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Occupational Health and Safety

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.

COIDA FINANCIAL YEAR-END DATES AND GENERAL COIDA INFORMATION

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?

Application

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:

COIDA Threshold Increase

COIDA Threshold Increase 2016

COIDA Threshold Increase has been announced, Pay Solutions keeping their clients informed of any changes to legislation and ‘hot off the press news’ at all times, find out about the latest changes to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) as outlined below which Employers need to know.

COIDA Threshold Increase

COIDA Threshold Increase

It has been announced by The Hon. Minister of Labour, NM Oliphant on 12 February 2016 in a Government Gazette (39683) that she intends to increase the amount of earnings under Section 83 (8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993).

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Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 Ergonomics Part 2

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Following on from Part 1 last week we explore how ergonomics affects our working environment

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Risk Quantification

Once the applicable ergonomic hazard has been identified the next logical phase is to establish the risk factor of that ergonomic hazard to the employee. In the case of ergonomic hazards, it usually translates into a Health risk, keeping in mind health risks can be further segregated into acute or chronic. This can be applied to the ergonomic risk as well.

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Ergonomics in workplace – Part 1

Ergonomics in workplace Part 1. What does Ergonomics mean?

Ergonomics can be defined as the “fit” between workers and their environment. The science behind ergonomics is applied to workplace conditions and job demands in order to prevent ergonomic related injuries.

Essentially the application of ergonomics assists in making jobs safer, easier, and more comfortable for the employee and reduces the probability of mistakes incurred by considering human abilities and limitations and enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency with which work and other human based activities are carried out.