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  • Know this common way that incidents lead to accidents and take action!
  • 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
  • [13 February 2017]
  • Must I still report an incident concerning a casual worker? Find out here
  • 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... *****Advertisement***** Revealed: The secrets to compiling COID and DoL compliant incident reports No more sleepless nights worrying if your COID claims will be denied.... ››› more
  • [14 December 2016]
  • Important liabilities OHS practitioners face in various legal appointments
  • A company or an individual may encounter two types of liability. One type is represented by the criminal charges carrying conviction or fines, the second type is represented by the civil claims by damages. In an analysis for Sheqafrica.com, steam legal consultant Shavanya Subramoney explained the liabilities that OHS practitioners face in various legal appointments and scopes of service. Tod... ››› more
  • [14 November 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]
  • If someone dies in your office - would you know what to do?
  • As a student I worked at a restaurant to earn some extra cash to get me through my varsity years. One night I was serving a particularly nice family. The mom, dad, granny and grandpa completely doted over the six-year-old twin girls. I left their table to fetch their drinks after taking their order and chatting to them about the icy cold front that hit us. To my absolute horror, when I returned th... ››› more
  • [23 September 2016]
  • Use this procedural checklist if a fatal incident occurs in your workplace
  • No employer likes it when workplace incidents happen in their workplace, especially not fatal ones. They are an unfortunate reality which many employers will be faced with at some stage, especially in workplaces which have high risk environments, such as factories with large machines. Now should you be one of those employers, you'll need to follow the correct legal procedure. And to help yo... ››› more
  • [16 August 2016]
  • 6 Steps to prevent eye injuries in the workplace
  • Eye injuries are one of the most common injuries in the workplace. They occur in almost every industry, with the manufacturing and construction industries posing the greatest threat. Because this type of injury is so prevalent, it would only make sense to take necessary steps to prevent it from ever happening. So to help you do just that, here are 6 steps you can take to prevent eye in... ››› more
  • [03 May 2016]
  • 3 Critical steps for conducting an effective incident investigation
  • Should your workplace require any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you'll be required to have PPE policy in place. What this policy does is it assures your employees, as well as any visitors, that their safety has been taken into consideration through thorough risk assessments. And that in order to protect them, you have provided PPE for them, where necessary. It also helps to ensure tha... ››› more
  • [04 April 2016]
  • 3 Critical steps for conducting an effective incident investigation
  • Should an incident occur in your workplace, you have to carry out an incident investigation to see what caused it. In doing so you can begin to put preventative measures in place. Failure to do this can lead to similar incidents occurring, leading to more injuries and fatalities in your workplace! You could even be held personally accountable! So, it's therefore highly recommended that you c... ››› more
  • [30 March 2016]
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