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.
Hazardous chemicals at your place of work must be identified and safely managed as part of your workplace risk management plan.
Workplaces with hazardous chemicals need to keep a register for use by workers.
A safety data sheet (SDS) includes important information to help reduce risks of using hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods in your place of work.
Some goods should not be stored in certain ways or near other chemicals.
A storage or handling system is a container, or any other plant, associated pipework or safety system that comes into contact with a hazardous chemical.
Health monitoring is used to detect changes in a worker's health because of exposure to certain substances.
Under work health and safety regulation you must prepare an emergency plan to reduce the effects of an emergency involving hazardous chemicals at your place of work.
To help reduce risks to the public, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advises planning authorities on where hazardous chemical facilities and other significant chemical stores can be located.
The Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 covers workplace hazardous substances and dangerous goods under a single framework for hazardous chemicals.
Australia faces a significant threat from terrorism and there is a real risk of some commonly available chemicals being used for a terrorist attack on our own soil.