Vision Zero has emerged as a prevention strategy internationally endorsed by International Labour Organisation (ILO) and embraced in India. It is based on the belief that all accidents, diseases, and harm at work are preventable.
This report describes that effective leadership is necessary to achieve Vision Zero. The objective of the study is to correlate the impact of leadership functions towards achievement of vision zero and to understand the impact of leadership initiatives for effective functioning of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) operational control measures and safety performance.
A key finding of the report highlights that the leadership has to realise that traditional approach alone cannot solve the OHS problems of an organization. Innovative ideas will have to be infused in the organisation. This will require an adequate awareness, communication and trust building exercise within the organisation. The leadership of an organisation has to be committed enough to promote the preventative safety and health culture to achieve vision zero.
It was unveiled at the CII Eastern Region Safety Symposium & Exposition 2018 held from 8 - 9 August 2018 at Kolkata.