Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This section offers information and tools to help you manage risks and protect health, safety and wellbeing.
Everything you need to know about worker’s compensation insurance, whether you’re an employer needing to insure your workers or a worker who’s been injured at work.
Your rehabilitation and return to work journey will be easier if you know your options, the steps to take, and who’s responsible for what.
Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
Find health and safety information and guidance about your industry and the kind of work you do.
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A Townsville concrete plant was recently fined $300,000 after a worker was fatally crushed. A Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigation found that although concerns had been raised by staff, the defendant failed to conduct a site-specific risk assessment, relying on the technical and storage specifications provided in the contract of works.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is currently auditing medium-rise construction work sites – buildings between three to ten storeys high. This is a comprehensive site inspection that includes reviewing all paperwork, such as the safety management plan and hazardous chemicals register, and a physical inspection of the work environment and onsite activities.
A hefty fine recently imposed on a subcontractor working on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has highlighted safety issues with concrete placing boom operation.
Since late 2019, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors have been auditing residential construction sites – houses one to two storeys high – and they have been finding a few common issues.
Safe Work Australia has published a guide on routine cleaning, as well as cleaning and disinfection if a case or suspected case of COVID-19 occurs in a non-healthcare workplace.
During the design and construction phase of formwork structures, there are many vital checks and balances to ensure the health and safety of workers.
As holiday makers prepare to hit the road during the Christmas and New Year break, construction workplaces must ensure they have plans in place to protect traffic control workers from fatigued drivers and heavy holiday traffic.
The updated Concrete pumping code of practice 2019 made significant changes to the previous version and its publication was followed by a compliance audit campaign focusing solely on concrete pumping.
A Gold Coast joinery business is finding some of its key work safety indicators are improving after introducing simple changes to make sure its safety systems kept up with growth.