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Work health and safety rights and obligations

Work health and safety obligations apply to everyone involved in a business. Ensure you meet your obligations by familiarising yourself with the laws and following them.

If you don't meet your work health and safety obligations, you are putting people's health and even their lives at risk. You are also breaking the law and you may face penalties or prosecution.

Read more about how work health and safety laws will affect your business.

Business owners and employers

If you operate a business, you are legally required to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace for yourself and your workers, volunteers, customers and visitors.

Work health and safety legislation requires you to:

Learn more about personal safety in the workplace.

Workers

Workers have work health and safety obligations to themselves and their workmates. As a worker, you must:

  • comply with instructions given for work health and safety
  • use personal protective equipment if your employer provides it and if you are properly trained to use it
  • not wilfully or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for work health and safety at the workplace
  • not wilfully place others at risk
  • not wilfully injure yourself.

Legislation

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) monitors work health and safety in Queensland businesses. WHSQ enforces work health and safety laws and conducts inspections and investigations to ensure employers and others are meeting their obligations.

To understand your obligations and safety requirements, you must be familiar with:

If there is a regulation or code of practice that describes how to manage a risk in your business, you must follow it. If there is no regulation or code of practice, you must take reasonable precautions and choose an appropriate way to minimise the risk.

WHSQ inspectors help employers to develop and improve work practices in the workplace. If you fail to meet your health and safety obligations, a provisional improvement notice (PIN) or prohibition notice may be issued. Read more about compliance and enforcement.

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The content was first published on www.business.qld.gov.au

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