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Injury prevention and safety

Injury prevention & safety

Incidents and notifications

Guidelines on what constitutes an incident and details on notifying the relevant organisation.

Managing risks

Your organisation must manage work health and safety risks in your workplace that may affect workers and other people.

Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program

Tools and resources to help businesses establish and maintain effective injury prevention and management systems.

Small business

The Small Business Program provides free, easy-to-use services to help manage health and safety in your business.

Young workers

Young workers aged from 15 to 24 years make up about 18 per cent of the Queensland workforce. Around 4400 young workers are seriously injured at work in Queensland each year.

Health and wellbeing at work

Health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Mentally healthy workplaces

Mentally healthy workplaces have benefits for everyone. Find out why.

Workplace hazards

Every workplace has hazards. A workplace hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm to a person.

Hazardous exposures

Exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace can lead to a variety of health and safety issues. Implementing control measures to prevent or to adequately control exposure can assist in preventing ill health, injury or death.

Hazardous chemicals

Chemicals are common in a wide variety of workplaces. Businesses must identify the risks of all the chemicals on site and manage them in relation to transport, storage, use and disposal.

Hazardous manual tasks

Manual tasks are carried out in most types of work. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task.


The use of all asbestos containing material (ACM) has been banned Australia wide since 31 December 2003. However, asbestos containing materials are widespread especially within Queensland buildings and structures built or renovated prior to 1990.


Safe work practices related to electricity for employers, workers, homeowners and consumers.

Safety Leadership at Work Program

The Safety Leadership at Work Program is designed to improve safety culture and contribute to reducing work-related injuries and fatalities in Queensland workplaces.


Alerts provide a warning of potential hazards and assist in reducing injuries and accidents in the workplace.

Last updated
16 October 2017

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