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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing countries and workplaces around the world to radically alter how they operate during and after a crisis.
Australia’s work safety authorities have issued a statement clarifying their approach during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement applies to all WHS regulators in jurisdictions that have implemented the model WHS laws, as well as in Western Australia but excluding Victoria at this time.
An ongoing campaign by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and the Department of Transport and Main Roads is continuing to improve industry compliance with vehicle loading cranes.
Queensland primary school students are invited again this year to enter the annual Farm Safety Calendar competition.Run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the competition encourages young Queenslanders from across the state to submit drawings with farm safety themes for inclusion in the 2021 calendar.
Work health and safety obligations extend to both physical and psychological health. Employers must support their workers in the uncertain and changing times the COVID-19 pandemic is creating.
COVID-19 is causing many disruptions to how we live and work. Working from home is the new reality for many of us as we soldier on through this pandemic.
Businesses can often achieve great results in improving health and safety by encouraging engagement between workers and management and making small changes in the workplace.
Psittacosis is an uncommon disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia psittaci. Infection usually spreads to people from birds of the parrot (psittacine) family, such as cockatiels and budgerigars.
From 1 July, the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in Queensland will be halved, but employers are also urged to do everything they can to protect workers from deadly silica dust.
After a hearing in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court recently, a small concreting business and its sole director have been fined $42,500 for unsafe electrical practices,exposing people to risk of serious injury or death.
As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t wreaking enough havoc in our community, the virus will soon have a new ally in the common flu. With the start of the influenza season looming, employers should now be planning their flu offensive.
RDO Group Australia Pty Ltd has notified its customers that a fault with Vermeer wood-chippers may increase the risk of wheel loss and a subsequent crash.
Safe Work Australia is reviewing the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants.
An edge protection company has been fined $50,000 for exposing workers to a risk of serious injury or death from roof falls. The company provides and installs edge protection on rooves so workers can safely work at height.