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!
Let me tell you more...
No more piles of paper: use the very best available programme... ››› more
Driving is often considered a high-risk activity with accidents occurring all the time on our roads.
And so it is completely justifiable to stress the importance of safe driving tips for when on the road.
The last thing you want is for one of your drivers to be involved in an accident, especially not with someone else!
So don't ignore this possibility and reduce it by revising these fiv... ››› more
Many employers who allow smoking in the workplace often complain about the amount of productivity that's lost because of the frequent smoke breaks employees take. What makes it worse is employees usually want company when they have a smoke. If you're faced with a similar problem in your company, there's a solution. Here are five tips you can use to control the smoke breaks your employee takes.
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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
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