Safe business management is an approach that focuses on improving a business’s safety processes. It requires managers to take care of various influencing factors, including culture and leadership.

The health and safety policies of a firm should be in line with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is critical to achieving the desired outcomes. The management team of a company must also be devoted to the system’s success. This means demonstrating via direct comments, performance evaluations and bonus systems that the business is committed to safety just as production numbers. For example, LyondellBasell has a policy which states that if OSHA records indicate that injuries are high managers will not receive bonuses.

Lean-Agile, Scaled Scrum and other Agile frameworks place a high priority on safe business management. They specifically emphasize the roles, structures, and artifacts that are appropriate for each scale. For example, the Lean-Agile model includes a safety and quality role for each Scrum team. The model also teaches to keep the safety of employees in mind when developing and designing software.

A secure business management program is a crucial component of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). TBM and SAFe are working together to ensure that more effective software and systems are not as costly. This article on changing IT into a true partner explains the TBM-SAFe partnership.