The World Day for Safety and Health at Work, or SafeDay, takes place on 28 April. On this occasion, the ILO has launched the campaign ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’. The Vision Zero community is encouraged to support the efforts to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for young people.
On 26 November 2017, Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, ISSA Secretary General, met with the Chilean Minister of Employment and Social Security, Alejandra Krauss, and the Undersecretary of Social Security, Jeannette Jara, to officially welcome the Chilean Ministry to the Vision Zero community. According to the Chilean Secretary of State, Chile is currently transforming its approach and commitment to occupational health and Vision Zero has ignited fresh passion in these efforts.
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The International Social Security Association (ISSA) had the opportunity to present the Vision Zero Campaign during the IOSH annual conference which took place form 20-21 November 2017 in Birmingham, England. Companies like Tesco and Thames Water discussed the Vision Zero campaign with Bernd Treichel, Vision Zero Expert from the ISSA, and expressed their interest in implementing the campaign in their operations by aligning it to their already existing OSH management programmes.
On November 15th, 2017, the European Aviation Group for Occupational Safety and Health (EAGOSH) generated support for Vision Zero from the safety experts in the field. Mr Martin Sobottke of the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) presented the 7 Golden Rules of Vision Zero in an industry-specific context. Mr Stefan Sauerbier, who is both a representative of DHL and the head of EAGOSH, had personally attended the Vision Zero global launch in Singapore. Now, in a more intimate setting, the experts agreed that they supported the big-picture strategy that Vision Zero provides.