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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The Government has announced a five-yearly review of the Work Health Safety Act.
Safe Work Month is held nationally in October, but this year in Queensland we’re taking a new approach to encourage a focus on safer, healthier workplaces for everyone, every day. The Work Well 365 series will give you practical advice to improve health and safety, injury rehabilitation and return to work at your workplace.
Hydrogen is a clean, renewable fuel that can be used for transport, as a power supply, and in a range of industrial processes.
An enforceable undertaking entered into by Logan City Council will highlight workplace safety across the organisation and benefit other councils and the community.
A Coomera boat builder has been fined $140,00 after a worker suffered multiple wrist fractures while using a faulty press that had been reported to the company more than a year earlier.
Awareness, Belonging and Connection is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Week. The week is celebrated annually in October, raising the profile of mental health and wellbeing and helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of poor health and mortality in Australia, but this can also have a major impact on work health, safety and wellbeing.
Australasia’s largest bus operator Kinetic has made significant in-roads towards improving mental health outcomes for drivers, through a pilot program supported by industry and WorkCover Queensland.
Queensland has updated the Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination Code of Practice 2021 to reflect the model code of practice. The changes are not substantive policy changes. Changes include adding examples and clarifications to assist industry.
We all know soil is full of germs. However, while most of them are not a problem there are a few nasty ones like tetanus, leptospirosis, melioidosis and staphylococcus that can make workers really sick.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced more than $3 million of research grants for occupational dust lung disease have been awarded by the Queensland Government.
Pressuring workers into making a workers’ compensation claim through ‘claim farming’ is now banned under new laws in Queensland from 30 June 2022.