“Too complicated” is a common misconception that Harry Stewart, WSPS’ Director, Small Business, hears when discussing health and safety with member firms, especially small businesses. “Costly, intrusive and inefficient” are others.
Stewart understands where the misconceptions come from. Small business owners and managers face multiple demands on their time, have fewer internal resources than many larger businesses, and above all can’t afford to spend valuable time hunting for information. “But like all misconceptions,” says Stewart, “they’re dangerous and just not true”.
“The reality is that workplace health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple safety solutions exist for businesses of all sizes, often at little or no cost.”
No matter what industry you’re in, WSPS has tools and templates to help you build your health and safety program and know your legal requirements. In honour of Small Business Week, October 16-22, we’ll soon be adding three new free resources that can help you simplify. They will all be downloadable or streamable from our Multimedia Galleries section and Videos section, and YouTube Channel:
Share the chemical handling and animated videos with colleagues and co-workers on the go. They can be viewed on tablets and smart phones, and are ideal for tailgate talks and one-on-one coaching.
These are just a sampling of WSPS’ extensive online resources for businesses of all sizes. Many are free and ready to download or stream.