Mr Michael López-Alegría,
Former Commander of the International Space Station
“Vision Zero is a very effective strategy to ensure safety, health and wellbeing, in space as on Earth. As commander of the International Space Station, I was responsible for the safety of my crew. It was my prime objective to make sure that they were unharmed during our mission. Risk assessment, preparation and training are key for a safe return to Earth. However, nothing can substitute good leadership and commitment to ‘safety first.’ For this reason, safety concerns were at the core of every decision I made both in orbit and on the ground.
I am delighted to be an ambassador of the Vision Zero Campaign to help raise awareness that all occupational accidents and diseases are preventable.”
Ms Pirkko Mattila,
Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
“Our mind-set needs to aim at a Vision Zero: zero accidents, zero harm...Some people think Vision Zero is unrealistic. We beg to differ; the power of our mind-set is strong. Finland established the national Zero-Accident Forum for enterprises in 2003 and almost four hundred enterprises have joined the forum by now... Many enterprises were able to decrease the numbers of their accidents substantially, and at the same time making substantial savings in monetary terms.
Thus, Finland is strongly supporting the ISSA Vision Zero Campaign”
Ms Marie Josée Ta Lou,
African Champion 100m and 200m sprint
“When I was approached to be the ambassador for Vision Zero, I asked myself why me?
But, through my journey, I can tell you that it responds perfectly to values that I have developed to be the person you see today. And those values are those that guide Vision Zero.