The management of safe business operations requires an ongoing, systematic effort to identify and fix workplace hazards before workers get injured. It’s also known as a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). A SHMS requires support from the leadership and participation of workers (including the presence of unions within your company) and hazard assessment prevention and control, opportunities for education and an ongoing training program, as well as regular evaluation of the program.
Traditional methods blame worker-related accidents. Herbert W. Heinrich’s 1930s theory that 85-95% accidents are caused by uninformed actions of individuals, led to a wide range of behavior-based safety (BBS). In recent years, proponents of quality have taken an active approach to safety by recognizing the fact that accidents result from processes and systems. They employ high-quality tools to reduce their likelihood.
Managers must be aware that safety is a crucial element of their work. This can be done via direct comments such as performance reviews, a performance review, or bonuses. LyondellBasell, for example will inform managers that no matter how low the OSHA recordable injury rate is, if a serious accident happens on the site the company will not be awarded a bonus.
SAFe can be configured and scalable. This allows every organization to adapt the Framework to fit their own development environment. SAFe has a spanning panel that includes additional roles and artifacts that aren’t found in the Essential SAFe. Click on each icon to discover what it is and how to use it in your environment.