequent hand washing is one of the simplest and most effective tools we have for reducing the spread of illness. Employers are required to ensure that employees have access to personal washing facilities (Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHS Regulations) - Part 6, Section 76). Additionally, education and training encourage employees to help reduce the spread of illness in the workplace, and must be provided by employers and supervisors (OHS Regulations - Part 3, Section 12(c)). Supervisors should educate employees on the importance of staying home when sick, reducing the risk of spreading illness.

Risk Assessment

Ask these questions to help gauge the level of risk to your employees, and inform the development of your own safe work practices:
  • Who might be exposed to respiratory viruses at the workplace, and how often?
  • How closely do your employees work together?
  • Do workers live onsite or in staff housing?
  • Has a sick worker recently travelled?
  • Are handwashing or hand cleaning facilities available at the worksite?
Talk to your employees about the risk of respiratory infection. Download WSCC's NEW Safety Bulletin in Viruses and Colds in the Workplace, post it in the workplace, and review the safe work practices with employees to prevent and reduce the spread of viruses. Ensure your employees are paying attention to their own health, and taking the initiative to prevent the spread of any illness in the work place.

If you have questions or concerns about the spread of respiratory viruses in your workplace, contact us today . To see our full list of Safety Bulletins, please visit our website .
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