During the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) week in Korea, two Vision Zero events took place to set the stage for discussing and developing a national Vision Zero strategy.
The Honourable Minister of Human Resources, Mr M. Kula Segaran officially launched Malaysia’s Vision Zero strategy on 10th of July 2019 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The launch, which was attended by approx. 1000 participants was organized by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) of Malaysia and culminated in the signing of a Vision Zero Resolution for Malaysia and in the establishment of Vision Zero Secretariat. The Secretariat will support the implementation of the national Vision Zero programme in Malaysia.
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The Vision Zero campaign builds on 7 Golden Rules that make it easy to take a proactive approach to safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace. The flexible and user-friendly nature of these rules, has made them very popular and through voluntary efforts the “7 Golden Rules – for zero accidents and healthy work: A guide for employers and managers” has been translated from English into 11 other languages:

The International Section of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on Prevention in Agriculture fully supports the ISSA’s Vision Zero campaign, and has developed two new guides for individual farmers and for agricultural companies to promote safety, health and well-being among agricultural workers.

More than 760 Vision Zero trainers in 100 countries play a key role in building awareness and knowledge about the 7 Golden Rules to build a workplace based on safety, health and well-being.

The Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) has called for stronger focus on developing a safety culture on the island, following a rise in work related accidents. According to a news report, seven lives have been lost in labour accidents, reversing a previous positive trend.

The 2019 edition of the Russia Health and Safety Week took place from 22 to 26 April 2019 under the theme “The Future of Occupational Safety in Russia”. During the opening session, Russian Minister of Labour and Social Protection Mr Maxim Topilin and social partner representatives discussed new strategic approaches to reach the overall objective of injury-free workplaces and congratulated the Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Mr Guy Ryder on the occasion of the ILO’s Centenary.

A forum on workplace safety “The Vision Zero strategy: benefits and opportunities for business”, was organized by LLC “Promyslova Bezpeka”, FAST and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, on April 18, 2019.

Helmut Ehnes, Secretary General of the International Section on Prevention in the Mining Industry of the International Social Security Association, presented the Vision Zero strategy to prevent workplace injuries and occupational diseases.

From 10 to 11 April 2019, the Gabon National Social Security Fund hosted the launch of the Vision Zero campaign for the Central African region.
Vision Zero now has 4007 supporters from 141 countries! Since its launch on 4 September 2017, at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, we have seen the tremendous growth and success of the campaign.