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Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky


International ORP Foundation (FIORP)

Topic: Implementation of Vision Zero in Enterprises: From Vision to Reality

Health and sustainability have become top priories for businesses across the globe, as their overwhelming interest in joining the ISSA’s Vision Zero campaign clearly demonstrates. Safety, health and wellbeing are increasingly becoming an integrated part of the organizational culture as businesses recognize that their success depends more than ever on people. During the session senior OSH managers will share valuable insights and practical experiences from the Vision Zero journey of their companies. Special focus will be given the critical role of the leadership and the empowerment and active involvement of all employees in developing a prevention culture based on Vision Zero. The session will also explore how the Vision Zero mind-set can be promoted and developed in all business activities and at all locations of a company, and how it can be cascaded to all business partners, including supplier (sub)contractors and where relevant customers. Finally, as the world of work is changing dramatically due to the emerging digital economy, the related risks and opportunities for safety, health and wellbeing at work and thus for implementing Vision Zero will be discussed, and practical solutions be presented.

Sub chairs
Franco Dutto Japan
Franco Dutto
Tsubaki Nakashima
Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Sustainability Officer
Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Malcolm Staves France
Malcolm Staves
Global Vice President Health & Safety
Session 1: A Corporate mind-set of people centric health, safety & wellbeing.

In 2020, L’Oréal, as many other companies saw the value of its shares fall as Covid-19 traversed the world  However, as many parts of the world eased lockdowns and entered their “new normal”,  L’Oréal is recognized as one of the most successful companies to survive the pandemic and Malcolm believes this is because L’Oréal firmly puts its people and their health, safety and wellbeing  in the centre.

Malcolm will discuss L’Oréal  approach to people sustainability, putting people in the centre and extending their culture of caring beyond the gates of L’Oréal.

He will give an overview of the critical and central role of the global Occupational Health & Safety network as a strategic  business partner and how the profession needs to evolve to be “future fit”  so it is more flexible and adaptable to both business and society needs in our VUCA world.

Alberto Schiavon Italy
Alberto Schiavon
Group Safety Manager
Session 1: A corporate mind-set where people come first

Pirelli, a Pure Consumer Tyre Company, with a particular focus on the High Value tyre market. With 19 production plants in 12 countries and a commercial presence in over 160, Pirelli has around 30,500 employees.

Pirelli’s commitment to the creation of sustainable value that characterizes the Company’s responsible management and its economic, social and environmental performance has resulted in its inclusion in some of the world’s most prestigious sustainability stock market indices.

The success of Pirelli is based on its values and on people value. According to this approach Pirelli implemented and and is pursuing the Excellence in safety program where people, are the main actors on workplace safety management. In more than 10 years of program several actions allowed to improve the safety culture and consequently the performance. In this experience people remain the key: as addressee, actors and leaders.

Ivan Puentes Arango Colombia
Ivan Puentes Arango
Grupo Energía Bogotá
Group H&S Manager
Session 1: A corporate mind-set where people come first
Manfred Schoch Germany
Manfred Schoch
Chairman of BMW Group Works Council
Session 2: Vision Zero - both safety, health and wellbeing
Franco Dutto Japan
Franco Dutto
Tsubaki Nakashima
Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Sustainability Officer
Session 2: Vision Zero - both safety, health and wellbeing

Tsubaki Nakashima is a global Company producing a broad range of high-quality precision balls, rollers, ball screws and other mechanical parts, and it’s a known brand in the Medical Devices and Ceramic business.

The Company has an Integrated Corporate Governance System aiming to continue to grow as an environmentally responsible and ethically aware business, sustaining transparency and good governance, using the Vision Zero’s approach. We are committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions, responsibly respecting the environment, in compliance with the requirements, encouraging the active participation of Employees.

The people who work with us have understood that this is a challenge that will allow us to build our future, they know that destiny is in the hands of each person, made up of small things and small gestures; they know that we have to play our part as protagonists of change, simply because the company is made up of people.

Norhazlina Mydin Malaysia
Norhazlina Mydin
Head, HSSE Change & Communications Group HSSE
Session 2: Vision Zero - both safety, health and wellbeing
Josep Maria Verdejo Spain
Josep Maria Verdejo
Session 3: Building an inclusive prevention culture
Thomas Tarp Denmark
Thomas Tarp
Senior Director ,Global EHS
Session 3: Building an inclusive prevention culture
Lars Hoffmann Germany
Lars Hoffmann
Head of EHS Expert Center
Session 4: Digitalization for prevention
Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Session 4: Digitalization for prevention
Takashi Kawata Japan
Takashi Kawata
Shimizu Corporation
Session 4: Digitalization for prevention

Ockert Dupper
Ockert Dupper

South Africa

International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Global Programme Manager

Topic: Making global supply chains safer

Each morning, somewhere in the world, 1,000 people leave home for work and don’t come back, and another 6500 people die daily from diseases contracted as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity. These are the people who make our clothes. Grow the beans for our coffee. Construct the buildings in which we live and work. They need safe, healthy workplaces, and deserve our shared commitment to improving health and safety up and down the global supply chain. The G-7-mandated and ILO-administered Vision Zero Fund (VZF) mobilize governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to make real, measurable improvements in worker health and safety where they are most needed. Working at all levels of the supply chain, from factories and fields to governments and global enterprises, the VZF strategically target sectors and regions where it believes it can make a positive difference.

This session will be divided into two parts. Part I will discuss what global buyers can do to improve safety and health along global supply chains, especially when operating in countries with weak or deficient national safety and health and employment injury protection schemes. Part II is dedicated to a discussion of Vision Zero Fund’s efforts to make global supply chains safer. It will highlight good practices and achievements, but also identify endemic challenges that will require the collective action of all stakeholders, including multinational enterprises and OSH practitioners, to address.

Ockert Dupper South Africa
Ockert Dupper
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Global Programme Manager
Mariana Infante Colombia
Mariana Infante
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Myanmar Senior Technical Officer
Anne Marie La Rosa Canada
Anne Marie La Rosa
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Policy, Legal and Labour Rights Specialist
Making global supply chains safer and healthier: the role of business
Ockert Dupper South Africa
Ockert Dupper
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Global Programme Manager
Yessica Calvario Mexico
Yessica Calvario
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Mexico Project Manager
Rodrigo Mogrovejo Bolivia
Rodrigo Mogrovejo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Latin America Project Manager
Kristina Kurths Germany
Kristina Kurths
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Vietnam Project Manager
Mariana Infante Colombia
Mariana Infante
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Myanmar Senior Technical Officer
Bernard Foe Cameroon
Bernard Foe
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Madagascar Project Manager
Evans Lwanga Zambia
Evans Lwanga
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Ethiopia Project Manager
Making supply chains safer through collective action: Results from the work of Vision Zero Fund

Tamio Tanikawa
Tamio Tanikawa


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Deputy Director, Research Center Team Leader

Topic: Mobility/Auto-mobile/Auto-Guided-Vehicle (AGV)

With the advancement of AI technology, the expectation of automated driving has been increasing. Human recognition technology is not only being used for automated driving in automobiles, but also for AGVs in factories as well. As a result, the use of autonomous mobile robots is expected to advance in a variety of fields. In this session, we will have an introduction to the technologies and applications for moving mobile robots more safely in spaces where people coexist, including automated driving, and confirm the direction of necessary safety technologies.

