You are the new safety director. The CEO and CFO called you into the office and said, “Hi, welcome to the company and what was your name again? And by the way, we haven’t had an accident loss here for over 25 years. Our operation was and remains safe. So, why spend money on more safety stuff that doesn’t appear to be needed?” Briefly include some of the program and global elements and considerations for a safety program and risk management.

What would a justifiable statement sound like if explaining the need for a safety program? Your response should be professional, succinct, objective and in terms (economics?) a CEO and CFO might understand.