The purpose of this guide is to explain the legal obligations of both the State and the employer to ensure that all incidents are investigated with the intention of attempting to either reduce or eliminate incidents.
An important provision of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, is the requirement to report incidents to the Compensation Commissioner and also certain incidents to the Department of Labour for investigation and possible further action.
The employer should keep a record of all incidents that occur at the workplace for a specific period of time. This guide is therefore an instrument that will assist employers with managing the incident reporting, recording and investigation process in the workplace.
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