On 11 May 2023, the 16th edition of the Occupational Health & Safety Forum took place in the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce with more than 300 participants.

While the morning session focused on topics such as the implementation of Vision Zero at national level, future Vision Zero projects and how to deal with near misses, the afternoon of the event was dedicated to three different technical sessions: safe working on construction sites and at height, safe working in agriculture and prevention/current challenges in the energy sector.

Mental Awareness Month is held each May and aims to raise awareness about mental health and promote understanding and support for individuals struggling with mental health conditions. Vision Zero recognizes that mental health is a crucial component of overall well-being and encourages a comprehensive approach to achieving zero harm.
At the Occupational safety and health summit in Stockholm, Sweden on 15–16 May 2023, Vision Zero took a prominent place in the discussions. The EU has placed Vision Zero at the heart of its policies in the area.
Following the success of the Vision Zero Summit Japan 2022, a global coalition has been set up to promote “Vision Zero for All” towards Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan and beyond.
On 3 May 2023, the Punjab Prevention Strategy on Safety, Health, and Wellbeing at Workplace was launched by the Labour and Human Resource Department (L&HRD) of the Government of Punjab, in a ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan. This newly developed strategical framework promotes a hazard-free work environment, focusing on safety, health, and wellbeing of workers.
| World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023

The Vision Zero strategy helps drive global efforts to promote a safe and healthy working environment. Every worker has a right to return home safe and healthy. Occupational safety and health is a fundamental principle and right.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2023 marks the milestone that the International Labour Conference decided to include “a safe and healthy working environment” in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) framework of fundamental principles and rights at work.

| New publication

The guide Beurteilung psychischer Belastungen im internationalen Umfeld (Assessment of mental stress in an international environment) was published by the International SOS Foundation in German only. It is helping to assess mental stress in the international  Environment and refers in its assessment toolkit to the Vision Zero principles.

You can download the guide form the website of the International SOS Foundation.

| International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Mining Industry
The International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Mining Industry has started a new cooperation on Vision Zero with the ICOH Scientific Committee on Mining Occupational Safety and Health (MinOSH).
| Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 29 Nov 2022

En vue de présenter l’intérêt que revêt l’approche Vision zéro pour la compétitivité et la croissance des entreprises, l'Institution de prévoyance sociale - Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale de Côte d'Ivoire (CNPS) a organisé, le mardi 29 novembre 2022, un atelier des dirigeants d’entreprises sur le thème «Leadership en santé et sécurité au travail basé sur l’approche Vision Zero: quels bénéfices pour la compétitivité et la croissance des entreprises engagées?»

On 22 and 23 September 2022, the hybrid 40th International Colloquium of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Agriculture took place at the Headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy.