Over the past few weeks, the Health & Safety helpdesk has received a lot of questions about registering with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COID).
What is Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases ?...
COID is a government body that compensates workers who've been injured at work or who have contracted an illness or disease at work.
COID is there ... ››› more
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) is a government body that protects your injured workers by compensating them.
It does this by making sure you support their compensations, in the form of contribution tariffs.
Now when paying those contribution tariffs, you need to ensure that you do it in a legally-compliant way.
To help you do that, here's a checklist.
All yo... ››› more
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
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
Let's assume that you run a cleaning company. And you send Jack, one of your employees, to clean on your client's premises. While doing his work, Jack slips on the stairs and breaks his leg.
Now you're wondering what your options are when it comes to Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID).
Read on to find out about the three things you CAN do if a third party is re... ››› more
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) is a government body that compensates workers who become injured. It safeguards your workers, and ensures you assist in supporting their compensation towards injured employees (through tariffs).
So if you hire any employees, you're required to register with COID. And failing to do so will lead to harsh penalties and fines.
However, i... ››› more
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REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
No. 130 of 1993: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
as amended by
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Act, No 61 of 1997
To provide for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their em... ››› more
We've talked about COID and your permanent employees. We've discussed COID and your contractor. We've looked at reporting fatal and non-fatal accidents.
By now it all seems pretty clear, but have you thought about that casual labourer you hired to clean your windows?
Is he your employee too? In the eyes of the DoL and COID, he is.
So here's what you need to know about reporting your cas... ››› more
Complying with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act can seem daunting. It's an ongoing process that requires you to submit documents ever year.
It can get really complicated if you lose track of the process.
But there's good news. If you working through it step-by-step, it'll be much more manageable.
There are six steps you need to follow...
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It's everyone's right to work in a safe environment. But what rights does your employee have if he suffers an injury on duty?
You probably know about the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), but do you know what he's entitled to or when a court of law won't grant him those entitlements?
After all there's more for you to know about your employee's right to compensa... ››› more
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