Safe business management is a method which focuses on addressing a business’s safety processes. It requires managers to take care of a wide range of influencing factors, including culture and leadership.

The company’s health and safety policies should be clear and in line with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. It is essential to attain the desired results. The management team of a company must also be dedicated to the success of the system. This means demonstrating that safety is as important as production numbers with direct feedback as well as performance reviews and bonus systems. For instance, LyondellBasell has a policy that states if OSHA recorded injury rates are high managers will not receive bonuses.

The Agile frameworks Lean-Agile and Scaled Scrum also have a an emphasis on safe business management. Specifically, they emphasize the roles, structures and artifacts that are appropriate to each scale. The Lean-Agile model, for example, includes a responsibility for safety and quality within each Scrum team. The model also stresses the importance of keeping the safety of employees in mind when designing software.

A successful and safe business management program is a vital element of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). In fact, TBM and SAFe work together to aid in helping IT provide more value to the company by ensuring better software and systems cost less. Learn more about the TBM and SAFe partnership in this article about turning IT into an authentic partner.