Hirohisa Hirukawa Japan
Hirohisa Hirukawa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Invited Senior Researcher, Information Technology and Human Factors
Safety of Mobile Vehicles - among Automobiles and Robots –

This talk presents the safety of mobile vehicles among automobiles and robots.  There are various types from automobiles to robots depending on the sizes, speeds, and purposes of the vehicles.  The type shall determine traffic laws and safety standards applied to a vehicle as well as a type approval of a government and safety certification.  The talk introduces the taxonomy of the types, laws and standards, and concluded by perspectives.

Emma Johansson Sweden
Emma Johansson
Technology Specialist: Human factors and automation
Towards Vision Zero – Human Factors and Automation

Volvo Group offers trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Volvo is committed to increase safety both with regards to our workplace as well as to the environments where our products are used. Volvo’s founders put SAFER as a top priority back in 1927 and we see collaboration with road authorities, research organizations and other vehicle manufacturers as key to reach our safety vision. We want to understand the casual factors to why accidents occur and when things go right. We see human error as a symptom, not a cause, of a system which needs to be re-designed. We also acknowledge that human behavior is variable. Humans can be both bad and extremely good at handling decision making and anticipate upcoming events and behavior of other road users. A key design principle is to make sure people and our developed technology together can avoid critical situations. Different design principles for advanced driver-assistance systems and higher levels of automation are presented.

Hiroki Murakami Japan
Hiroki Murakami
IHI Corporation
Technical Advisor of Corporate Research & Development
Challenge for Field Robotics~ Changing Outdoor Works ~
Tomonori Sanada Japan
Tomonori Sanada
Associate Officer Deputy Group Manager Product Planning Group,Sales Group Robot Business Division 
The necessity of international standards and regulations for social implementation of cobots

The work environment of robots will spread in environment of the human coexistence from the factory.
However, system integrators should deal with company’s own rules to manage robots in the factory, and the jurisdiction administration and laws and regulations to manage robots in the environment outside the factory are not fixed.
When the robot system should deal with diverse conditions, it causes design cost rising and obstructs the spread of robot business.
If there are the international standards such as performance indexes for each work environment, development speed will improve as well as cost reduction.

Walter Eichendorf Germany
Walter Eichendorf
Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
Vision Zero, Road Safety and the Way to Automated Driving

This presentation explains the strategy of Vision Zero concerning road safety. It demonstrates how much the way towards automated driving corresponds with the way towards Vision Zero. Using experiences from Germany and from the EU the presentation demonstrates that applying ten measures, only, some 90 percent of fatal and severe road accidents can be prevented. We know how to prevent nearly all fatal and severe road accidents, but we must bring this knowledge on the road!

Yutaka Hiwatashi Japan
Yutaka Hiwatashi
Subaru Corporation
Technical supervisor, Technical Division
"A car that doesn't collide?"The secret of "EyeSight" created by SUBARU

Since the early days of Subaru, we have been striving for high safety performance based on the concept “Technology is for people”. The safety philosophy that has been handed down from generation to generation has led to the realization of Subaru’s unique “EyeSight” driving support system, which aims to “prevent collisions” in the first place. In this session, I explain the 30-year development history of EyeSight and the future of automated driving technology.

Hiroaki Kita Japan
Hiroaki Kita
Corporate Officer, Safety and Health Management
Strategies to Improve Safety of Daifuku

Daifuku manages safety in five-phase, aiming for zero accidents.

This time, I will introduce three examples of strategies.

1. Qualification acquisition and status of safety assessor.
2. Safety activities and status of overseas affiliates and Local employees.
3. Traffic accident and status of use of drive recorders as safety measures for company cars.

Hisashi Ichijo Japan
Hisashi Ichijo
Toyota Industries Corporation
Senior Executive Officer
A.I. Teamlogistics

We will introduce our company, case studies, and the vision of logistics in 2030 under the theme of “AI Teamlogistics,” focusing on our efforts to ensure worker safety, health, and a better working environment in the logistics industry.

Toyota Industries Corporation was founded in 1926 by Sakichi Toyoda to manufacture and sell the automatic looms which he had invented and perfected. Since that time Toyota Industries has promoted diversification and expanded the scope of its business domains to include textile machinery, automobiles such as vehicles, engines, car air-conditioning compressors and so on, materials handling equipment, and electronics.
Regarding the Vision Zero initiatives, some case studies are presented with the key words “zero accidents,” “zero emissions,” and “zero complaints.
Finally we present the next generation of teamwork logistics between workers and automated working environment, using cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, as our 2030 Vision.

Stuart Hughes United Kingdom
Stuart Hughes
AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Head of Health and Safety
Creating Sustainable Resilience in OSH

Stuart Hughes, Head of Health and Safety for Mercedes AMG PETRONAS FORMULA ONE TEAM, provides an insight into the workings the eight times consecutive World Champions. This presentation explores how OSH aligns and integrates into their high-performance environment, delivering on track performance. Focusing on leading with intent, performance under pressure, OSH leadership and empowering the employee voice. This presentation takes you behind the scenes and trackside, with insights from the Teams Leadership and employees to provide an understanding of how OSH is viewed as an enabler and can be utilised to deliver a competitive advantage in one of the sport’s most competitive environments.

Marvin Cheng United States of America
Marvin Cheng
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
General Research Engineer/Team Lead of Safety Control Team
Understanding Safety and Trust of Human-Robot Interaction

The rapid growth of industrial applications using mobile and collaborative robots has generated new safety concerns in various workspaces. Though corresponding safety standards have regulated how a robot reacts when human workers are presented in a collaborative environment, physical characteristics and moving trajectories of robotic devices and end effectors can affect the trust in human-robot interaction. To provide a safe and comfortable workspace for human workers, it is necessary to understand the concerns of human workers while interacting with robotic devices. To enhance worker trust in the human-robots interaction, adequate interaction model needs to be integrated in robot operations. The research activities in this study adopted different machine vision techniques to acquire the movements of both robots and human workers in the same workspace. With the assistance of the adopted machine learning algorithms, both safety and trust can be taken into account.

Aaron Prather United States of America
Aaron Prather
Senior Technical Advisor
Autonomous Vehicles and Robots at FedEx

FedEx touches 99% of the world’s GDP. Moving millions of packages a day takes not only a lot of people, but a lot of automation and robotics. In this presentation, R&D Senior Advisor Aaron Prather, pulls back the curtain to show how robots and automation are getting your package to you on time and safely.

Takashi Kawata
Takashi Kawata


Shimizu Corporation

Topic: Construction Industry: Improvement of OSH and Productivity

It is very important thing that to increase productivity and provide our clients with low-cost, high-quality constructions in corporations. But it’s needed to enormous effort to build a structure at a low cost, or keeping swift pace, while ensuring safety. What this means is that we have to ensure both safety and productivity as we can’t afford to cause our clients inconvenience, such as delays in construction schedules due to ensure safety. That’s why we in the construction industry are implementing initiatives to make Safety Improvement and Improvement productivity coexist. In short, we would like to discuss the coexistence of Improvement productivity and Safety Improvement in the corporations in this session. We would also like to set a slogan as a goal for the session. Finally, through these discussions, we aim to promote awareness that contributes to the promotion of the SDGs and to the realization of well-being.

