Safety Management System

A comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS) ensures the health and safety of employees.  The SMS helps organizations proactively identify and control hazards.  A workplace safety culture cannot be achieved without an effective SMS.

AWARE-NS has developed a Safety Management System (SMS) of 13 elements, complete with program content, tools, templates and forms that will support the needs of the Nova Scotia Health and Community Services sectors.

The SMS Guide provides a good starting point for developing a SMS. Each section contains information that will help to prepare a safety management system and provides a base from which more information from other sources can be utilized.  Organizations may utilize as much or as little of this guide as they wish, depending on if they are just beginning to develop their program or if they are revising and updating.  (Download the SMS Guide)