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About Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Work safe for the moments that matter Every day Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) are working to make Queensland workplaces safer and healthier. WHSQ continues to shift its service delivery model from one primarily focused on compliance and enforcement to one with an equal focus on advisory and support services. This model is building industry commitment to, and expertise in, sustaining safe and healthy work environments.

WHSQ is responsible for improving workplace health and safety in Queensland and to reduce the risk of workers being killed or injured on the job.

WHSQ employs a range of health and safety experts that specialise in:

  • health and safety laws
  • in workplace fatalities
  • injuries
  • of legislation
  • employees and employers on their legal obligations.
  • asbestos and occupational hygiene and health risk management.

With a commitment to assisting small businesses, engaging industry and a workforce of technical health and safety specialists WHSQ continues to create a safety culture in Queensland workplaces to reduce severe workplace injuries.

Vision, values, goals

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's vision is that everyone will return home safely at the end of a day's work.

Customer service commitment

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are committed to providing exceptional customer-focused, innovative approach to service delivery.

Our approach

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's approach is to build industry's commitment to and expertise in maintaining safe and healthy work environments by focusing equally on compliance, enforcement, advisory and support services.

Our focus

In partnership with our stakeholders we strive to achieve the lowest rate of work-related and electrical fatality, injury and disease of any state or territory in Australia.

Our workforce

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland employ a professional, skills-rich and diverse workforce who work together across a number of areas to deliver evidence-base and targeted programs aimed at improving work health and safety performance.

Engaging industry

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are continuing to partner with industry to provide their small business members with a targeted assistance program. The partnership program utilises resources to provide practical services and tools to small businesses aimed at increasing productivity, reliability and reputation through improved work health and safety.

Work Health and Safety Board

The Workplace Health and Safety Board is the principal source of advice to the Queensland Government and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations on workplace health and safety matters in Queensland.

Industry Sector Standing Committees

Industry sector standing committees primary function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Work Health and Safety Board on industry-specific workplace health and safety issues.

WHSQ Executive management

Our executive managers lead our people to achieve the vision and goals of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Last updated
20 September 2016

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