Sub chairs
Pete Kines Denmark
Pete Kines
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Senior Researcher, Safety Culture and Accidents
Yoshitaka Morito Japan
Yoshitaka Morito
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Director of Engineering Affairs Division
Promoting i-Construction and improving safety at construction site
Naotaka Kikkawa Japan
Naotaka Kikkawa
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher
Issues and Future on Occupational Safety of Construction Industry in Japan

Currently, the main role and responsibility for health and safety during construction in Japan lies with the contractor. However, if safety during construction is taken into consideration from the upstream stage of a construction project, more definitive safety measures can be taken. Therefore, in this study, we investigated overseas good practices and collected the good examples of safety considerations during construction from the design stage. As a result, it was found that Europe, the U.S., Singapore, and other countries are promoting social frameworks that consider safety during construction from the design stage. This presentation systematically summarizes these findings and discusses the future prospects for the construction industry in Japan.

Hiroshi Hashimoto Japan
Hiroshi Hashimoto
General Manager, Facilities Management Office, Facilities Division
Making expressway safer by adapting Safety 2.0 (Collaborative Safety)

West Nippon Expressway Engineering Kansai is a group company of West Nippon Expressway Company Limited, which is responsible for the maintenance and management of expressway in the West Japan region.

In order to contribute to the development of local communities and the improvement of people’s lives, the NEXCO West Group is working tirelessly to ensure the safety, comfort, punctuality and reliability of expressways.

In this presentation, the latest tunnel lighting system that encourages drivers to take safe actions through dynamic lighting control, and the warning system that incorporates sensors into traffic control equipment to protect workers in the traffic control area from unexpected accidents, as well as other advanced technologies in the expressway industry that we have adopted in recent years to achieve a higher level of safety and security will be explained.


Hidesato Kojima Japan
Hidesato Kojima
Shimizu Corporation
General Manager, Civil Engineering Division
Bringing Safety 2.0 technology to civil engineering sites to improve safety and security in the workplace

In Japan, while the working-age population is drastically decreasing, fatal and serious accidents in the construction industry account for about 40% of all industrial accidents. In order to establish a safe and security workplace in the construction industry, more advanced safety support systems are needed.

The innovative safety support system will be realized by managing the construction production process as a Digital Twin (Cyber-Physical System). By connecting the digital data of people, machines, and workplace obtained through the latest ICT and IoT to the platform, an organic linkage between cyber construction and physical construction will become possible.

We will introduce a proof of concept called Shimz XXR Vision that provides a safe and security in the workplace.

Satoru Miura Japan
Satoru Miura
Kajima Corporation
Principle Researcher
Development of an automated construction system - Aiming for a dramatic increase in productivity and safety
Wang Jian China
Wang Jian
China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC)
Vice President
Promoting safe development, driving high-quality enterprise development
Susie Hardie Austria
Susie Hardie
Schwarz Hara Consult
Senior Scientific and Technical Consultant
Improving safety while minimising environmental impacts: reassessing radwaste disposal​

It is recognised that expanding nuclear power is an essential component of moving towards Vision Zero, but this requires public acceptance. One of the greatest barriers to this is assuring the safe management of all resultant radioactive wastes. Geological disposal is essential to such management, but most current concepts were developed decades ago and focused on the fundamental feasibility of implementation, rather than optimisation, to improve safety and environmental impacts (especially for construction). In this paper, the fundamentals of geological disposal are re-assessed – with a focus on the particularly challenging boundary conditions in Japan, and, by using knowledge management tools to facilitate lateral thinking, the potential for major performance gains is illustrated.

Dietmar Elsler Germany
Dietmar Elsler
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
Project Manager | Prevention and Research Unit
LIFT-OSH: Leverage instruments for OSH through supply chain initiatives in the construction sector

The objective of the project is to inspire mutual international learning about effective market leverage instruments for occupational safety and health (OSH) in supply chains in the construction industry.

First a comprehensive literature review will analyse the state of research regarding market leverage covering both empirical and more generic and theory-based studies. At a second stage more than 30 case studies from several European countries will analyse buyer-supplier dyads regarding best practices. The lessons learned of the project will be shared in a series of interactive workshops with key European stakeholders, such as social partners, enterprises and labour inspectorates.

Karl-Heinz Noetel Germany
Karl-Heinz Noetel
ISSA Section on Prevention in the Construction Industry
Vision Zero tools used and developed by the ISSA Construction Section

The role of the Section ISSA-Construction is primary to ensure the supervision on the state of practice and knowledge and contribute to the implementation of best practices taking into account the socio-economic and cultural context of the countries in the world.

The fatality rate in the field of construction is still higher than that in other industries.

With its prevention strategy “Vision Zero” ISSA Construction ─ by using appropriate preventive measures ─ seeks to create a working environment where no individual is injured or killed at work nor suffers from serious injuries or occupational diseases. To achieve this, ISSA Construction are using the seven Golden Rules as a basis and describes measures which contribute to meeting the named objectives.

Pete Kines Denmark
Pete Kines
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Senior Researcher, Safety Culture and Accidents
Key performance indicators for integrating safety, health and wellbeing in construction business processes

There is a need for integrating ‘proactive’ key performance indicators (KPI) for safety, health and wellbeing (SHW) into construction business process, as supplements to traditional ‘reactive’ indicators such as injuries (accidents) and sickness absence.  A selection of proactive and leading KPIs will be presented, such as following up and learning from toolbox meetings and safety rounds, which have shown to be effective in preventing construction injuries in many countries. Additional KPIs can deal with integrating SHW in on-boarding, (refresher) training, procurement, as well as leadership commitment and worker involvement, and can be adapted to small, medium and large construction companies.

Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Digital Solutions for Construction on Uncertainty Scenarios

Along 2020 and due to the pandemic rules, we have had to balance two different streams: First at all Infrastructures, Construction and Operation have been considered essential activities all around the world. Not only civil works but also water supply, ports, railways became critical services for the society.

But on the other side, mobility was seriously restricted and the expert physical assistance to sites and projects was seriously limited.

In that scenario, technology based on VR, AR and IoT has been rapidly incorporated to OHS practices and procedures.

Today, we have implemented a set of new solutions that allows Acciona to maintain the highest standards of technical support, audit processes and control of the highest challenging activities as heavy constructions, mining, bridges and other risky activities as infrastructures maintenance under remote on line capability to act and support our local resources with the best experts wherever they are in any moment.

The future will recover presential activities but the resources for monitoring in real time all the activities globally will remain and will change the OHS policies and personal skills.

Sabine Herbst Germany
Sabine Herbst
German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
Dep. Section Manager Strategic Co-operation
An open error culture: learning opportunity for companies

A culture of prevention depends to a large extent on how errors and undesirable events are dealt with. In companies with an open error culture, errors are seen as learning opportunities. This is the case when the working atmosphere allows employees and supervisors to talk about mistakes without fear in order to learn from them. An open discussion of mistakes and their systematic evaluation can help prevent worse accidents from happening in the future and can lead to new ideas or even innovations. An open error culture goes hand in hand with other characteristics of a positive corporate culture: respectful interaction and a trusting working atmosphere. As role models, managers play a decisive role in shaping the corporate culture and thus also the error culture. For employees, on the other hand, it must be predictable what happens when something goes wrong.

