A serious accident in the workplace can affect small business owners in a big way. As an employer you have a legal responsibility to prevent people being harmed or becoming ill the workplace. Serious injuries or accidents in the work place can not only cause disruption to the business and lead to extra expense, it can also damage your reputation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So it is in your best interest to take steps to prevent these accidents from happening in your workplace. Here are 5 tips to do just that.