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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

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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.

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:

  • are injured, disabled, or killed; or
  • become ill.
This excludes -
  • workers who are totally or partially disabled for less than 3 days;
  • domestic workers;
  • anyone receiving military training;
  • members of –
    • the South African National Defence Force, or
    • the South African Police Service;
  • any worker guilty of wilful misconduct, unless they are seriously disabled or killed;
  • anyone employed outside the RSA for 12 or more continuous months; and
  • workers working mainly outside the RSA and only temporarily employed in the RSA.

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Amended Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
Online version of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act as amended by the

  • Amendment - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases 1997, and 
  • Amendment - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993

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Act - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases.pdf
  Original Act governing compensation for work-related accidents and diseases
  File Size: 265 KB

Amendment - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases 1997.pdf
  Amendment to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
  File Size: 257 KB

Amendment - COID - Schedule 3.pdf
  Schedule 3 deals with the list of Occupational Diseases which depicts the diseases that are occupational and compensable on the benefits of an explicit presumption referred to in terms of section 66 of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act.
  File Size: 277 KB

Amended Act - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases.doc
  Current legislation consisting of the original Act with any subsequent Amendments incorporated
  File Size: 579 KB
Amended Act - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases.pdf
  Original Act with all Amendments incorporated
  File Size: 575 KB


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