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.
Winners of the 2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards have been congratulated for their commitment to keeping Queenslanders healthy and safe at work or getting them back to work safely.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has named former swimming champion Hayley Lewis as their Queensland Mental Health Ambassador on World Mental Health Day.
Primary school students have excelled themselves in Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s annual Farm safety calendar competition and their drawings will now feature in calendars distributed across the state.
The Queensland Government has appointed Mr Simon Nicholson as the independent Work Health and Safety (WHS) Prosecutor for the next five years.
From this month, the workplace exposure standard for respirable coal dust is halved, revised from a time weighted average of 3 milligrams per cubic metre (mg/m3) down to 1.5 mg/m3.
Workers and their families in communities west of the Great Dividing Range from the Burnett region to the Murray-Darling catchment are being warned to protect themselves from mosquitoes that may be carrying Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV).
Consulting with workers and their representatives on work health and safety matters is a legal requirement. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has resources to help duty holders comply with these obligations and encourage effective consultation processes.
A steel company involved in an alleged work safety incident on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing construction project will fund major work safety and mental health initiatives after accepting an enforceable undertaking with the safety regulator.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland inspectors will audit businesses in all industries across the state to assess how the risks of vehicles rolling away or moving unintentionally are being managed. Vehicle roll-away incidents pose grave risks to workers and others and unfortunately continue to occur across all industry sectors.
A hardware store company and its sole director were sentenced recently in the Townsville Magistrates Court for breaching section 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 having failed to comply with its primary health and safety duty.
Small business operators often face significant psychological strain arising from high workload, compromised work-life balance and financial pressures.
The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s recent It Pays to Care policy paper looked at why better recovery and return to work outcomes are important and ways they may be achieved.
With many workplaces starting to organise Christmas break up parties, employers are reminded the 'silly season' is not an excuse to disregard normal safe work practices, including responsible service of alcohol.
A pilot trialling the use of resident ambassadors in an aged care setting has shown reduced incidences of violence and aggression against care workers.
Do you have a work safety story, opportunity, case study, or research that should be presented on the world’s stage?
With the Bureau of Meteorology tipping another wetter than usual spring and summer—and as humidity levels rise statewide, workplaces are reminded to guard against harmful mould build-up.
This Asbestos Awareness Week (21-27 November), we’ll be sharing updates on the safe management of asbestos in Queensland including tips on how to work and live safely with asbestos.
Forklifts and other mobile plant are a significant safety issue in many industries. Workers and bystanders can be seriously injured if these risks are not properly managed. On-site traffic management is a major issue for many different workplaces.
Chronic health conditions have a significant impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers in all industries and are the leading cause of mortality in Australian workplaces.