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.
The Queensland Government is working closely with theme park operators to ensure the state’s world class amusement ride safety laws and regulations continue to attract surging crowds.
Safe Work Month is held nationally in October. This year, in Queensland, we are taking a refreshed approach to encouraging our focus on safer, healthier workplaces for everyone, every day.
Each year, fatigue related crashes are responsible for around 31 lives and 462 serious injuries on Queensland roads. While there’s no doubt long-distance travel is clearly impacted by fatigue, over half of fatigue related crashes occur within 25km of the departure point.
There are around 68,000 general workplace injuries a year in Queensland, affecting one in every 35 workers. One in every 85 workers suffers a serious injury.
Flooding across Queensland and weeks of high humidity have highlighted health issues relating to mould in workplaces and homes.
On-site traffic management is a significant safety concern in all types of industries, with a range of vehicles and powered mobile plant frequently involved in serious injuries and deaths.
The manufacturing industry and Vietnamese community will benefit from a new safety initiative developed after a workplace incident in which a man’s hand was crushed while folding sheet metal.
Despite the easing of public health order restrictions, employers are reminded they still have a duty to protect the health of their workers and minimise the risks of COVID-19 as much as reasonably practicable.
Amendments to Australia’s model work health and safety laws have been published on the Safe Work Australia website.
In August this year Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors will begin auditing businesses operating from buildings likely to contain asbestos (likely if built before 1990), and those that handle or store asbestos.
The Queensland Government is reminding horse owners and veterinarians to vaccinate horses for the deadly Hendra virus.
The Queensland Government has extended consultation on proposed new regulations to improve safety for people operating quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) in a workplace to Wednesday 31 August.