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.
After pleading guilty, Ardent Leisure Limited has been sentenced in the Southport Magistrates Court in relation to Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy at Dreamworld on 25 October 2016, where four people lost their lives.
Goodall Transport Queensland has halved its workers’ compensation claims after working with the Queensland Government’s Injury Prevention and Management program on its health and safety procedures and training.
Yatala based Oil Tech International Pty Ltd was recently fined $800,000 over a workplace incident in which a man was burnt to death.
A bill has been presented to Parliament amending the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to include presumptive workers’ compensation laws for first responders diagnosed with PTSD.
The University of Queensland BeUpstanding program raises awareness of the health and safety risks of sedentary occupations. It helps workplaces create a supportive culture where sitting less and moving more is normal workplace practice.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published information and resources on hazardous chemical registers, with links to a national hazchem register template.
There are more than 440,000 people currently living with hepatitis B or C in Australia. Over 85,000 of them are Queenslanders.
Managing how pedestrians and traffic co-exist in the workplace is a major and ongoing challenge in all types of industries. Incidents involving vehicles and powered mobile plant (such as forklifts) cause far too many serious injuries to workers and members of the public.
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Infection can also spread by touching a surface contaminated with infectious respiratory droplets and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
The first of a series of webinars for people in the health care and social assistance industry has been published by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland as part of the Culture of Care Initiative. This initiative recognises that caring for the health and safety of workers in this industry is just as crucial as caring for patients.
For many workplaces, COVID-19 significantly disrupted where and how work is done. While things are largely returning to normal, many businesses saw positive results from having their staff work from home and intend to continue these arrangements beyond the pandemic.
New case studies have been published to help businesses continue to work safely as COVID-19 restrictions ease.