Paul Gordon Haining United States of America
Paul Gordon Haining
Chief Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Digitizing PDCA

This presentation will cover how Skanska has digitized it’s ISO 45001 / 14001 providing a completely paperless management system that covers all environmental health and safety aspects of their business (Including COVID-19 aspects of risk and associated control processes)   The digitized software platform “PlanIt” has been developed internally at Skanska and is utilized from corporate level down to craft worker (Including Subcontractors) using mobile devices to identify risk factors and associated means and methods to mitigate using the most current best practices within the company data repository.   The control processes are continually enhanced and updated using a digital update feedback loop that follows the PDCA continuous improvement cycle ensuring both legal compliance and best practice applications are in place at all times.  The PlanIt program has been developed to be used in design, pre-construction and execution phases following the hierarchy of control model and has integrated remote video auditing (RVA) and artificial / human intelligence check function that feeds data and video snapshots of complaint and non-compliant behaviors to the frontline workers and supervision / project management.  This digital “Check” function is proving to be groundbreaking in changing worker behavior and advancing new technology at the cutting edge of the construction industry and holds huge potential for multi-industry application using predictive analysis that incorporates leading and lagging indicator assessment that optimizes schedule, quality, safety and profitability outcomes.

A H Khan India
A H Khan
Larsen & Toubro
Vice President & Head – Operations (Mumbai)
Commitment is key to well-being

India’s GDP has seen sustainable growth in recent years with flurry of activities in infrastructure sector.

Larsen & Toubro is pioneering the construction landscape of India.

With substantial unskilled and untrained workforce the construction is quite challenging.

With clear management mandate; innovative methods; robust incident investigation and digital intervention, L&T is driving towards its mission of “LIVE INJURY FREE EACH DAY”.

Its top management believes in training its workforce to create a safe and healthy work environment by shaping policy framework of the nation.

Commitment drives the policy and implementation is the key to well-being.

Rene Leblanc
Rene Leblanc


International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
IOHA Past-President 2020

Topic: Health/Hygiene/COVID19

The World is facing the worst pandemic for over a Century with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.   Many countries faced the pandemic with different approaches as something this importance has never been experienced before.   We will discuss and learned from the best practices, and less good experiences, that was implemented in different countries.  Before this pandemic, ILO had estimated that approximately 2,8 millions workers were already dying from their work, mostly from  non-communicable disease (asbestosis, silicosis, lung cancer, etc.)  The experience and lessons learned from Covid-19 must be applied to continue protecting general population and workers from hazards, We will finally discuss in this session about how we can better protect workers and population’s health from their work, life habits, their cultural legacy and their environment.

Sub chairs
Peter Jacobs South Africa
Peter Jacobs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Dorothy Amaleck Ngajilo Tanzania
Dorothy Amaleck Ngajilo
World Health Organization (WHO)
Consultant, Occupational and Workplace Health
Scaling up efforts for building health, safety and wellbeing in healthcare establishments

The health sector is one of the most hazardous sectors with health workers facing a range of occupational hazards and associated health risks. While contributing to the enjoyment of the right to health for all, health workers should also enjoy the right to healthy and safe working conditions to maintain their own health. This session will feature WHO and ILO tools, and recommendations for the protection of health and safety of health workers, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joaquim Pintado Nunes Portugal
Joaquim Pintado Nunes
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Officer in Charge, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch,
The multifaceted dimensions of COVID-19 From crisis to opportunity
Jukka Takala Finland
Jukka Takala
International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
Zero Injuries, Diseases and Disorders at Work

Latest Global Estimates of 2021 indicate that 2.9 million workers die every year (2019 data), the number has gone up from 2.78 in 2017 data released by ILO. The global GDP lost by mortality and disability at work has risen from 3.9 % of the global GDP to 5.4%, mainly due to new method calculation of the loss caused by psychosocial risks not earlier estimated.

Zero harm can be approached better when preparedness and anticipation of emerging risks, such as those by biological factors and climate change are taken seriously into account in planning. 

Walter Ricciardi Italy
Walter Ricciardi
World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)
Fighting Covid 19: the experience of the first affected country after China

Italy was the first country affected by Covid after China and was forced to take unprecedented containment and mitigation actions, at least in a western democratic country. The first lockdown of an entire community of 60 million inhabitants, the race to equip themselves with masks and ventilators, public health measures, the largest vaccination campaign in Europe, the fight against fake news and vaccination hesitancy. The lessons learned have been many but they are not easy to implement and the challenge continues.

Peter Jacobs South Africa
Peter Jacobs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
A Global Perspective on Occupational Hygiene: Current and Future

The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) represents more than 35 member associations from across the globe and aims to achieve synergy and promote the profession and improve workplace health across the globe. This presentation provides a status overview of current global occupational hygiene demographics and aims to also provide a perspective on what is required to take occupational hygiene into the future to help eliminate work related ill health and disease.

Dooyong Park South Korea
Dooyong Park
Asian Network Occupational Hygiene (ANOH)
Development of new chemical monitoring systems in the workplace: Remote, real-time monitoring system and self-monitoring assistance system

A remote real-time monitoring system was developed to overcome the limited accessibility of industrial hygienists to the workplace due to COVID-19. The monitor consists of three sensors and 5G communication chipset. The sensing signals from the site are transmitted to the server system for interpretation and appropriate feedback. Also, a self-monitoring assistance system was developed for SMEs’ workers.

Audrey Tang Republic of China (Taiwan)
Audrey Tang
Public Digital Innovation Space
Digital Minister of Taiwan
Digital Social Innovation

When we see “internet of things”, let’s make it an internet of beings.

When we see “virtual reality”, let’s make it a shared reality.

When we see “machine learning”, let’s make it collaborative learning.

When we see “user experience”, let’s make it about human experience.

When we hear “the singularity is near”, let us remember: the Plurality is here.

Norman Khoza South Africa
Norman Khoza
African Union Development Agency (AUDA)
Senior Program Officer
The rise of occupational hygiene in Africa: a call for meaningful collaboration amid COVID-19

The arrival of COVID-19 had a mix of both good and not so good impacts on the development of occupational hygiene professionals in Africa. Firstly, due to a sloppy science on the role of fomite and aerosol transmission, the ceasing of capacity development programs through collaborations. On the other hand, it later provided a platform to accelerate the professions’ ongoing growth prospects. The presentation will focus on AUDA-NEPAD’s work, challenges, and opportunities amidst COVID-19.

Megumi Teshima Japan
Megumi Teshima
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Board Member. Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University
How can we leverage Covid experience to improve worldwide Occupational health and safety (OHS)

ICN was the first organization to systematically analyse data on nurse COVID-19 related infections and deaths. The presentation will share this work and all what has been done by ICN to respond to the pandemic and show how nursing organizations are ensuring the retention of the nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic and improve occupational health and safety.

Maggie Graf Switzerland
Maggie Graf
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
Vice President and Secretary General
Using a work system approach to design safe and healthy work: Integrating Human Factors/Ergonomics principles

Covid-19 abruptly changed working conditions, often for the worse, in several work sectors and increased awareness of health risks. To tackle the new risks, Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) provides perspectives and methodologies to address the new challenges. HFE is a design driven discipline that focuses on how humans interact with and within work systems. The aim is to find ways to avoid elements that can overwhelm the mental and physical capabilities and reduce the well-being of working people by focusing on the work system holistically rather than individual risks.

