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Workplace hazards

Managing respirable crystalline silica

Dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) is generated by high-energy processes such as cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, polishing, scabbling and crushing of silica-containing materials.

Child care

Information on workplace health and safety in the child care industry

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)

Your employment and compensation rights in regards to coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

Fire and Explosion Prevention

A person conducting a business or undertaking must prevent the possibility of fire or explosion from an ignition of flammable substances associated with a flammable or explosive atmosphere.

Dangers in your workplace

The WHS Regulation requires all employers or self-employed people are to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to hazards.

Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)

Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) are locations such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes them and how you can prevent them.

Transport

Includes information on specific hazards and risks in the transport industry,hazardous tasks associated with loading and unloading trucks.

Last updated
04 April 2017

Register for a free information session

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists will deliver 10 information sessions across the state.

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Free information session

Lend Lease reaps benefit of helping motivated injured workers recover at work

Property and infrastructure group, Lend Lease is giving injured workers a new lease on life and rehabilitating them back to work sooner through WorkCover Queensland's Recover at Work host employment program.

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Lend Lease and Recover at Work