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.
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A Burdekin sugar cane harvester has been fined $35,000 after a cane burning incident left a worker with serious burn injuries requiring multiple skin grafts.
A ruling in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday has again highlighted the dangers of cleaning asbestos roofs and that codes of practice must be followed.
Queensland Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has welcomed an Australian-first conviction of a labour hire provider who supplied workers to a business without a licence to do so. A & J Group Services Pty Ltd was found guilty and fined $60,000 in the Stanthorpe Magistrates Court for operating without a licence under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.
A Nerang poultry producer has been fined $90,000 after a worker was run over by a forklift that had its reverse warning beepers switched off because of noise complaints.
The importance of chemical labelling has been highlighted when a worker ended up in intensive care after drinking a hazardous chemical that had been decanted into a drink bottle.
A determined safety focus by Brendale manufacturer EJ Australia Pty Ltd (EJ) has seen the company achieve a 48 per cent reduction in its workers’ compensation premiums and go 58 months without a lost time injury.
Responding to demand, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will hold more Mentally healthy workplaces workshops over the next six months.
People are living longer and life expectancy in developed countries has increased by more than half over the past century. As a result, there are more older Australians in the workforce, but a new study suggests much more is needed to support those who choose to stay employed longer.
Safe Work Australia has published a film about the future of work in Australia, featuring a presentation CEO Michelle Baxter gave at an international workplace health and safety conference.
Sponsorships are now open for this year’s Safe Work Month events in October.
Q fever is a bacterial infection that spreads to people from animals, commonly causing a flu-like illness that can be severe. In some people it can cause ongoing and potentially serious health issues such as chronic Q fever, post Q fever fatigue syndrome and pregnancy complications.
There are still a few days left to comment on the Queensland Government’s proposal to include some gig economy workers in Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme.
Your accident insurance policy with WorkCover Queensland—which covers your business for the cost of any work-related injuries to your workers—is due for renewal by 31 August.
Each year, there are 4,500 general workplace injuries in transport, affecting one in every 30 transport workers, with one in every 60 transport workers suffering a serious injury.
From July, you can have your say on the proposal to adopt an updated edition of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.
In 2014, WorkCover Queensland conducted a tender for return to work services to transition from the pre-qualification process, to a contracted panel arrangement. This reduced the number of suppliers under management and allowed WorkCover to be more efficient in monitoring supplier performance.
Safe Work Australia released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on 24 June 2019, seeking comments on the recommendations of the Review of Model WHS Laws.