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.
A listing of useful resources available on the website. Use the in-page search or filters to find what you need.
Queensland workers will have some of the strongest protections in the country when it comes to psychological wellbeing and silicosis prevention, thanks to two new codes introduced by the Palaszczuk Government.
A worker who felled another worker by throwing a six kilogram concrete block from a height of six meters, striking the worker on his head has received a four-month jail term, wholly suspended.
In the first of a series of articles looking at Queensland’s new code of practice for silica dust in construction, we explain how to identify exposure risks at the workplace.
The recent death of a construction worker who was electrocuted when a metal shed frame contacted a high voltage overhead powerline has highlighted this often-overlooked risk which construction companies must address on site.
Work safety and mental health will be targeted under an enforceable undertaking agreed to by a Sunshine Coast construction company as a result of a workplace incident in which a worker fell five metres, suffering serious injuries.
New guidance has been published to help persons conducting a business or undertaking to manage the health and safety risks of industrial rope access systems.
Concrete placing booms are extremely dangerous when they collapse. In September this year, a 28-metre Z-fold satellite (fixed) boom collapsed on a jump form at a Gold Coast construction site.
With a wetter than normal spring, flooding, and more severe weather predicted, now is the time to plan your Christmas break lockdowns to ensure a safe and secure holiday.
Managing construction site traffic is a significant safety issue. Construction workplaces have a wide range of vehicles and powered mobile plant that can seriously injure workers.
General construction induction training (GCIT) provides important foundational knowledge of work health and safety laws, common site hazards, and information on how to control risks in the construction industry.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland issued 1265 enforcement notices for scaffolding contraventions in 2021-22, including 338 prohibition notices to stop activities with a serious risk to safety. Another 140 non-compliances with scaffolding were rectified while inspectors were still on site.
Equipotential bonding is a crucial electrical component that reduces the risk of electric shock if an electrical fault causes conductive objects to become energised. Recently, there have been some compliance issues and concern around equipotential bonding work.