About Us

Partnering on a Journey to Zero Worker Injuries.

Achieving zero worker injuries is a journey that looks different for every organization. Our goal is to meet your organization on it’s journey to provide a plan forward.
We’ll partner with you to design and integrate custom safety management solutions, using proven processes.
Through a distinct focus on safety leadership development, the entire organization will be equipped for continuous improvement and long-term performance.

Through a focus on safety, your organization will:

  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Develop long-term sustainability through safety leadership
  • Increase operational performance from employee engagement
  • Create corporate consistency by incorporating all business functions in the safety process

Our Purpose

Glorify God, Invest in People

Our Mission

Partner with our clients to achieve best practices in workplace safety management, resulting in significant gains in engagement, productivity, and profitability.

Our Vision

Workers Everywhere Valued and Safe

Our Niche

Innovative, Structured, & Sustainable Approach to Safety Management

Core Values



We never unnecessarily risk the well-being of an individual.


We exceed expectations in all we do.


We mean what we say. We deliver what we promise


We carefully listen and communicate clearly.



We partner with others, valuing everyone’s input.


We deliver inventive solutions.

Our Leadership

Steve Yates

Steve Yates

Founder & CEO

Safety Professional and the Founder and CEO of Optimum Safety Management.  Steve has a mechanical engineering background with vast experience in both manufacturing operations and construction technology.  He is recognized for the development and implementation of effective safety and claims management systems within many local and regional construction and manufacturing firms. A lifelong learner, Mr. Yates conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed further study at both the National Safety Council and the Construction Safety Council.

Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake

President & COO

Andy is a strong leader who is hands-on, energetic, passionate, engaging, and persuasive. Mr. Blake conducted his undergraduate and graduate studies in engineerng at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professional experience represents a proven track record of value creation as a CEO, COO, President, GM of diverse public and private small and middle-market manufacturing and technology enterprises. He demonstrated success in growing revenue and profitability by developing sustainable, long- term customer relationships through product and process innovation, customer-focused, and entrepreneurial cultural orientation. 

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Have questions? Our team is here to be your partner.

550 Warrenville Road | Lisle, IL | 60532


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