Think your business is too small to have big safety issues? Not true. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 'a serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause loss of profit or even an entire business.' Applying the recognized principles of prevention outlined in this book not only helps reduce accidents, but it may also improve your company's efficiency and reduce insurance claims and other costs. Written with the multi-roled small business manager or owner in mind, this handbook provides a condensed summary of the guidelines and federal laws designed to keep workers safe. It examines the four key elements of a safety and health management system and provides an overview for inexpensively establishing or integrating these elements into a safety program. Special features of this handbook, originally published in 2005, include an overall action plan worksheet, model policy statements, codes of safe practices to help you get started quickly, and a list of additional resources to reference.