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.
Read the June 2022 edition of Rehabilitation and Return to Work e-bulletin.
Supporting your worker’s recovery and return to work after a psychological injury can help reduce the amount of time they are away from work. Over the past five years, claim data shows 37.5 per cent of workers with a psychological injury were away from work for more than 130 days, compared to 10.5 per cent for all injuries. You can make a difference by implementing best practices including intervening early and addressing the factors that caused the injury before your worker returns to work.
Employers, workers and rehabilitation and return to work coordinators all play a part in identifying and reducing the risks to help prevent musculoskeletal injuries and support safe return to work. Anna Nicholls shares her advice on the importance of ergonomics and redesign to best manage and control the risk factors than can cause these injuries.
Over the last five years there has been an 81 per cent increase in claims involving work-related violence and aggression in Queensland, particularly in the residential care, retail and construction industries. If you’re supporting a worker affected by WVA, there are several things to consider for their return to work.