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Next Steps

As you are no doubt aware, health and safety is not a one-time project, but an ongoing activity. The Small Business Safety Toolkit was designed to not only get you started with a health and safety system, but also to help you continue to make improvements. Update and expand your health and safety system as your business changes and grows.

Make it a habit to watch daily for any adjustments that need to be made to your health and safety system – and encourage your workers to do the same.  For example, if you have taken on a new project, identify and control any hazards associated with the work required to complete the project.  When you purchase a new piece of equipment, ensure your workers are trained in how to use it properly – and include it in your regular maintenance schedule.

Since your workplace is constantly changing, you must constantly monitor and modify your health and safety system. By taking one step at a time, you can continue to easily expand your health and safety system to meet your current needs.

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