Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. 1 Decide what could harm you in your job and the precautions to stop it. This is part of risk assessment. Workplace health and safety is all about sensibly managing risks to protect your workers and your business. Good health and safety management is characterised by strong leadership involving your managers, workers, suppliers, contractors and customers.