Why is personal protective equipment (PPE) so important?
Because it protects workers from injury! In the real world though, safety professionals are still struggling to get this message across - and make it stick.
Unfortunately, expressions like 'Wear your PPE because it says so in the safety rule book' just don't hold up as convincing arguments.
So what does work? Let's look at eight way... ››› more
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
Current information shows that in South Africa, employees are the main beneficiaries of legislation that provides for health and safety standards in the workplace.
The law that governs general workplace safety is the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 (OHSA) and, in the Mining Industry, safety is governed by the Mine Health and Safety Act.
It has been showed that over R240 billion, th... ››› more
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace. But what are toolbox talks? And what are the benefits of conducting them besides complying with the OHSA? Read on to find out why you need them...
'A toolbox talk is a short safety talk [that's] delivered at the workplace and on a specific subject matter. The objective is to raise awareness of... ››› more
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
If you're a principal contractor in construction, it's important for your sub-contractors to comply with the same moral, legal and mutual obligations. This will ensure you to successfully carry out any contracts you've been awarded in a safe manner. Read on to discover the three obligations your sub-contractors must stick to.
Although a sub-contractor is your responsibility, he's still an emplo... ››› more
As I'm sure you know, the Compensation Fund provides compensation to workers who are injured on duty or who contract any illnesses in the course of their employment for you.
Even if you hire just one employee, you'll be obligated to register with the Compensation Fund, after which they'll decide how much you should contribute.
But it's not always that clear cut!
You see, it's not unli... ››› more
We get tons of queries on: 'Does one really have to report an incident in x situation that happened to a casual worker?' And the answer to that question may not be what every employer expects.
Allow me to explain...
Revealed: The secrets to compiling COID and DoL compliant incident reports
No more sleepless nights worrying if your COID claims will be denied.... ››› 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
You have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your employees. The best way to do this is to conduct a health and safety audit to identify problems in your health and safety system. This way you can prevent problems before they happen!
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No more piles of paper: use the very best available programme... ››› more
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