Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program

On Wednesday 18 July 2012, WorkCover Queensland representatives attended WHSQ's Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program for the construction industry. This program aims to build a positive safety culture for Queensland workplaces and help reduce the number and severity of workplace health and safety incidents.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie presented at the session and in a media release, said the construction industry is successfully working towards safer workplaces.

“To ensure the building and construction industry continues to generate Queensland jobs it is imperative we work collaboratively to build a safety culture across the State," Mr Bleijie said.

"Together government and industry can reduce serious injuries and deaths, workers’ compensation claims and hidden costs associated with retraining and recruitment.”

“The construction industry is a major player in the Queensland economy, contributing $22 billion a year and employing 230,000 workers - almost 10 per cent of the total workforce,” Mr Bleijie added.

Everyone should work together to achieve zero harm at work, however if an injury has occurred, WorkCover Queensland is committed to working with employers and their workers to achieve sustainable injury management outcomes.

Last updated
02 May 2017