Vision Zero means anticipation

The most important actions for safety are made before anything happens. We need proactive safety measures at work, such as risk assessments, a system for reporting near misses and incidents and forums and tools for analyzing the contributing factors.

We also need fair and open safety culture that encourages people to discuss any safety issues and share the lessons learnt. To understand safety we must also understand for example human factors and safety as a value.

Henriikka Kannisto, expert of Finnish Institute of Occupational Health