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

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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 the 7th to the 9th of November 2023 in Durban, with a key focus on a community-centred approach driven by improved health and safety measures. Central to the conference is the goal of finding solutions to occupational health and safety challenges and the evolving world of work through shared experiences and expertise of various industry players.

As such, the conference includes notable professionals, experts and government figures in the employment and labour sector, as well as private sector participants. Leading the conference, Chief Director: Provincial Operations, Edward Khumbula will welcome all the esteemed guests. Ms B. Moloi, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour will share her thoughts on an occupational health and safety strategy, titled “Prepare and Prevent or Repair and Repent.” Mr T.W Nxesi, Minister at the Department of Employment and Labour, will provide a keynote address. His vast experience and knowledge will offer valuable insight under the subtheme “Community Centred Approach to enhance Decent Work.” Peneyambeko Munkawa, an expert in Occupational Safety and Health (ILO Decent Work Team), will also address the audience. Her presentation will focus on “OHS as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work: What does it mean to business?”

As part of their commitment to improved occupational health and safety, FEM, a mutual insurer that provides workmen’s compensation cover to the construction industry, will be exhibiting at the conference. FEM’s commitment to health and safety plays a significant role in its mission to raise awareness and drive education around workplace health and safety as a means to preserve lives and families.

FEM Chief Business Development Officer, Sanjay Munnoo said “The conference by the Department of Employment and Labour is a platform for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and strategic thinking. The organisation believes that health and safety in the workplace is a collective effort and conferences such as these, play an important role in achieving that goal. We look forward to engaging with keynote speakers, industry bodies, experts, and government representatives.”

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference details:
The Occupational Health and Safety conference by the Department of Employment and Labour details are as follows:
Date: 7-9 November 2023
Time: Day 1: 8H00-16H50
Day 2: 8H15-16H40
Day 3: 8H00-14H15
Venue: Coastlands on the Ridge, 315-319 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Musgrave, Durban

About The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd (FEM)
The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd (FEM) is a mutual insurer that provides Workmen’s Compensation Cover to the construction industry in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993 (COIDA). FEM was established as a mutual insurer in 1936 and, on the introduction of the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1941, was granted a license to continue to transact workmen’s compensation insurance for the construction industry. FEM business operations are essentially confined to the insurance of employers against their liabilities under COIDA , and related Regulations . For more information, visit:

Contact: Ms. Nompumelelo Mngqibisa (1Africa Consulting – Communications Agency)
Telephone: +27 10 824 5611

FEM's Benefits Include:

Any medical costs related to the accident are covered.

Valid Letter of Good Standing for entrance to sites as well as tender applications.

Access to private healthcare for injured employees.

All administration is done by FEM which includes requesting all reports.

Online submission of claims documentation which helps speed up processing allowing for quick response

Merit rebates paid on favourable claims experience.

In addition, FEM has long-established relationships with an extensive list of private hospital groups as well as qualified professional nurses who monitor treatment to ensure it is in line with the injury, eliminating over-servicing. Accident statistics are also available on-line to assist employees in reducing risk. FEM also lodges Road Accident Fund claims for Motor Vehicle accidents on the employer’s behalf.

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