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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 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.
Don’t miss a chance to give a presentation at the Vision Zero Summit in Helsinki on 12 – 14 November 2019!
Niger is joining a number of countries in integrating Vision Zero in its prevention policy, with the aim to promote safety, health and well-being at work.
The recent International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health – From “Problems to Solutions” in Mumbai, India, gathered around 1 500 prevention experts and renowned speakers from around the world. A significant highlight of the event was handing out the Prize of the Indian Safety Song and Video Contest 2019.
The first Vision Zero Global Strategy and Programme meeting was held in Geneva from 28 February to 1 March 2019. Gathering representatives from international organizations, ministries and national social security institutions from almost 20 countries, the meeting planned the next steps for the Vision Zero campaign. Initiated by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the meeting took place at the International Labour Office.