Safe Business Management

Safe business operations require a systematic, ongoing effort to identify and correct workplace hazards prior to workers getting injured. Safety and Health Management System is what it’s referred to as. A SHMS requires leadership support as well as participation by employees (including any unions present in your organization) Hazard assessment, prevention and control opportunities for education, training, and a regular evaluation of the program.

Traditional approaches blame the causes of accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85 to 95% of accidents result from unsafe actions taken by individuals fueled the development of a variety of behavior based safety (BBS) methods. In recent times advocates of quality approach to safety have recognized that accidents arise from systems and processes, and use quality tools to minimize the likelihood of them occurring.

Managers must realize that safety is a crucial aspect of their jobs. This can be done through direct remarks, reviews of performance, and bonuses. LyondellBasell, for example provides clear instructions to managers that regardless of how low the OSHA recordable injury rate is when a serious incident occurs on site they will not be able to receive an incentive.

Flexible and adaptable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt the Framework to their particular development environment. To allow this, SAFe includes a spanning palette that includes additional roles and artifacts not used in Essential SAFe. Click each icon in the spanning palette and learn more about how it works within your context.