The Vision Zero Initiative
Vision Zero is a global strategy with the goal to eliminate all workplace accidents, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all levels of work. Just one occupational accident or illness is too many yet in 2019-20, in Great Britain alone, 693,000 working people sustained an injury at work and 38.8 million working days were lost due to work-related illness or injury1.
Prevent workplace accidents
The Vision Zero program is based on the belief that all workplace accidents, injuries and work-related illness are preventable if companies are committed to the three core values of Vision Zero: safety, health and wellbeing. As customers improve their safety strategies, Dräger can help them every step of the way in implementing their own Vision Zero prevention strategy.
Workplace hazard communication
Safety training and education are crucial to the success of Vision Zero. The human factor in mistakes which lead to accidents cannot be underestimated. It is vital that workers are instructed on how to use safety products, follow processes and what to do in case of emergencies. Continuous workplace safety awareness, including courses with occupational health and safety certification and training on chemical safety, all help prevent accidents from occurring in the future.
Near miss incident
The OSHA define a near miss as “an incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred.” It is essential that every dangerous occurrence is systematically reported so workers can all learn from one another and not repeat the same mistakes.
Customised safety consultancy
Every workplace and work situation is different. To achieve the goals of the Vision Zero initiative, customised safety planning and consultancy is essential. Dräger’s safety experts use their know-how and experience to guide customers with comprehensive safety planning and support and individually tailored solutions for implementing Vision Zero goals in each work environment. Work-related accidents and illnesses can be prevented with expert occupational health consulting.