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.
Every workplace has hazards. A workplace hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm to a person.
This section includes information on specific hazards and risks in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry.
This page has information on workplace health and safety in the child care industry.
Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis is a lung disease most often caused by breathing in coal dust over a long period of time.
This section includes information on specific hazards and risks in the construction industry.
The WHS Regulation requires all employers or self-employed people are to protect themselves and their workers from the risk of exposure to hazards.
This section includes information on specific hazards and risks in the diving and snorkelling industry.
To assess the risk of fire and explosion, you must have a hazardous area classification wherever flammable liquids, vapours, gases and combustible dusts are used, stored and handled.
Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) are locations such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed.
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes them and how you can prevent them.
This page includes information on specific hazards and risks in the transport industry and hazardous tasks associated with loading and unloading trucks.
Young workers aged from 15 to 24 years make up about 18 per cent of the Queensland workforce. Around 4400 young workers are seriously injured at work in Queensland each year.