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.
Nothing can bring back or fill the void of a loved one lost in a workplace incident. This Workers’ Memorial Day, Wednesday 28 April, the Queensland Government’s Consultative Committee for Work-Related Fatalities and Serious Incidents will commemorate their children, spouse, family and friends whose deaths mean they will never again come home after a day’s work.
Registrations are open for the 2021 Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium, 1-3 June 2021, featuring international and national experts, industry case studies, an expo and networking.
A house painter’s failure to protect his workers and the public from asbestos has been labelled disgraceful by a Brisbane magistrate.
Queensland primary school students are being asked to crack out the colouring pencils again to help save lives on farms.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today announced that entries are now open for the Farm Safety Calendar competition, which gives young artists an opportunity for their artwork to be published in the 2022 calendar.
A transport company has been fined $5000 for not reporting a serious workplace injury more than a year after an injury which hospitalised a worker for a week.
With the start of the influenza season looming, employers should now be planning their flu offensive under Queensland Health advice that annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent the virus.
A new COVID-19 fact sheet on Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces has been published by Safe Work Australia.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has played an important role in keeping people safe while remaining productive, particularly for computer-based jobs. A new work from home training module has been published to ensure safety is managed effectively for home based work.
Looking for a legendary Queenslander to speak to your workers about safety? Apply to have Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke visit your workplace.
Even if you exercise regularly, long periods of sitting increases the risk of health issues in both the short and long term, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and early death.
Safe Work Australia has published a snapshot of workers’ compensation scheme developments in Australia and New Zealand over the last two years.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has seen a recent increase in Q fever notifications.
An increase in online purchases throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for drivers to meet delivery demands. The recent ending of JobKeeper is also expected to increase the number of drivers returning to work.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and the University of Queensland have developed a resource on managing the many risks workers face in the poultry processing industry.
From 1 May 2021, all high risk work (HRW) accredited assessors and registered training organisations (RTOs) will transition to a new assessor portal to facilitate HRW assessments.