One of the most important target groups for occupational safety and health solutions is small and medium-sized enterprises, which typically employ the largest number of workers in any country. These businesses differ significantly from large corporations in their structure and resources as well as in aspects of prevention. Small and medium-sized enterprises do not often employ safety and health specialists. A prevention approach addressing small and medium-sized enterprises must take into consideration the specificity of these enterprises and utilize methods tailored to their needs, options and abilities.
Social security institutions can initiate a variety of actions to reduce and control these risks.