Human Resources

Legislation on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) // Cleaning Sector

Author: Karabo Teffo ISSUE Whether legislation regulates the issues around PPE.   PRINCIPLES According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act[1], employees working in environments where they may be exposed to risk or potential risk are required to wear personal  protective equipment (PPE). This particularly applies when engineering, work practice and administrative controls prove unfeasible …

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REMINDER – COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE REPORTING PROCESS

  This is just to remind you that all Covid-19 positive cases must be reported to the Compensation Commissioner. Please see the following documents attached. Government Notice signed by Vuyo Mafata, Compensation Commissioner on 20 March 2020 (download) Covid-19 Exposure and Medical Questionnaire (To be completed by employer) (download) W.CI.1(E) – Employer’s Report of an …

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COIDA and Employers of Domestic Workers

Government has gazetted new rules for domestic workers in South Africa, which will see them covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida). The changes, which were officially introduced in March, confirm that domestic workers are now covered under the act for illness or injury contracted at work. What protection does this …

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Under The Influence of Cannabis at the Workplace

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CANNABIS AT THE WORKPLACE – IMPACT OF THE PRINCE JUDGEMENT Since the Constitutional Court handed down its judgement in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince And Others 2018 (6) SA 393 (CC) decriminalising the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private dwellings, the country has seen a …

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Employment Equity Amendments TRANSFORMATION LAW IS COMING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Employment Equity Amendment Bill is introduced to the National Assembly. The Major changes, not limited, but includes the following: Sector–specific employment targets to be addressed—”A notice may set different numerical targets for different occupational levels, sub-sectors or regions within a sector or on …

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