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Slips, trips, and falls are a major source of workplace injuries in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut every year. Between 2017 and 2021, over 20% of WSCC claims were caused by slips, trips, and falls. Falls caused by slips and trips often lead to sprains and strains. In the worst cases, these…

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 second of distraction while stepping off the sidewalk, by lifting a heavy load at the gym, or by…

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? This can happen when lifting and offloading a gravel or snow-filled shovel for example. This sort of…