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  • How much tariff will you have to pay to COID?
  • How much tariff will you have to pay to COID?
    Every company that employs people is required to register with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Read on to find out how much you have to pay to COID. COID is a government body that compensates workers who've been injured at work or who have contracted an illness or disease at work.   It's important that you pay your assessment tariff within 30 days. ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2016]
  • Experts answer the top six COID questions
  • Experts answer the top six COID questions
    There's a lot of confusion regarding the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Some employers don't even know that they have to submit their Return of Earnings to the Compensation Commissioner every year. But if you don't, you'll end up incurring harsh penalties. Don't let this happen to you. If you haven't registered for COID, read on to discover the answers to six impo... ››› more
  • [22 November 2016]
  • 3 incident investigation tips you simply cannot ignore!
  • 3 incident investigation tips you simply cannot ignore!
    When I mention the phrase 'incident investigation' to those who aren't familiar with health and safety lingo, they simply pass it off as a quick check into why the tea lady slipped in the kitchen. However, you and I both know that incident investigation can be a lot more complicated than that. In fact, it can be both overwhelming and heart wrenching - especially when there are fatalities. We h... ››› more
  • [10 November 2016]
  • What must you do if your employee is injured during his lunch hour?
  • What must you do if your employee is injured during his lunch hour?
    Your employees' health and safety is important to you. But what are your legal obligations if your employee is knocked down by a car when he's crossing the road during lunch time, can you claim from the Compensation Fund? There's one question on the accident claim form that you need to answer correctly. This will determines if you can claim or not.                             ... ››› more
  • [01 November 2016]
  • My employee fell down the stairs after knee surgery...Is this an injury on duty?
  • My employee fell down the stairs after knee surgery...Is this an injury on duty?
    Over the past few weeks, I've received numerous questions to our Health and Safety Helpdesk about injuries on duty (IOD). More specifically, when an injury becomes a reportable injury on duty. So for today, let me share one of the questions with you and what our Health and Safety Helpdesk expert had to say in response. Keep reading...You never know, you might be faced with the same situatio... ››› more
  • [11 October 2016]
  • Jack breaks his arm on the job - it's going to cost you, but not if you do this one thing
  • I'm sure it's happened at least once in your factory... Jack, breaks his arm while working on one of your machines... Or he broke it falling off the silo... Or if you're in an office, Jack tripped on a cable in your office, fell and broke his wrist. Jack's now taking time off to go to the doctor, the orthopedic surgeon, needs weekly check-ups and the time he's taking off is just amounting... ››› more
  • [28 September 2016]
  • Surely I don't need to report getting caught on a nail sticking out the wall to the DoL?
  • Surely I don't need to report getting caught on a nail sticking out the wall to the DoL?
    Here's something to think about... In a busy office, there is a nail sticking out of the wall. The maintenance team was supposed to knock the nail into the surface, but didn't. Now, every employee that brushes past the nail is grazed. Since it seems so small, none of the employees that are scratched by the nail report the incident. This continues until an employee tests positive for HI... ››› more
  • [26 September 2016]
  • If someone dies in your office - would you know what to do?
  • If someone dies in your office - would you know what to do?
    As a student I worked at a restaurant to earn some extra cash to get me through my varsity years. One night I was serving a particularly nice family. The mom, dad, granny and grandpa completely doted over the six-year-old twin girls. I left their table to fetch their drinks after taking their order and chatting to them about the icy cold front that hit us. To my absolute horror, when I returned th... ››› more
  • [23 September 2016]
  • Two steps to report an occupational disease to the Compensation Fund
  • Michael claims he is suffering from asthma and blames his working conditions. He now wants you to put a claim in to the Compensation Fund on the grounds of him contracting an occupational disease. But what process do you need to follow? Let's have a look at the two steps you need to take... What is an occupational disease? An occupational disease is a disease or disorder that is cau... ››› more
  • [31 July 2015]
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