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  • News article

    Award nominated rehab consultant shares his top tips

    When a worker is injured, it can be an overwhelming time for employers.

  • News article

    New workplace coal dust standard commences in Queensland

    From 1 October 2022, the workplace exposure standard for respirable coal dust) will be halved in Queensland, revised from a time weighted average of 3 milligrams per cubic metre (mg/m3) down to 1.5 mg/m3.

  • News article

    Supreme Court decision puts spotlight on interstate workers' connection to Queensland

    A recent Supreme Court decision used a three-step test in considering the case of a chef who was injured while working in the Northern Territory for a Queensland-based employer.

  • Ministerial media release

    Work Health Safety Act review now open

    The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 review is now open. You are invited to have your say. Consultation closes Friday 23 September 2022.

  • News article

    Deborah's story

    Dr Deborah Simmons was diagnosed with PTSD after being a first responder at the Grosvenor mine explosion in Moranbah in May 2020. This is the story of how she was able to recover, and get back to work as an anaesthetist and rural generalist.

  • News article

    Richard's story

    Richard was seriously injured when he came off his e-scooter while commuting to work in November 2021. With WorkCover support, he's been able to get back to work and life.

  • Ministerial media release

    Work Health Safety Act set for review

    The Palaszczuk Government today announced that a five-yearly review of the Work Health Safety Act will begin next week.

  • Media release

    Company fined after debris from a crane fell on worker

    A company which leased a property to a steel business has been fined $75,000 after a worker was injured when debris from a building bridge crane fell on him.

  • Media release

    Warning not to use high pressure cleaners on asbestos roofs

    Following two very recent incidents and several others in the last year, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has issued a repeat warning about the dangers of using high pressure water cleaners on asbestos roofs.

  • News article

    Medical fees update - effective 1 August 2022

    WorkCover Queensland has updated the Medical Items Table of Costs. Changes take effect on 1 August 2022.

  • News article

    Asbestos management compliance campaign

    Statewide audits will start on 1 August 2022 to check businesses operating from buildings built before 1990 or those where asbestos is, or may be present, have asbestos registers and management plans in place.

  • News article

    Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of Practice 2021 changes

    The updated Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of Practice 2021 commences on 1 August 2022. No substantive policy changes have been made to the code. View information on key changes to the code.