Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Man being supervised using a forklift

Workplaces in the construction, manufacturing, transport and agriculture industries will be the focus of a year-long statewide audit campaign starting in July 2016 targeting traffic management. read more... about Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Fixed plant campaign April 2017

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From April 2017 to July 2018, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will conduct fixed plant assessments at Queensland food processing, metal and fabricated metal manufacturing workplaces. This assessment campaign aims to reduce injury rates and fatalities in these manufacturing industry sectors. read more... about Fixed plant campaign April 2017

Queensland poultry processing industry safety campaign

Meat processing worker

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover) and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator (Regulator) will be conducting a safety campaign from February 2016 to July 2018 across the Queensland poultry processing industry. read more... about Queensland poultry processing industry safety campaign

About manufacturing

Manufacturing incorporates a wide variety of manufacturing types including:

  • food product – meat, seafood, dairy, fruit and vegetable, oil and fat, grain mill and cereal product, bakery product, suger and confectionery, other food product such as potato crisps and animal and bird feed 
  • beverage and tobacco product – beverage, cigarette and tobacco 
  • textile, leather, clothing and footwear 
  • wood product – including log sawmilling and timber dressing
  • pulp, paper and converted paper product 
  • printing, including the reproduction of recorded media
  • petroleum and coal product 
  • basic chemical and chemical product – including fertiliser and pesticide and pharmaceutical and medicinal product 
  • polymer product and rubber product 
  • non-metallic mineral product 
  • primary metal and metal product 
  • fabricated metal product 
  • transport equipment 
  • machinery and equipment 
  • furniture.

Chemicals of security concern

Common hazards

Code of practice

Visit the laws and compliance section to view all codes of practice.

Last updated
15 November 2016