Alan Stevens
Alan Stevens

United Kingdom

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Head of Strategic Engagement

Topic: Future business leaders: achieving healthier performance and productivity

Global trends are shaping a new world of work, with changes in workplace demographics, technology and working practices, as well as responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, putting increasing pressure on businesses to operate sustainably and responsibly. As a consequence, managers and leaders must now focus not only on what results are delivered, but how those results are obtained. At the heart of this is good OSH practice and this should be part of every manager’s and leader’s accountability. Without exception, good sustainable businesses invest in the safety and the physical and mental health and wellbeing of their people. They plan and pursue their objectives in ways that prevent harm and provide benefits. Managers and leaders must progress beyond simple regulatory compliance to understand instead how the wellbeing of their staff can deliver reputational and competitive advantages. They must look outward and care about the communities in which they operate. They need to work to mitigate their impacts on the environment and society, and they consider the principle of social good in all that they do. Businesses like these seek leaders and managers who are constantly proactive in finding ways to grow and improve. They seek leaders and managers who look to the long term and actively plan for change. The leaders and managers they attract will build resilient organizations which gain enviable reputations and win more business. These entities will find it easier to recruit and retain great people, to make better client relationships and they are championed by their local community. In summary, good businesses are more successful when placing OSH at the heart of their management and leadership frameworks. This panel session discusses the core competencies required to deliver excellent OSH performance in work settings, and it showcases examples of how outstanding OSH leadership and management practices have been driven throughout their corporate DNA

Sub chairs
Marijana Zivkovic Mtegha United Kingdom
Marijana Zivkovic Mtegha
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Strategic Engagement Manager
Griet Cattaert Belgium
Griet Cattaert
United Nations Global Compact
Head of Labour Rights
Kerrie Waring United Kingdom
Kerrie Waring
International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
Chief Executive Officer
Sakon Uda Japan
Sakon Uda
Ebara Corporation
Independent Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors (Retired in March 2022)
Susumu Amano Japan
Susumu Amano
Corporate Executive Officer, Head of Employee Success Unit
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher United Kingdom
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Chief Executive
Discussion Topic 1 - Driving OSH through Corporate Governance and Sustainability Principles: How do we influence the boardroom?

This panel session specifically focuses on driving OSH through corporate governance and sustainability – how do we influence the boardroom so that OSH is at the heart of and in the DNA of the organization from the very top down.

Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed Malaysia
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
CEO / Director General
Martina Macphersen United Kingdom
Martina Macphersen
Global Head of ESG Strategy
Busola Alofe Nigeria
Busola Alofe
YF Talent Partners
Principal Partner
Robyn Bennett New Zealand
Robyn Bennett
New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM)
Discussion Topic 2 - The Healthy Profit: A business case for OSH leadership

This panel will further discuss a business case for OSH leadership, arguing for a Healthy Profit as a way to achieving responsible, sustainable national and corporate success, among other things looking at the importance of reporting metrics on OSH.

Ockert Dupper South Africa
Ockert Dupper
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Global Programme Manager
Felix Nii Tettey Oku Philippines
Felix Nii Tettey Oku
Asian Development Bank
Senior Safeguard Specialist
Sittichoke Huckuntod United States of America
Sittichoke Huckuntod
Health and Safety Director
Lesley Kavanagh United States of America
Lesley Kavanagh
Senior Director, Partner Responsibility
Arif Zaman United Kingdom
Arif Zaman
Commonwealth Businesswomen's Network
Executive Director
Discussion Topic 3 - Supply chains: The role of management and leadership in moving towards Vision Zero

This panel session discusses the complexities in improving OSH across key supply chains, and it showcases examples of how the ILO Vision Zero Fund focuses on improving OSH in key sectors, how investors such as ADB support good OSH practice in their projects and will also showcase outstanding OSH practices that have been driven throughout a collaborative manufacturing process.  We conclude this session with views on the OSH and supply chain related challenges faced by businesswomen and female workers across the Commonwealth.

Ivan D. Ivanov, MD, PhD Bulgaria
Ivan D. Ivanov, MD, PhD
World Health Organization (WHO)
Head, Occupational and Workplace Health, WHO Headquarters
Louise Hosking United Kingdom
Louise Hosking
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
IOSH President. Director/Owner of Hosking Associates & OneWISH
Bernd Treichel Switzerland
Bernd Treichel
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention and Social Security
Richard Bate United Kingdom
Richard Bate
FIA Formula E
MD of Intuition Strategic Consulting Ltd and Principal OSH Consultant at the FIA Formula E World Championship Race Series
Discussion Topic 4 - Safe and healthy world of work: Addressing the challenges of dissemination of OSH resources to all

In this last panel discussion, we will try to bring the previous three discussions into a very practical focal point and discuss what can be done collectively to help advance the core competencies required to deliver excellent OSH performance in ALL work settings – especially in hard-to-reach working settings, like SMEs, along the supply chains. The key message is that “no one can thrive unless we are all safe”, so it is our moral imperative collectively to strive towards a safe and healthy world of work for all.

Bernd Treichel
Bernd Treichel


International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention and Social Security

Topic: Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators

The Proactive Leading Indicators are offered by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) as a free supplementary tool for every enterprise and organization committed to VISION ZERO, be they advanced or beginner, large or small, local or international. The Proactive Leading Indicators can be used for multiple purposes: improving safety, health and wellbeing, working towards external business relations and supply chains, or for benchmarking purposes. They were developed by sourcing information and evidence from leading VISION ZERO organizations, scientific literature, publications from other reputable sources (e.g. national agencies, industry), and the expertise and experience available in the project team and steering committee. The session will showcase the science behind the indicators, offer practical solutions and provide application examples and results achieved by companies.

Sub chairs
Toru Sugimoto Japan
Toru Sugimoto
JGC Holdings Corporation
Corporate HSE Manager
Bernd Treichel Switzerland
Bernd Treichel
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention and Social Security
Gerard Zwetsloot Netherlands
Gerard Zwetsloot
Gerard Zwetsloot Research & Consultancy
Research Team Leader of the ISSA Vision Zero Indicator Project
The Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators
José Raul González Guatemala
José Raul González
Cementos Progreso S.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Vision Zero at Cementos Progreso
Yves Yéboué Kouamé Côte d´Ivoire
Yves Yéboué Kouamé
Caisse Nationale de Prevoyance Sociale (CNPS)
Director of Prevention and Promotion
Benchmarking Vision Zero in Côte d’Ivoire
Jillian Hamilton Australia
Jillian Hamilton
Manage Damage
Managing Director
Company examples in Australia
Ehi Iden Nigeria
Ehi Iden
OSH Africa
Vision Zero – the African experience
Toru Sugimoto Japan
Toru Sugimoto
JGC Holdings Corporation
Corporate HSE Manager
Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators and Their Application in the Construction Industry

Rieko Hojo
Rieko Hojo


National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher, associate professor

Topic: Think of Human Factors -Toward the realization of a safe, secure and well-being society

In this Session, human factors about safety, health and happiness will be discussed. In addition, not only these three factors but also well-being at work would be the topic of this session. In this session six authorities of Human Factors would give talks.

