Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace is critical to the success of running a business, no matter what size it is. As a small business owner you have certain rights and responsibilities regarding health and safety in your workplace. Even if you don’t have any employees, you must ensure that your business doesn’t create health and safety problems for your customers and the general public.

 

Getting started with OH&S

It’s better to deal with Occupational Health & Safety issues before they become a problem – a planned approach to safety is essential for your business.

Your OH&S obligations

Under OH&S legislation you have legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of everyone in your workplace.

OH&S Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice

There are OH&S Acts, regulations and codes of practice that employers need to abide by.

Accidents and injuries

Workplace injuries can have a big impact on your business. An injured worker is entitled to make a workers compensation claim where the injury occurs during the course of their employment.

Workers compensation requirements

Occupational health and safety laws require that injured workers have access to first aid, fair workers compensation and return to work rehabilitation.

OH&S in your industry

Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) requirements can affect businesses differently depending on which industries they operate in. To find information relevant to your industry by selecting the state or territory your business operates in click on the above link.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

Queensland regulators

 

Commonwealth and National regulators