- 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]
- 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]
- My dad almost sliced his finger off on-site, what should we do?
- It's not as far-fetched as one would think...
That's right, it happened to my father (who owns and manages a concrete and brick factory) just the other day...
He was working with one of his mobile cranes on-site. They jacked the mobile crane up to remove the wheels, when it got stuck. My hands-on dad and one of the employees, Sam, lifted the platform up slightly. Sam let go as it was too hea... ››› more
- [31 August 2016]
- Do you know the answers to three key issues around sick leave
- You employees are entitled to paid sick leave. During the first six months of an employee's employment, she's allowed to take one days' paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
Thereafter, the 'sick leave cycle' comes into effect. This cycle means the employee is entitled to an amount of paid sick leave which is equal to the number of days she would've normally worked in six weeks - within a ... ››› more
- [12 October 2015]
- Any employee injury occurring outside his duties isn't your fault and you don't have to pay!
- A case occurred some years ago where a cleaner climbed onto a roof with a ladder to steal items through a skylight. He was seriously injured, but the employer was in the clear. Let's looks at why he wasn't liable. Three reasons the injury wasn't the employer's responsibility
The cleaner had a job description which he had signed and understood;
The employer had taken all reasonabl... ››› more
- [17 July 2015]
- If you don't have these three things in your first aid treatment, you're not OHS compliant!
- You have the legal responsibility of your entire workforce's safety.
The reality is that accidents happen in any workplace. It's your job to make sure you give your employees the proper level of first aid if an accident occurs.
Here are three things you must do to ensure your injured employee gets OHS compliant first aid treatment...
Revealed: The... ››› more
- [05 June 2015]
- Reducing injuries on duty starts right at your desk
- When you think of an injury on duty, you might not immediately think of an injury in an office environment.
Something as basic as sitting at your desk can result in painful injuries. Injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck strain and even building sickness syndrome. Which all translates to a loss in productivity and time off work.
Read on for ten ways to maintain health and saf... ››› more
- [22 May 2015]
- What should you do when reporting an Injury on Duty (IOD) to COID?
- When it comes to reporting a injury on duty (IOD), there are certain rules you should follow.
By injury on duty we mean a work-related injury that happens at work and as a direct result of the duties assigned to the specific job position.
Read on to discover the specific situations when you must report a injury on duty to COID...
You need to report an IOD to the Commissioner if:
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- [28 April 2015]
- Are fake injury-on-duty claims a problem in your company? Here's how PPE can put a stop to it
- Recently, I came across a question on the HealthandSafetyClub.co.za about an employee who lied about his injury-on-duty.
He claimed he was wearing his protective clothing at the time of the accident and it didn't protect him so he could claim the accident as an IOD. But the truth is he wasn't wearing his PPE. This means the accident was his fault.
When his employer inspected the PPE, he di... ››› more
- [26 January 2015]