The safety professional's role in a business organization can be integral and highly important; however, it is often marginalized and perceived as misaligned or counter to business goals, reducing the effectiveness of their efforts. Business processes impact the costs and benefits of a safety program. A balanced and considered approach to safety programs in the context of business goals and the application of the Five Pillars in evaluating an organization's capacity to be a high-functioning and safe organization can lead to extreme success. The considered and calculated steps a safety professional takes to review an organization's capability to improve enhances safety program success.

Business processes encountered by safety professionals can be influenced to enhance the safety process and business goals to reach the desired end-state.

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