Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a global campaign on prevention that was launched by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). It is a transformational approach to prevention that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health, and well-being at all levels of work. It seeks to engage organizations worldwide to cut down on occupational accidents and diseases by building a strong prevention culture that focuses on investing in the health and motivation of the workers. There are Seven Golden Rules as part of the Vision Zero campaign that aims to provide a guide for employers and managers for the occupational safety and health of employees.

Vision Zero has Seven Golden Rules:

  1. Take leadership – demonstrate commitment
  2. Identify hazards – control risks
  3. Define targets – develop programs
  4. Ensure a safe and healthy system – be well-organized
  5. Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment, and workplaces
  6. Improve qualifications – develop competence
  7. Invest in people – motivate by participation

SAA Centre for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (CIWCE).