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.
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Actively check-in and monitor the progress of injured workers who are in host employment at another workplace.
Communicating openly with all workers and not hesitating to speak to workers who’ve experienced a work-related psychological injury.
People know their rights and responsibilities if they are injured at work and can easily access workers’ compensation claim and lodgement information.
On 12 May 2021, the Queensland Parliament passed new workers’ compensation laws that provide a streamlined claims pathway for first responders and eligible employees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Actively involve your injured worker in planning their return to work early, including setting SMART (specific; measurable; attainable; realistic; time-based) return to work goals
Identify and understand psychosocial hazards in your workplace and take steps to address them before a psychological injury occurs.
Support injured workers to play an active and informed role in their own rehabilitation and recovery...
Rehabilitation and return to work coordinators (RRTWCs) should encourage employers or line supervisors to make early, direct contact with an injured worker to check in on how they are going.
Understand the common causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as tendinitis, back pain, carpel tunnel, ligament strain.
Regularly check in with workers undertaking suitable duties to determine if they are experiencing fatigue.
Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators (RRTWC) should ensure information relating to a worker’s rehabilitation and return to work is accurate, confidential and kept separately from their employment records.