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 sentence hearing has been set for 28 September in the Southport Magistrates Court for Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure,after it pleaded guilty to three charges under Queensland’s work safety laws over the death of four people on the Thunder River Rapids Ride in 2016.
The Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019 has been introduced by the Federal Government as part of Australian consumer law. The standard is to reduce the risk of fatality and injury associated with quad bike use by improving information for consumers and the design of quad bikes.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and Brisbane based business All Access Crewing (AAC) have joined forces to create an onsite traffic management (OSTM) guide designed to improve safety for pedestrians.
A subcontractor which worked on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing has been fined $50,000 for a mobile concrete pump which became unstable and tipped, putting workers at risk.
A new guide, Preventing and managing fatigue related risk in the workplace has been published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on the effect fatigue has on drivers, shift workers, plant operators and those who are required to concentrate highly.
Seven new members have been added to the Work Health and Safety Board which has been expanded from 12 to 14 members for the 2020–23 term. There was keen interest in membership with many nominations received.
The third stage of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s respirable crystalline silica dust compliance audits is underway, with inspectors to audit all identified stone benchtop fabricators operating in Queensland.
The Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM) program helped Centacare Community Services reduce injury risks for its employees doing manual work. PErforM gave insight into the risks posed by the physically demanding and repetitive nature of cleaning.
Workers who mow or slash grass in areas populated by kangaroos and wallabies can be exposed to Q fever. At-risk workers include grounds staff, property maintenance workers, council workers, golf course workers, and staff of mowing businesses operating in regional and rural areas.
Registrations are now open for a full program of free virtual events in October, focusing on work health and safety, return to work and mental health topics.
As of 1 July 2020, serious resources safety and health prosecutions are being referred to the independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Aaron Guilfoyle. This follows the proclamation of recent legislative amendments.
Involving employees in workplace safety is paying dividends for Booval’s Ros Llewellyn Motors. RLM workers now participate in weekly toolbox meetings and regular safety audits to highlight hazards and potential counter measures.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will facilitate a Transport Safety Network meeting on 30 September, with healthy workers, exoskeletons and artificial intelligence on the agenda.
With masks, hygiene, distancing and other COVID-19 concerns dominating the news across the country, Safe Work Australia has guidance for small business, including a case study on the use of hand sanitisers.
Do you know if you have safety switches installed and how to test them—and can you remember when you last did so?