A principle of human behavior from a research field called [Behavior analysis] and some examples of experiment using the principle would be introduced.  Also, specialists of Human Factors at National Institutes of France and Finland will introduce research outcomes, such as technologies in the transport and logistics sector,  and human-focused work practices in nuclear maintenance operations from human side. Then, a chief consultant from venerable Danish consultant company in working environment and management will introduce Proactive Leader Indicator (PLI) leading to worker well-being. In addition, a researcher having background in human geography and cultural anthropology, will show results from explored the fields of social housing relocation projects, peri-urban disaster management, water governance and volumetric urbanism. Our common focus and goal are better, safer, happier lives and higher well-beings of human at work. In the future, it will be necessary not only to prevent accidents and ensure safety, but also to change social systems to directions toward happiness and welfare through a positive cycle such as rewards not punishment. For that reason, research on human factors will become important in the future.

Marilu Melo Zurita Australia
Marilu Melo Zurita
Community Engagement and Risk Reduction
Christoph Bordlein Germany
Christoph Bordlein
University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt (FHW-S)
Fundamentals of Behavior Based Safety (BBS)
Anna-Maria Teperi Finland
Anna-Maria Teperi
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Research professor
Human factors to renew safety
Rieko Hojo Japan
Rieko Hojo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher, associate professor
Task analysis of physical therapist during rehabilitation for a patient wearing exoskeleton - Application of risk assessment in mechanical safety

Powered exoskeleton is beginning to be used to support independent gait in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). So far, there have been some reports on methodology for walking assistance and usability of the exoskeletons, but the current situation is that measures for occupational safety for therapists themselves have hardly been examined. As the first step of the goal of building a safety checklist for caregivers, behavior of Ohysical Therapist (PT) was observed and analyzed in the present study.

Liên Wioland France
Liên Wioland
Institut National de Recherche et de Securité (INRS)
Head of studies
New technologies : integration and acceptation
Pernille Thau Denmark
Pernille Thau
Human House
Head of Department International Vision Zero Consultancy
Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators for Well-being

Yoshihiro Nakabo
Yoshihiro Nakabo


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Senior Researcher

Topic: Robotics/Collaborative safety

Recent advances in IoT devices have made it possible for people and machines to work together or co-operate safely. We will collect reports and discuss issues related to safety technologies, practices, and standardization when humans and robots, or various machines share time and space to operate in a variety of work environments, not only in manufacturing, but also in various other work environments.

Jan Zimmermann Germany
Jan Zimmermann
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Section Manager: Principles, Methods and Software Solutions
Human body elasticity: corridors and limits

The talk will briefly present the results of recent scientific studies that should be taken into account when considering human-robot safety. Biomechanical corridors from human subject studies, based on pain thresholds, show human body stiffnesses and limits. They can be used for a safe operation of a power- and force-limited robot.

Kazutsugu Suita Japan
Kazutsugu Suita
Elemental Technology Development Project Manager
Human centered collaboration and cooperation with robots in the field of manufacturing for our future works

Cobots have come to be used in many manufacturing fields. On the other hand, there are many issues of risk countermeasures due to being caught in workpieces and jigs, and research and development as a means of ensuring more practical safety and security and helping each other in the future is desired. In this report, we will provide topics on examples of collaborative use of automobile manufacturing lines and examples of evaluating the physical burden on people using cyber-physical systems. We will discuss future issues and prospects for people-centered collaboration manufacturing.

José Saenz Germany
José Saenz
Fraunhofer IFF
Business Unit Robotic Systems Group leader
Getting past the hype cycle – Trends and Outlook for Human-Robot Collaboration

This talk will take a look at current trends in human-robot collaboration with a few examples of recent activities in this field. Finally I will identify and briefly discuss some key trends for the future of the field.

Timo Malm Finland
Timo Malm
VTT Technical Reseach Centre of Finland
Senior Scientist
Discussion about safety of mobile robots in industrial applications

There are many kinds of autonomous ground vehicles and this presentation focuses on autonomous mobile machines and mobile robots. Autonomous mobile machines are applied in outdoors applications and their safety systems rely usually on access control and on-board safety systems. The mobile robots are used often indoors and there are plenty of suitable on-board safety sensors to be applied. Currently one common challenge with both autonomous mobile machines and mobile robots is that there are plenty of different applications and the current requirements are written only to specific cases. The variety of mobile vehicles is increasing.

Roberta Nelson Shea Denmark
Roberta Nelson Shea
Universal Robots
Global Technical Compliance Officer
The "new normal" - how new technology robotics improve worker safety and lessen strains that cause ergonomic injuries...

Robotics have long been used for dirty and dangerous tasks, thereby contributing to reduced risks for workers. With the “new normal” requiring resilience and agility – despite the labour shortage, greater automation is needed.  Smaller robots and mobile robots enable the automation of tasks that are dull and injury prone.  Often the solution is partial automation to work collaboratively with people.  The results are fewer ergonomic strains, sprains and injuries while experiencing increased productivity.

Shoken Shimizu Japan
Shoken Shimizu
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Supervising researcher
Examination of reliability and convenience of the Safeguarding Supportive System (SSS) – Experimental evidence at a company

We newly established risk reduction system, named “Safeguarding Supportive System (SSS)”, which is proposing to ISO. It is established to prevent human error and intentional unsafe behavior from mechanical side (hardware side). The SSS would reduce residual risks with appropriate ITC combination. We examined efficacy of the SSS at a rental company of portal workbench. We examined 1) whether RF-tag system was adequately operated by workers, 2) whether UWB-active-RFID system precisely monitored and captured workers movement and location in real time, and 3) whether gateway monitor system appropriately monitored entering into and leaving from the work zone. As results in the present study, there were no differences in relative ratio of correct count, safe failure and dangerous failure in zone A1 and those of B1. Time and trace of movement of workers were recorded by UWB active RFID system. Also, the system could be confirmed of state of the simultaneous works of more than one worker.

Tony Funaki Japan
Tony Funaki
IDEC Corporation
Vice President of Marketing (Product Marketing)
Introduction of New Technologies that Accelerate Collaborative Application of Robot System ~To Improve Safety, Health and Well-being of Workers~
Masahiro Morioka Japan
Masahiro Morioka
ROBOT Business Division ROBOT Mechanical Development Laboratory Chief Engineer
Collaborative Robot with Ease of Use even for First-time Robot Users

As the labor shortage due to a falling birthrate and aging population has accelerated, the demand for collaborative robots that can realize automation at manual production sites without safety fences has been increasing exponentially. I would like to introduce the features of collaborative robot with ease of use even for first-time robot users and application examples, including safety aspects.

Jean-Christophe Blaise France
Jean-Christophe Blaise
Institut National de Recherche et de Securité (INRS)
Work Equipment Engineering division
Collaborative robotics: occupational health and safety issues

Presented as a key to competitiveness, collaborative robots are generating a lot of interest in the industry. Many see it as a way to combine human know-how with the endurance of these robots designed to work in proximity to workers. Nevertheless, collaborative robotics raises the question of how to integrate them into companies because of the new human-robot coactivity that it implies. This can lead to physical risks but also to psychological constraints. The conference reminds us of the importance of a global risk prevention approach when putting in place a robotic cell. The consideration of human and technical factors throughout the deployment process ensures a successful integration. The different technical and organizational solutions are addressed. Finally, the conference opens on current and future developments in terms of AI, mobile robotics, etc.

