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.
According to new statistics, annual workplace fatalities in Queensland increased from 39 to 41, while the fatality rate remained at 1.6 per 100,000 workers.
With a recent rise in businesses failing to notify of serious incidents and consult with workers and their representatives appropriately, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors are auditing businesses to ensure compliance with these duties.
New guidance has been published in conjunction with industry groups, consultants, unions and worker representatives to clarify licence requirements in the lift and escalator industry.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has produced a new guide on preventing and managing fatigue-related risks.
Workplace injuries and occupational and chronic diseases rarely have a single cause—many factors within the workplace and outside it can contribute.
With Queensland recording its equal hottest spring on record and summer now upon us, working in heat requires employers to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related workplace injury and death.
Have you thought about how you can take an active role in supporting your employees to put their health first in 2021?
Plumbers and electricians are reminded that making repairs to or replacing metal pipes and installing water meters can put you at risk of an electric shock and should never be rushed.
With a wetter than usual summer predicted, Queensland workplaces should act now to help stop mosquitoes breeding and spreading mosquito-borne disease such as Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and Dengue fever.
Safe Work Australia has updated the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Hazardous Chemicals) Amendment 2020 and explanatory statement for the transition to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7.
As schools wrap up for the year, many young Queenslanders are taking up holiday jobs or kicking off their careers. Employers must ensure these new starters receive a thorough induction, training and supervision so they know how to work safe.
A Gold Coast laundry service has seen its workers’ compensation premium fall by more than 25 per cent after reviewing its safety procedures, focusing on training, and communicating more with its workers.