About Us

We Know What Works

At Optimum Safety Management, it is our experience that the most effective workplace safety and health programs go beyond checklists and compliance. In order for these programs to be successful, they must have a clear, measurable path toward long-term profitability and productivity. This is where we shine.
Our team of safety professionals serves as a dedicated partner in discovering the unique safety and health needs of your workplace. Optimum partners with you to implement and manage a specific safety services, and complete safety programs that protect your people and your business.

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

Bill Holder

Bill Holder

President & COO

Known as a transformational leader throughout his progressively responsible positions from craftsperson to executive leadership; Bill utilizes strengths in analysis and identification of issues within existing systems and processes and combines hands-on field experience.  With leadership expertise, he can rapidly diagnose problems and deliver improvements through proficiency in mentoring and coaching teams, strategic plan development and driving maximized employee engagement across functions.
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.

Reach Us

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

550 Warrenville Road | Lisle, IL | 60532



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