Webinar, Virtual, 19 Apr 2023

How to create wellbeing at work with Vision Zero (session 2)

Title image of Vision Zero wellbeing guide

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 10:30–12:00 (UTC/GMT+2or CEST)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, German and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

This is the second of two sessions on this topic, and the first one took place on 13 April 2023 in English, French and Spanish.

People’s values, needs and approaches to work have changed over the past years and especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been found that organizational culture, work-life balance and a good social environment play a much bigger role in individuals’ decision-making when it comes to choosing employment and staying in their jobs. Employers are therefore placing more focus on recruitment and attracting talent as well as developing healthier working environments that promote safety, health and wellbeing (SHW) at work.

The Vision Zero mindset is about the journey towards a prevention culture and a higher prevention-level. It is based on the assumption that all accidents, harm and work-related ill-health are preventable. Well-being at work contributes to productivity, but also to a positive climate that transforms a passive productivity into a creative and proactive world of work, were workers and managers collaborate and take active steps to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and thus contribute to the sustainability of the workplace and their business operations.

This webinar will present the new Vision Zero Wellbeing Guide and will – by highlighting the experiences of our experts on the panel – underline the importance of promoting wellbeing at work through the development of a prevention culture and through leading by example.

Special guest

Joti Samra Dr Joti Samra, Founder, Psychological Health & Safety (PH&S) Clinic / CEO, MyWorkplaceHealth, Canada

Dr Joti Samra is a Canadian television personality who was co-host and finance expert on the docu-reality television series Million Dollar Neighbourhood on the Oprah Winfrey Network airing in Canada and the US. She holds a master's degree in clinical psychology and is a national thought leader and highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S).

Over the past two decades, she has been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada. Dr. Samra is a Founding & Ongoing Member of the CSA Technical Committee that developed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ9700-803/2013) which informed the development of the global ISO 45003:2021 standard for Psychological Health & Safety at Work.

Dr Samra is an award-winning research scientist who created Guarding Minds at Work, the Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment, and the Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment. Dr Samra and her team have extensive expertise in helping organizations implement PH&S initiatives.


Pernille Thau Pernille Thau, Department Manager, Human House, Denmark
Helmut Ehnes Helmut Ehnes, Chair of the Vision Zero Steering Committee, Secretary General of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Mining Industry

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What is wellbeing at work?
  • What are the most effectives strategies for workplaces to create a workplace culture that fosters wellbeing
  • How does Vision Zero contribute to promoting and implementing wellbeing at work


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, Secretary General, ISSA
  • Keynote introduction by Dr Samra
  • Experiences of Human House, Denmark
  • Vision Zero aspects to wellbeing
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Take away message by Dr Samra
  • Next steps & conclusions
Bernd Treichel Moderated by Bernd Treichel, Senior Officer in Social Security (Prevention), Social Security Development Branch, ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organisations and invited institutions without registration fee, and to all the Vison Zero supporters.