Safe Business Management

Managing safe business operations involves an ongoing, systematic effort to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are injured. Safety and Health Management System is what it’s known as. A SHMS requires leadership support and worker participation (including any unions in your organization) and hazard assessment prevention and control opportunities for education and an ongoing training program, as well as regular evaluation of the program.

The conventional approach is to blame accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85-95% of accidents are caused by unsafe actions of individuals, led to a wide range of behavior-based safety (BBS). In recent times the advocates of quality approach safety have realized that accidents are the result of systems and processes, and use quality tools to minimize the likelihood of them occurring.

Managers must be able to convey the message that safe business is a key part of their job. This can be done via explicit comments such as performance reviews, a performance review, or bonuses. LyondellBasell for instance, will inform its employees that, regardless of how low their OSHA recordable injury rates are, if there’s an accident that is severe on the site, the manager will not be awarded any kind of bonus.

SAFe is flexible and scalable. This allows each company to customize the Framework for their own development environment. SAFe includes a spanning palette which includes additional roles and artifacts not included in Essential SAFe. Click each icon in the spanning palette and learn more about how it can be applied to your particular situation.

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