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Workplace health and safety

Report work health and safety incidents

If an injury, illness or dangerous incident happens at your work, you may be legally required to tell Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ). Injuries can be physical or psychological.

If you think your employer is not following safe work practices, or want to report an incident, call Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on 1300 362 128.

Your rights and responsibilities

You have a work health and safety duty to yourself and to others. You must:

  • follow all health and safety rules at your workplace
  • use personal protective (safety) equipment if your employer gives it to you and shows you how to use it 
  • not damage, modify or misuse any of the safety equipment provided
  • not intentionally put other people at risk
  • not intentionally hurt yourself.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact WHSQ if you would like to:

Health and safety topics

There’s a lot of information on work health and safety you can read, including information on:

  • construction work (e.g. concrete pumping, scaffolding, working at heights)
  • manufacturing work (e.g. metal fabrication, plastics, food processing, foundries)
  • farming and rural work (e.g. animal handling, fruit harvesting, shearing)
  • transport and storage work (e.g. securing loads, traffic management)
  • health and hygiene at work (e.g. biological hazards, infectious diseases, noise, vibrations)
  • musculoskeletal disorders (manual tasks, people handling, slips, trips and falls)
  • plant, machinery and equipment (cranes, forklifts, tractors, quad bikes and machinery)
  • psychosocial issues (such as fatigue, harassment, stress and violence).

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Last updated:
23 February 2017
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