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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Essential company info: Why must you register for COID
  • Today, we thought we'd remind you what registering for COID means. And its relevance to your company's health and safety priorities. Registering with COID is essential for the following reasons: Keep in mind that COID registration isĀ  a legal requirement, even if you employ only one person. Also remember that if you have more than one company, you must register all of them. You can reg... ››› more
  • [19 March 2015]
  • There are five types of employees COID doesn't cover for occupational injury or disease
  • Did you know: COID doesn't cover every type of employee? There are certain employees who can't get compensation at all or who have to go through other channels. If you try to claim for these employees, it'll just be a waste of time for you and the Compensation Commissioner. To ensure you don't make that mistake, we're revealing the five types of employees COID won't cover for occupational i... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • 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, which determines if you can claim or not. Here's what you have to do.... *************... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • Do you know how COID works if an accident leaves your employee permanently disabled?
  • You probably know how the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID) works when an employee is injured while working outside of South Africa. But, do you know how COID works when an employee is permanently disabled on the job? It may not be something you want to think of, but it's vital you know what to do. Read on to find out so you'll know how to handle these situations. ... ››› more
  • [29 April 2014]
  • The number of items in your first aid kit has changed - is your kit up to date?
  • If you employ five people or more, you must have a first aid kit in your workplace. Recently the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COID) made changes to the quantities of the items you must have in your first aid kit. Use this checklist to see if your first aid kit has the right quantities... Dear Reader If you employ five people or more, you must have a first aid kit in ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2014]
  • Keep these records if you want to fully comply with the COID Act
  • If you think proper record keeping only applies to tax matters you're wrong. You must also keep records when it comes to health and safety matters. More specifically, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Fund. If you fail to do this, you're going against the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act. Don't take that risk. Read on to find out which rec... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
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