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Occupational Health and Safety

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.

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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:

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).