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  • Is an Injury on Duty (IOD) paid or unpaid leave?
  • Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at some point, so do you know the answer to this question? One of our Health and Safety Club members asked an interesting question about injuries on duty (IOD). His question was 'Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty'? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at s... ››› more
  • [24 November 2016]
  • 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]
  • 6 Points you must know when paying your COID tariffs
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) is a government body which compensates workers injured on duty. It protects your workers through you paying your COID tariffs. Not complying with the COID Act, will lead to penalties and fines Having said that, here are 6 important points you must know when it comes to paying your COID tariffs: 1. You must submit your statement o... ››› more
  • [21 November 2016]
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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]
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