Safe Business Management

Safety-conscious business operations require an ongoing and systematic effort to identify and correct workplace hazards before employees are injured. It’s also known as a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). A SHMS requires leadership support as well as participation by employees (including the presence of unions within your company) as well as hazard assessments, prevention and control opportunities for education and training, and a regular evaluation of the program.

The traditional approach blames accidents on workers. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85 to 95% of accidents stem from unsafe behavior of individuals drove many different behavior based safety (BBS) approaches. In recent times, people who advocate for quality approach safety by recognizing that accidents are the result of systems and processes, and use high-quality tools to decrease the likelihood of them occurring.

Managers must understand that safety is an important aspect of their jobs. This can be accomplished through direct remarks or ERP tools performance reviews as well as bonuses. LyondellBasell for example is clear to its managers that, no matter how low their OSHA recordable injuries are, if they have an accident that is serious on the premises the manager will not be rewarded with any kind of bonus.

Flexible and adaptable SAFe lets each business to tailor the Framework to their particular development environment. To enable this, SAFe includes a spanning palette that has additional roles and artifacts that aren’t part of Essential SAFe. Click each icon in the spanning palette to find out more about how it can be used to your particular situation.

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