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.
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.
Under OH&S legislation you have legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of everyone in your workplace.
There are OH&S Acts, regulations and codes of practice that employers need to abide by.
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.
Occupational health and safety laws require that injured workers have access to first aid, fair workers compensation and return to work rehabilitation.
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]
- Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Department of Justice and Attorney-General (WHSQ)
- WorkCover Queensland
- Queensland Government – Department of Natural Resources and Mines
- Electrical Safety Office (ESO) – Department of Justice and Attorney General
Commonwealth and National regulators
- The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
- National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
- Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
- Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare)
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)