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.
On 11 June 2020, in the Brisbane District Court, Australia’s first conviction and sentence for industrial manslaughter was handed down. The defendant, Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd, had on 3 April 2020 entered a guilty plea to one offence contrary to s34C of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will resume audits of stone benchtop fabrication businesses as part of ongoing compliance and enforcement activities in this industry.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has two free online tools to assist businesses make their workplaces healthier.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has updated its regional heat maps to allow comparisons of injury statistics across industries and regions, revealing how the statistics have changed over time.
A case study film launched recently by Queensland’s Electrical Safety Office highlights just how dangerous arc flash can be.
The Government will not increase WorkCover Queensland’s premium rate, as businesses across the state battle to cope with the challenges of COVID-19.
Slips, trips and falls are the second most common cause of sprain and strain related injuries in Queensland and can lead to serious and sometimes debilitating injuries.
Employers are responsible for determining if their rehabilitation and return to work coordinator (RRTWC) is appropriately qualified to perform the role. From 1 July 2020, employers will have a new option to ensure their RRTWC is appropriately qualified.
For horse businesses, the onset of cooler weather is a timely reminder to make sure your horses are vaccinated against Hendra virus.
From 1 July 2020, unpaid interns will be considered 'workers' under the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and entitled to compensation for work-related injuries.
The Electrical Safety Office has issued a prohibition notice to prevent the sale or use of certain ‘mist’ fans.
The Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS) that applies in Queensland for the sale of household electrical equipment is being adopted by other states to bring consistency across the country.
A new checklist to help employers who provide early intervention and employee assistance programs will help ensure they are consistent with Queensland's workers compensation requirements