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Nov 4, 2020 | Leadership, OSH

Danish Vision Zero Council off to a flying start

On 21 October 2020 the newly established Danish Vision Zero Council had its first official meeting. 14 Safety & Health managers from international companies in Denmark participated in the meeting where inspirational presentations about the potential of prevention, knowledge sharing, and practical tools for developing a safe and healthy working culture were among the issues on the agenda.

As an active partner in the Global Vision Zero campaign, Human House took the initiative to establish a national Danish Vision Zero Council. It is the intention and purpose of the Danish Council to give ambitious international companies in Denmark the opportunity to share knowledge and inspire each other with research, prevention programmes, and measures in safety, health, and well-being in the workplace.

”The Danish Vision Zero Council has had a really promising start, and I am especially pleased and proud to see that we are joined by 14 major enterprises at our very first meeting. They come from different industries and businesses, but they all have in common the will to be ambitious when it comes to securing the safety and health of their employees,” says Lars Tornvig, director in Human House Leadership & OSH.

During the Council’s first meeting, Pete Kines from the National Research Center of Working Environment (NFA) in Denmark presented latest news from the  ISSA’s  Leading Vision Zero indicators. Pete Kines has co-authored the research on adding proactive goals to the safety and health work.

The idea is that the Danish Vision Zero Council will be linked with major global Vision Zero organisations, and in that connection Vision Zero Ambassador Hans-Horst Konkolewsky presented an update on the global campaign and how the Global Vision Zero Business Council intends to form a close cooperative effort with the Danish Vision Zero Council.

The meeting concluded with a presentation from Lars Hoffmann, Head of EHS Expert Center at Siemens, who shared facts from the Siemens Zero Harm Culture project.

“I think we came off to a flying start, and it was an absolute joy to finally gather the Danish Council. The atmosphere was positive and a lot of lively and interesting dialogue was going on,” says director Lars Tornvig.

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