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Occupational Health and Safety

Proposed Amendments for Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Bill

Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant, Minister of Labour, published the proposed amendments in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Bill, 2018 for public comment

The Bill intends making changes regarding:

  • The definition of an employee and employer.
  • The meaning of the Financial Year will change from the current (March to February) to the first day of April in any year and the last day of March in the following year
  • The insertion of a definition for remuneration.
  • The provision for rehabilitation facilities, services and benefits.
  • The provision for the regulation of the use of health care services.
  • The provision for the re-opening of claims.
  • Provision of criminal and administrative penalties.
  • The regulation of compliance and enforcement, the provision for a no-fault based compensation system and matters connected in addition to that.
  • The replacement of the concept ‘mandators’ with those of ‘contractors’ and ‘sub-contractors’.
  • The inclusion of domestic workers.

Is your Company Occupational Health and Safety Compliant?

When it comes to Occupational health and safety of your employees in your company or work place, no stone should be left unturned to ensure that there are no hazards which may jeopardize the safety of your employees. This is one aspect of your business that must be given the highest priority at all times. Each organisation is different and the levels of exposure to dangerous or hazardous work experiences will be unique to each company. So even if your business is not one in which it is likely that accidents could occur leaving employees without the ability to temporarily or permanently perform their jobs, as well as exposing you as the employer to a number of difficult consequences, it is still something that needs to remain on your TO DO list and which you should remain ever vigilant about.


Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA)


Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) relating to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), and which are effective from 1 August 2016.

Find out more by clicking on the article links below:

Circular 1 2016 – Section 51 Earnings Declaration

Circular 2 2016 – Late Reporting of Claims

Circular 3 2016 – POPI

This circular takes effect from 1 August 2016. All accident and disease claims must, from that date onwards, be reported in the manner described above, be it earnings in terms of the provisions of section 51 (employees in training or under the age of 26) or the provisions of section 63.

COIDA financial year-end

COIDA Financial Year – End Procedure 2016

COIDA financial year-end procedure important dates! Read the atatched document for more information on the COIDA financial year-end issues by the Department of Labour.


What is COIDA?

To provide for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Who does this apply to?


The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act applies to:

all employers; and casual and full-time workers who, as a result of a workplace accident or work-related disease: