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Insuring and managing workplace risks

Insuring and managing workplace risks

In the first of a two-part series we discuss the risks that characterise the modern workplace and how these are managed from an employer’s perspective

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Workers’ Compensation, rape and s35 of COID

Workers’ Compensation, rape and s35 of COID

Rape is a heinous crime and all perpetrators must pay. If this outrage has happened at work, must the employer pay, or should the employee receive workers’ compensation instead?

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Compensation for injuries: when is the accident work related?

Compensation for injuries: when is the accident work related?

Is sex gross misconduct? I will bring finality to the Australian case that we discussed previously in the May/June 2012 edition of SHEQ MANAGEMENT; Comcare versus PVYW. Comcare was the workers’ compensation insurer and PVYW the injured employee.

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Failure of state social security – what are the implications?

Failure of state social security – what are the implications?

At the end of 2014, it was reported that one of the main state social security entities, the Road Accident Fund (RAF), may in future not pay compensation, for damages such as pain and suffering, to victims of road accidents. This change is contained in the legislation the RAF seeks to place before Parliament.

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