56th Annual Mine Rescue Competition
May 5-11, 2013
NAOSH Week 2013 will take place May 5-11. See you at Safety Street on Friday, May 10.
Check out Safety Street for more details!
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013
The WSCC's Annual Mine Rescue Competition takes place Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 in Yellowknife.
Saturday's competition, held at the YK Community Arena parking lot is open for public viewing.
First Aid (sponsor Rio Tinto) ‐ BHP Billition, Ekati Diamond Mine ‐ Underground Team
2012 Mine Rescue Competition Winners:
Surface Practical Bench (sponsor BHP Billiton) ‐ Capstone Mining Corporation Minto Mine
Fire Fighting (sponsor Levitt‐Safety) ‐ Agnico-Eagle, Meadowbank Mine
Rope Rescue (sponsor Nuna Logistics) ‐ De Beers Canada, Snap Lake Diamond Mine
Surface Written Test (sponsor WSCC) ‐ BHP Billiton, Ekati Diamond Mine ‐ Surface Team
Underground Written Test (sponsor BHP Billiton) ‐ Rio Tinto, Diavik Diamond Mine
Surface Smoke (sponsor Draeger Canada) ‐ BHP Billiton, Ekati Diamond Mine ‐ Surface Team
Underground Smoke (sponsor Draeger Canada) ‐ Rio Tinto, Diavik Diamond Mine
Underground Bench/Field Test (sponsor WSCC) ‐ Rio Tinto, Diavik Diamond Mine
Surface Obstacle/Extrication (sponsor Rio Tinto) ‐ BHP Billiton, Ekati Diamond Mine ‐ Surface Team
Underground Obstacle (sponsor De Beers Canada) ‐ De Beers Canada, Snap Lake Diamond Mine
Overall Surface Winner (sponsor WSCC) ‐ BHP Billiton, Ekati Diamond Mine ‐ Surface Team
Overall Underground Winner (sponsor WSCC) ‐ Rio Tinto, Diavik Diamond Mine
Day of MourningEvery year, nearly 900 Canadians lose their lives as a result of workplace injury or disease. Northerners feel these tragic losses as well. April 28 is set aside as The National Day of Mourning to recognize workers who lost their lives in the workplace.
On Sunday, April 28, the Norther Territories Federation of Labour hosted the Day of Mourning ceremonies at the Legislative Assemblies in Yellowknife and Iqaluit to hounour the workers who died in 2012 in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Working together, we can eliminate workplace disease and injuries.
Download our 2013 poster:
8.5" x 11" English-Inuktitut
8.5" x 11" French
11" x 17: English Inuktitut
11" x 17" French
Skill Canada is a national organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth. The WSCC encourages youth to take part in these events and helps administer the Workplace Safety skills category.
Northwest Territories Skills Canada Territorial Competition – Tuesday, April 16, Yellowknife, NT
Nunavut Skills Canada Territorial Competition – Tuesday, April 23, Iqaluit, NU
Skills Canada National Competition 2013 – Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8, Vancouver, BC