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.
Queensland workplace traumatic injury fatalities decreased by 12 percent from 34 fatalities in 2015-16 to 30 in 2019-20, according to figures released this month.
The NBN network will soon replace most existing fixed phone and internet networks. The implementation of the NBN network will affect the operation of important emergency telecommunication systems such as lift emergency phones, monitored fire alarms, medical alarms, and monitored security alarm systems.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published guidance to help organisations manage the risk of work-related violence. The guidance covers work-related violence and aggression in the three industries with the highest risk: retail, construction and residential aged, disability and youth care.
A harvesting company has been fined $150,000 over an incident in which a worker’s leg was amputated after it was caught in a skidder.
Our popular Mentally Healthy Workplaces online workshops kick off again in 2022, but you will have to be quick to register for the free online events.
Predicted wet weather and heavy traffic due to the summer holiday rush has prompted a call for calm to keep traffic controllers safe these holidays.
Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.
With the wet season now well underway across the state, workplaces all over Queensland have been urged to look out for places that encourage mosquitoes to breed to prevent the spread of Ross River Fever, Barmah Forest and Dengue.
Early next year, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors will assess meat processing (excluding poultry) businesses to raise awareness of health and safety issues and reduce the risk of injury to workers, including labour hire and visa workers.
A Plainland butcher and its managing director have been slapped with fines totalling $100,000 over a workplace incident in which a worker had his arm trapped in a bacon slicer.
The next transport safety meeting which will centre on leadership and emerging technologies in the industry is set down for 16 February.
As part of Queensland’s Safe Work Month 2021 program, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland ran a series of short talks focussing on safety leadership, psychological safety, design for workplace diversity, and the future of work beyond COVID-19.
Taking an integrated approach to work health and wellbeing is paying big dividends for Wesley Mission Queensland, winner of this year’s Safe Work Award for the Best Commitment to Work Health and Wellbeing.