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The Fundamental Human Right to Health & Safety at Work

The right to health and safety at work is a fundamental human right. Globally, there are robust laws, as well as industry regulations and occupational safety best practice rules in place to ensure the safety of workers. The International Labour Organization describes occupational health and safety (OHS) as “the discipline dealing with the prevention of work-related injuries and diseases, as well as the protection and promotion of the health of workers”. Many companies, particularly those in comparatively high-risk industries (such as construction, manufacturing and mining) have dedicated health and safety officers, and in larger organisations, health and safety committees, to ensure adherence to safety laws and regulations. South Africa’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, requires the employer to bring about and maintain, as far as reasonably practicable, a work environment that is safe and without risk to the health of the workers.

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FEM Rolls Out Financial Literacy Project For Pensioners

November 2023, Johannesburg – This month, the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (FEM) hosted a Financial Literacy programme in Kidd Beach, East London. The training was aimed at FEM pensioners i.e., policyholder employees who receive compensation for severe occupational injury, disease, or death on duty. A total of 169 employees attended the session, they were trained on how to better manage their finances, including practical ways to take control of money affairs. The sessions form part of a larger project by FEM that plans to reach a number of stakeholders across South Africa.

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FEM’s participation in the department of employment and labour’s Occupational Health and Safety conference

3 November 2023, Johannesburg. The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd (FEM), will be exhibiting at this year’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference hosted by The Department of Employment and Labour. The 3-day event, titled “Collaboration and Strategic Approach to Enhance Decent Work in An Evolving World of Work” will take place from

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FEM’s Zero Is No Accident Campaign Heightens Awareness for Workplace Health and Safety

10 November 2023, Johannesburg. This month, the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (Rf) (Pty) Ltd (FEM) will heighten awareness around workplace health and safety through their ongoing Zero Is No Accident campaign. FEM is a mutual insurer that provides workmen’s compensation cover to the construction industry. The Zero Is No Accident initiative, initially launched in April 2022, seeks to educate and mobilise employers and employees to improve workplace health and safety and reduce accidents, while enabling full COIDA compliance in the construction industry.

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Occupational Health & Safety – Are We Doing Enough to Reduce High Accident & Fatality Rates?

– By Dr Sanjay Munnoo Globally, an estimated 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases, while an additional 374 million workers suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents. This is according to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The statistics equate to 7 500 people dying from unsafe and

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FEM 2022 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WORKPLACE ACCIDENT STATISTICS

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS: A REVIEW OF FEM CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY STATISTICS The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (FEM) 2022 statistics show a continuance of high occupational injury rates in the construction industry. The insights highlight the urgency for increased health and safety training, as well as the need for improved safety measures to be

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The FEM Education Foundation (FEMEF) Hosts Collaborative Workshop For Education Sector Organisations

June 2023, Johannesburg – The FEM Education Foundation (FEMEF) recently hosted a workshop that brought together several organizations from the education sector in South Africa. The focus of the workshop was to explore how collaborative work could enable positive development within the education space. FEMEF is a non-profit division of The Federated Employers Mutual AssuranceCompany

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COID Cover for Workmans Compensation

FEM Education Foundation Appoints Two Additional Partners

FEMEF was established by the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), the workmen’s compensation mutual insurer for the construction industry FEM Education Foundation (FEMEF), the non-profit organisation (NPO), has appointed two new partners for 2022 that provide teacher and student education. FEMEF was established by the workmen’s compensation mutual insurer for the construction industry, the

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Workmans Compensation Injuries For Construction

Emerging Contractor Programme

Emerging Cntractor Programme BackgroundThe Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal emerging contractor programme was established with the view of developing the business acumen of emerging contractors within the building industry by guiding and supporting them in maintaining sustainable businesses. TrainingFormal training interventions were identified as critical to improving the business and contracting skills of the beneficiaries. The modules

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