Workplace incidents usually consist of no real harm or loss, but a workplace accident does!
An accident in the workplace in the workplace can happen at any moment. They can create a lot of stress for you because thousands, even millions in Compensation claims may need to be paid out.
Also, investigations by the Department of Labour around the accident may even lead to your company shutting ... ››› more
We all know how important risk assessments are. They help you to identify hazards in your workplace. Not to mention, it's a legal requirement!
But that's easy enough to understand. The real question is where to look for these hazards. After all, you can't identify any hazards if you don't know where to look.
An obvious place to start would be structural hazards and material hazards. But th... ››› more
It's true! Workplace accidents can never really be prevented indefinitely. They are, in a way, an eventuality.
But that's not to say that you shouldn't be taking steps to prevent them occurring in your workplace!
You have a duty to your employees! And that duty is to look out for their health and safety.
So in doing just that, take a look at these 3 tips on how you can prevent accident... ››› more
In order to prevent workplace accidents from occurring, you need to first understand what causes them.
Once you've done that, you then need to know what measures you can take to prevent them, before finally implementing them.
This may seem simple enough, but if I were present to you with 2 common causes of workplace accidents, namely working at unsafe speeds and not using personal protective... ››› more
Your employees' health and safety is of paramount importance in the workplace.
Not looking out for it could lead to some very serious accidents. And that's something you definitely don't want!
Now, while you can't prevent all accidents in the workplace, such as freak accidents, many of them can be prevented! This is because they have causes which can be directly traced back to your workpla... ››› more
According to The Citizen, construction company Murray and Roberts, and three other companies, could be facing criminal charges next year due to possible negligence around the recent bridge collapse in Johannesburg which killed two and injured several others.
Not only has Murray and Roberts's shares taken a heavy knock, but even more repercussions will follow if it's found to have been negligent... ››› more
According to Section 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, every employer must take care of their own health and safety and look out for the health and safety of their employees and others.
But accidents in the workplace can still happen, very easily, if they don't pay attention.
Your employees don't want to hurt themselves, nor do they want to be the cause of someone else being hu... ››› more
So, a new supervisor has been appointed to oversee your workers. But as time goes by, it comes to light that his way of 'supervising' is to shout at your employees. He creates an atmosphere of fear and gives the impression that he doesn't want to talk or listen to any of the employees.
Within three days, the first workplace accident occurs!
Find out why:
Negative attitudes and discomfort... ››› more
Accidents can be very damaging to your company, as well as its reputation. And so the best thing you can do is try to prevent them from happening. Here are sixteen classic examples of accidents in the workplace. Make sure you learn from them!
1. Working at unsafe speeds
If you do not consider the age, physical ability and experience of the employee, you may require him to work faster tha... ››› more
An incident is an event that excludes any loss or harm. But an accident does! Here are 24 losses you can incur if you don't prevent accidents... So be aware!
1. Medical and rehabilitation
If you have too many accidents, your COID tariff can be increased and the Compensation Commissioner may not pay. This means that you will be liable to pay for medical costs out of your own pocket!
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