Prevention System Updates

New tools make health and safety easier for small businesses

Release Date:  Oct 17, 2014

It’s tough being a small business owner these days.  Now, a set of free online tools launched by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services will make the challenge of finding health and safety information easier for resource-starved small businesses.

“Limited time and competing demands are a major contributor to risk exposure,” says Elizabeth Mills, President and CEO of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, a leading provider of health and safety solutions. “Over 85 percent of WSPS’ 154,000 member firms employ less than 20 people. We get the realities facing today’s smaller workplaces and are able to offer realistic and cost-effective solutions to controlling operational and reputational risk.”

With simple and clear steps to make workplaces safe, wsps.ca/smallbusiness offers four free resources to help with compliance and with building health and safety into daily business practices. Developed in tandem with business owners from different sectors, this tool box of practical information and solutions reflects the unique requirements for a range of industries.

  • Getting Started on Safety: A How-to Guide for Your Small Business — a resource guide that offers simple and clear instructions on how to get started with health and safety
  • Getting Started on Safety: A Roadmap for Your Small Business — an industry-specific road map for health and safety requirements
  • Small Business Safety Made Easy — an industry-specific introductory brochure that discusses how health and safety contributes to your business, and introduces WSPS as a source of high quality resources, information and consulting
  • Getting Started on Safety: A Small Business Success Story — a suite of six, industry-specific success stories demonstrating how real businesses developed and improved their health and safety program, and effectively leveraged that success to protect and grow their business.

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a leader in providing impactful risk management solutions that drive lasting business success for our customers.  WSPS offers unparalleled health & safety expertise, insight and solutions for creating healthy work environments where employees thrive and businesses prosper. A key player in the Ontario occupational health & safety system, WSPS is primarily focused on the agricultural, industrial/manufacturing and service sectors.