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 November 2022 edition of Rehabilitation and Return to Work e-bulletin.
Understanding the workers’ compensation claims process and openly sharing this information with your workers will better prepare them for if an injury occurs. When employers encourage their staff to report work-related injuries and lodge a claim, those who are injured are more likely to safely stay or return earlier to work.
Did you know an employer can be fined if they dismiss a worker because they can’t return to a role in the workplace within 12 months of the injury? If a worker is dismissed, they have the right to ask to return to their job within 12 months of a work-related injury, providing they have a doctor’s work capacity certificate confirming they are fit to return.
Queensland workers will have some of the strongest protections in the country when it comes to psychological wellbeing and silicosis prevention, thanks to two new Codes of Practice.
If you missed out on attending events during Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week in October, it’s not too late! Learn how you can make a difference in your workplace and support a safe and early return to work for workers, including best practice tips on creating rehabilitation and return to work plans for psychological injuries.
Check out the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2023 finalist and winners including best rehabilitation and return to work management system, best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work and individual injured worker award for outstanding commitment and determination to recover and return to work.