Tomas Lagerberg Sweden
Tomas Lagerberg
ABB Ltd.
Global Patent Officer, Robotics division and Robotics & Discrete Automation business area
The why, what, how and when of human-robot collaboration
Hiroo Kanamaru Japan
Hiroo Kanamaru
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Advanced Technology R&D Center, Senior Engineer
Safety of Collaborative Machines- Discussion about Risk Management -

Machines for collaborative work with humans, such as service robots and assist suits, have appeared. These machines realize efficient collaborative work in anticipation of the actions and movements of workers. Therefore, the safety measures that have been applied so far are not sufficient, and an essential safety design that considers functional safety in the collaborative work content is required. In addition, since the risks and safety measures change dynamically depending on the relationship between humans and machines, dynamic risk management is required. The safety of collaborative machines is under discussion in the ACOS and IEC White Papers, and this presentation will explain the latest situation.

Tamio Tanikawa Japan
Tamio Tanikawa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Deputy Director, Research Center Team Leader
From safety focusing on accident prevention to safety that also considers productivity

Until now, based on the recognition that human behavior is unpredictable, the image of a predicted accident and the necessary safety measures have been discussed (Accident preventative Safety). In the future, in order for humans and robots to cooperate, technology to predict human behavior is required. That is, human modeling is important. By accurately modeling individual people, it is possible to predict human behavior using technologies such as AI. By using an accurate model of an individual, work support suitable for the individual is possible. This leads to improved productivity. In other words, improving safety enables individual human management and increases productivity. This is a new safety concept (Productive Safety).

Yoshiyuki Sankai Japan
Yoshiyuki Sankai
President and CEO
Pioneering the Future for Occupational Safety through Wearable Cyborg HAL ~ Cybernics: Fusion of Humans, Robots and Information Systems ~
Yoji Yamada Japan
Yoji Yamada
Nagoya University
ISO/TC299, JP Member Professor
Tolerance values acceptable for minor skin injuries

Currently, when discussing the safety of industrial robots in collaborative work systems, pain is the norm and the protective interval distance is determined. However, as robots coexist in closer proximity to humans to service them, the protective spacing distance alone becomes irrelevant to the discussion. In this presentation, I would like to ask the following question: depending on the frequency of human-machine contact, can the norm of internal bleeding as well as the norm of pain be determined as the upper limit of safety data? This is the position that ISO/TR 21260 is based on.

Masahiro Indo Japan
Masahiro Indo
Shimizu Corporation
Senior Managing Officer General Manager, Construction Technology, Robot ICT
Development of Collaboratively Working Robots (Robo-Carrier/Robo-Welder/Robo-Buddy) for Construction Sites and safety

Due to the difficult challenge of construction and a shortage of labor, we started our development of working robots in 2016. The robots have the ability to work while moving to the next location autonomously. We have designed these robots to be functionally safe and to incorporate risk avoidance. Safety management of robots and workers has also been taken into account.

The implementation of robots began last year. We would like to introduce the feature of the safe and effective robots.

Shoken Shimizu
Shoken Shimizu


National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Supervising researcher

Topic: Safety, Health and Well-being Activities in Manufacturing Sites

This session will introduce examples of Vision Zero activities and health and safety activities (Zero Accident Movement) in workplaces in various countries, aiming to reduce occupational accidents, occupational diseases and risk factors in manufacturing sites to zero.

Vision Zero is a global campaign involving companies and organizations that share the belief that all disasters, illnesses, and injuries are preventable, and the fundamental values of safety, health, and happiness. Currently, 11,000 companies and organizations are participating in this campaign, and the number is increasing every year.

Through this session, we aim to build an international network to achieve zero occupational accidents.

Sub chairs
Jillian Hamilton Australia
Jillian Hamilton
Manage Damage
Managing Director
Rieko Hojo Japan
Rieko Hojo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher, associate professor
Shigekuni Inoue Japan
Shigekuni Inoue
AGC Inc.
Senior Executive Officer, GM of EHSQ General Div., GM of AGC Yokohama Technical Center
Occupational Safety and Health Management in the AGC Group
Professor Dr. Masao Mukaidono Japan
Professor Dr. Masao Mukaidono
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)
Chairman of Japan Organizing Committee (JOC)
Safety for workers is the basis of the new social values Well-being
Shingo Saito Japan
Shingo Saito
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
Chief Certification Officer/ Director
Japan's unique OSHMS standard that incorporates ISO 45001
Touru Shumiya Japan
Touru Shumiya
Nippon Steel Corporation
Head of Safety Promotion Department
Nippon Steel Six Safety Rules
Andreas Mainka Germany
Andreas Mainka
Mainka Bau GmbH & Co. KG
Owner / Managing Director
Safety in Construction Business as a Corporate Philosophy
Hisashi Aita Japan
Hisashi Aita
General Manager, Production Development Centre, General Engineering Department
Road Construction Safety Innovation in JAPAN
Johan van Middelaar Netherlands
Johan van Middelaar
Senior consultant Health and Safety
Emerging Health and Safety risks at the workplace by 2030
Koji Akamatsu 日本
Koji Akamatsu
IDEC Corporation
Senior Executive Officer in charge of Manufacturing & SCM
Building a Safety Culture in IDEC

This presentation introduces “Building a Safety Culture in IDEC”.

“Safety Culture” evolves through the four stages as follows;

Reactive stage → Dependent stage → Proactive stage → Team learning stage.

Evolving Safety Culture requires strong motivating power.

IDEC’s activities feature that Vision Zero’s 7 Golden Rules is the pillar of activities and that clever approach to foster a sense of belonging is taken in the organization. Belonging is about feeling comfortable being involved in the organization while showing the best of ability in one’s own way and is an important factor of Well-being. The specific topics are as follows.

1.Leadership of top management

2.Positive changes brought by ISO45001 management system

3.Two tools to foster a sense of belonging:

・Awareness Report

・Risk Assessment sheet

4.Human resources development which encourages obtaining safety-related qualifications depending on the type of job.

Tomohito Mori Japan
Tomohito Mori
Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd.
Chief, Safety Management Department
Daiwa House is promoting Safety2.0 and physical safety measures to create Vision Zero tomorrow
Lenka Adamickova Germany
Lenka Adamickova
Bosch Rexroth AG
Specialist Engenieer in BBS at the department of Safety and Environment Lohr HSE-Lo
Behavior based safety as part of prevention culture
Rieko Hojo Japan
Rieko Hojo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher, associate professor
Effects of 3-position enabling switch used for robot teach on well-being of worker under man-machine collaborative system
Davide Scotti Italy
Davide Scotti
LHS Foundation
General Secretary
Saipem’s 15 years of journey to Vision Zero
Antti Leino (Matti Palomäki, peer presenter) Finland
Antti Leino (Matti Palomäki, peer presenter)
Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Business Unit Skanska Finland
Workshopping to prevent occupational ill health in construction
Hideo Kamaishi Japan
Hideo Kamaishi
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Safety Division, Health and Safety Department, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Current Status of Health and Safety in Japan -Initiative to Risk Assessment

Sadao Takeda
Sadao Takeda


Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)

Topic: Well-being and SDGs

“Well-being” is newly introduced for Occupational Safety & Health activities by Vision Zero. Recently, organizations which consider the “Well-being” as one of the key management targets, have been increasing. Vision Zero supports such trend. It also brings the sustainability of business development as well as people’s decent working life, thus contributes to the achievement of SDGs. The SDGs have become an indispensable aspect for business and society now and in the future.

In this session, the following subjects will be discussed by world opinion leaders from academia and business.

