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.
A local handyman has been fined $3,000 for removing 36.8m2 of asbestos from a Paddington home without holding a licence, using a wrecking bar to remove the asbestos in an uncontrolled manner and for disposing of the asbestos in an unsafe manner.
Certain workplace incidents must be notified under state law to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland by persons conducting a business or undertaking.
With Queensland battered by heavy rains in recent weeks, and more predicted, businesses are reminded that cleaning up after storms comes with a range of risks to health and safety.
Former Mates in Construction CEO Jorgen Gullestrup has been appointed as chair of Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board. Mr Gullestrup replaces retiring chair Dr Linda Colley, who held the position for more than four years.
With food delivery becoming more and more popular, new guidance has been published to help the industry and its delivery riders and drivers work as safely as possible.
With many places in Queensland copping heavy rain and high winds, businesses with street frontages are reminded to give their premises a once over to ensure they aren’t a safety risk. While they don’t immediately spring to mind during a structural check of the building, remember that faulty awnings can be a serious risk during a storm.
If you’ve been wanting a visit from a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Safety Advocate but COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult, you can now order free USBs to bring their inspiring stories to your workers wherever they’re based.
Our Mentally Healthy Workplaces workshops are filling up quickly for March, so don’t delay in booking! All sessions will be online via Zoom and numbers are strictly capped.
New statistics show one in three people have experienced sexual harassment at work in the last five years. For more than half of people (56%) who had repeated experiences, the harassment had been ongoing for more than six months.
Following a spate of underground electrical cable contacts, Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office is urging everyone carrying out excavation works to think before you dig because the decisions you make before starting work could save a life.
Addressing the risk factors that contribute to sprain and strain injuries (musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs) can make workplaces safer and reduce the costs associated with these injuries.
Whether working from home or in the office, ergonomic computer set up is a basic health and safety must for any workplace. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published a guide on getting the best from your desk and computer set up.
With the 2022 Safe Work Awards opening soon and businesses continuing to navigate through the COVID pandemic, workplaces looking for inspiration can revisit initiatives undertaken by a leading cattle and beef producer and winner of a major 2021 award.
At this time of year, many young Queenslanders are starting their first permanent jobs after leaving school or university, and employers are reminded new starters need extra attention to ensure they work safely.