Safety Controversy: “Zero Harm”

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Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
ZERO HARM AND VISION ZERO Safety is an ethical responsibility. There is the belief that the only ethically and morally acceptable accident goal is: Zero; that is, one absolutely cannot allow harm, injury, or disease. On the other hand, how realistic is it to demand perfection from fallible humans, machines and systems? There are numerous organizations with a Zero Harm safety policy. For example, participating members are listed in under an umbrella organization. Whole industries have adopted Zero Harm such as the . Despite the efforts, the trend in reduction of accidents has slowed in many countries. A major reason has been rapid changes impacting the labour market such as an aging workforce, outsourcing, technologies. The concern prompted action at the XXI World Congress on Safety & Health in 2017 to launch a global . The campaign supports and complements multiple related safety and health initiatives under the common theme of “Vision Zero”. Other labels frequently used are Zero A (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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