Safety toolkit helps small businesses manage occupational health and safety

As an employer, you must manage all aspects of your business. This includes looking after the health and safety of each person in your workplace. Managing occupational health and safety is just as important as managing finances when it comes to your bottom line. Health and safety is important to everyone. It’s not only the law – it’s the right thing to do. And it makes good business sense.

Nova Scotia’s Small Business Safety Toolkit provides small businesses easy-to-use, step-by-step guidelines and sample forms that business operators can use to identify hazards and develop a safety plan to keep everyone safe on the job.

The Small Business Safety Toolkit will help you:

  • put a health and safety system in place to protect your workers and yourself from injury and illness at work
  • learn your basic duties and responsibilities under the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • understand how health and safety plays a role in the day-to-day operation of your business

The Small Business Safety Toolkit was developed collaboratively with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, the WCB of Nova Scotia and safety partners representing business and industry organizations. It is available both online at and in a hard copy version.