Safety Spotlight

Ergonomics is a safety topic that affects every worker, no matter what job or work setting they are in. Good ergonomic practices fit jobs and tasks to workers’ needs, which help prevent injuries.…

Slips, trips, and falls continue to be a major source of workplace injuries in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut every year. Almost 19% of all claims in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories from…

Driving in winter weather - snow, ice, wet, and cold - creates a great challenge for both vehicles and their drivers. Nearly 30% of car accidents in Canada happen on snowy or icy roads. According to…

Summer is here, which means it’s a busy time for construction workers. If you’ve ever worked on a construction site, you know that there are many safety hazards: people and machinery moving around,…

Lifting, lowering, and handling loads at work can be so common that we can forget they’re one of the main causes of workplace injuries. Even if it’s not part of your daily routine, you've probably…

Strains and sprains are painful injuries, but they’re also very common. At some point in your life, you have likely sprained a ligament, or strained a muscle or tendon. It could have been cause by a…

Avoid turning or twisting your body while lifting or holding a heavy object. What is meant by “lifting and twisting”? Have you ever picked up something heavy and turned without moving your feet?…

What does it mean when safety professionals talk about “struck by…” injuries?  It’s a term to describe an incident or injury where a worker is “struck by…” “struck against” or “caught in…”…

Resources In 2021, 19.2 % of accepted claims were related to hand injuries. Our hands are critical to the functioning of our daily work and lives and, as a result, are often the first part of…

Fit to Task AND Fit to Worker   Available Resources Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is any item of clothing or equipment that workers wear in order to protect themselves against…

Last year back injuries made up nearly 1 in 10 workplace injuries in the NWT and Nunavut. Whether mild back pain or a more debilitating injury, back problems can have permanent impacts on someone’s…

Fatigue in the Workplace Are you fit to work today? The north is a unique place to live and work. Many of the day-to-day realities of our workplace can leave us tired and worn out. This could be…