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Why Vision Zero?


Accidents at work and occupational diseases are neither predetermined nor unavoidable – they always have causes. By building a strong prevention culture, these causes can be eliminated and work related accidents, harm and occupational diseases be prevented.

“Vision Zero” is a transformational approach to prevention that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and well-being at all levels of work.

Safe and healthy working conditions are not only a legal and moral obligation – they also pay off economically. International research on the return on investments in prevention proves that every dollar invested in safety and health generates a potential benefit of more than two dollars in positive economic effects. Healthy working conditions contribute to healthy business.

The ISSA’s Vision Zero concept is flexible and can be adjusted to the specific safety, health or well-being priorities for prevention in any given context. Thanks to this flexibility, Vision Zero is beneficial to any workplace, enterprise or industry in all regions of the world.

Seven Golden Rules

1 - Take leadership - demonstrate commitment
2- identify hazards - control risks
3 - define targets - devolop programmes
4 - ensure a safe and healthy system - be well - organized
5 - ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces
6 - improve qualifications - develop competence
7 - invest in people - motivate by participation