With steep escalation in business challenges, rising cost and stiff competition, keeping Safety Health & Environment (SH&E) the top priority, is indeed an uphill task for many organizations. With the continuing economic instability and other interlinked uncertainties in the business arena, sustaining a high level of SH&E standards is often viewed as 'over-doing' and unnecessary.

The stand alone and legendary concept of 'hidden cost' of accidents alone does not go long enough to keep today's managers engaged and to see Safety as a value in their organizations. Several key elements in the modern, lean and business focused SH&E management strategies that will help Senior Management 'own' and effectively engage themselves in upholding SH&E aspects as a core value within their organizations. SH&E commitment starts in the Board Room and it is a leadership function. The leadership influences the culture and behavior of the way that business operates.

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