(1) Concept and role of well-being
(2) Well-being and organizational approaches in corporate management
(3) Environmental changes and the growing importance of well-being in OSH
(4) Well-being, Innovation and International Standardization
(5) How to understand SDGs, SDGs /ESG management by organizations

Sub chairs
Manal Azzi Switzerland
Manal Azzi
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Occupational Safety and Health Expert
Stavroula Leka United Kingdom
Stavroula Leka
University of Nottingham
Emeritus Professor of Work & Health Policy
Lars Tornvig Denmark
Lars Tornvig
Danish Vision Zero Council
Director and host
Takashi Maeno Japan
Takashi Maeno
Keio University
Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Well-being and management

Prof. Takashi Maeno will be talking about the well-being management in Japanese companies. First, difference in the score of happiness is discussed.
Individualism and collectivism affect the score.

Then he will talk about the good practice of well-being management in Japanese leading companies.

Pirjo Virtanen Finland
Pirjo Virtanen
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability (Ex. Vice President, Metso Outotec)
Prioritizing People - Efficiency and engagement from social sustainability.

Finland has repeatedly been selected as the happiest nation in UN studies. How have the Scandinavian countries built an environment of wellbeing and what is the role of private companies in it? How do private companies align their actions to support wellbeing with UN Sustainable Development Goals? Examples from Metso Outotec, which is among the top 100 most sustainable corporations in the world, and from Greenstep, which is a fast growing professional services company.

Miwa Yamada Japan
Miwa Yamada
Sekisui House, Ltd.
Executive Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Department Chief Manager

Sekisui House has a global vision ” Make home the happiest place in the world”.
In order to provide the happiness of customers and realize the happiness of society, it is essential to pursue the Well-being of employees.
We will introduce Well-being Survey, Prediction of Health Examination Results Using AI and Healthy Challenge to improve the happiness of employees and workplaces.

Stavroula Leka United Kingdom
Stavroula Leka
University of Nottingham
Emeritus Professor of Work & Health Policy
Well-being and sustainability in the future of work

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated trends in the world of work that are associated with both opportunities and challenges for health, safety and well-being. This presentation will discuss these while placing special focus on psychosocial risks that are expected to increase in light of developments concerning the changing nature of work, the use of new technologies and the increased prevalence of atypical work arrangements. It will also highlight key dilemmas going forward for occupational health, safety and well-being and associated implications for research, policy and practice.

Ivan D. Ivanov, MD, PhD Bulgaria
Ivan D. Ivanov, MD, PhD
World Health Organization (WHO)
Head, Occupational and Workplace Health, WHO Headquarters
Well-being at work
Masatada “Seichu” Kobayashi Japan
Masatada “Seichu” Kobayashi
Rakuten, Inc.
Group Managing Executive Officer Chief Well-Being Officer
Corporate Culture / Well-being / Innovation

A proper understanding of corporate culture will enhance well-being and can evolve an organization that generates innovation.

Karina Nielsen United Kingdom
Karina Nielsen
The University Of Sheffield
Professor of Work Psychology
Improving employees wellbeing through organisational interventions

In her presentation Karina will outline the key principles and phases of participatory organisational interventions and provide examples of what type of activities can be developed to improve employee health and well-being in such interventions.

Satoshi Itoh Japan
Satoshi Itoh
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Director General, Digital Innovation Unit
The Prosperous Future" to be Pursued Beyond Innovation

In recent years, new values such as well-being and diversity have been required in the international community.
We conducted a co-occurrence network analysis of the components of affluence described in 29 reports on well-being, extracting a core value compass with six directions to attain a prosperous future. In addition, while drawing social visions beyond that core value compass, we summarized examples of innovation that should be tackled in order to realize those social visions at the current stage.
In this speech, I will show how to derive the core value compass and social visions and introduce how to use them to create innovation.

Kazuo Tase Japan
Kazuo Tase
SDG Partners
President, CEO
SDGs and Value Transformation(VX)
Nadia El-Salanti Denmark
Nadia El-Salanti
Novo Nordisk A/S
Organisational Psychologist
Organisational anchoring of employee mental well-being and stress prevention

This lecture is about how a large, global pharmaceutical company are working with ensuring mental well-being and preventing work-related stress. Mental health data can be used to ensure the necessary senior management commitment to employee mental health and well-being. Furthermore the speaker will share how the company in practice works to ensure continuous improvements in the psycho-social working environment

Paul A. Schulte United States of America
Paul A. Schulte
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Consultant (former Director, Division of Science Integration)
Well-being and SDG 8-decent work
Kenichiro Asano Japan
Kenichiro Asano
Social Health Strategy Research Institute (SHSRI)
Representative Director
International standardization of Well-being(Health) Management at organizations

An increasing number of companies view employee wellbeing( health) as an important management capital and are actively implementing or supporting activities to improve employee wellbeing(health). These corporate activities can be a major driving force for the penetration of SDG policies and the achievement of the goals. Therefore, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is currently examining the international standardization of wellbeing management, and will report on its standardization activities.

Philippe Delbecq France
Philippe Delbecq
Corporate Industrial Hygiene Toxicologist
Vision Zero is not a mater of age - Next level safety is more sustainable when it is fun -
Stine Moesmand Denmark
Stine Moesmand
Human House
Department manager and organizational psychologist
Trends and movements of sustainable leadership and Vision Zero well-being in Danish organizations

Many danish organizations are focused on working with STG’s. They are eager to contribute to balancing use of the world and in this regard all managers are decisionmakers. This speak will focus on managers unique role in contributing to both organizations development in a more sustainable way and wellbeing among employees. Mental surplus is needed if we should be able to innovate and at the same time notice small signs of dissatisfaction among employees.
The hypothesis is that managers own wellbeing is absolutely essential for success – this is our focus!

Dr. Tommi Alanko
Dr. Tommi Alanko


Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Director of Occupational Safety Unit

Topic: Building OSH capacity through Higher Education, Online Learning, and Credentialing

Vision Zero aims to promote safety, health, and well-being globally. Learning is a key element to realize Vision Zero in practice. The session focuses on diverse aspects of building OSH capacity by presenting campaigns, training programs and projects which aim to raise OSH awareness and provide tools to strengthen OSH expertise. The session also reflects existing and future challenges as well as opportunities for OSH training. What are effective and meaningful ways to learn and train OSH in educational and work context? What works and why? The session provides a forum for sharing experiences and introducing innovative means and methods of traditional and digital training. Presentations cover e.g. design and implementation of e-learning and virtual reality training.​

Sub chairs
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Overview of Collaborative International Education, Training, and Credentialing Projects to Build Global OSH Capacity

This presentation will begin with a short review of International Occupational Hygiene Association Education Committee activities. It will also provide an overview of past, ongoing, and proposed international collaborations in education, training, and credentialing. Future directions and goals for building capacity in the profession of occupational hygiene will be discussed.

Helmut Ehnes Germany
Helmut Ehnes
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
VISION ZERO Competence Development Model and Its Components
Marianne Levitsky Canada
Marianne Levitsky
Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) ​
Founding President and Board Secretary
Global Collaboration for Occupational Health & Safety Education: The Role of Volunteers and NGOs
Chris Laszcz-Davis United States of America
Chris Laszcz-Davis
Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA)
Building Global OHS Capacity through Grassroots  Collaboration
Ulrike Bollmann Germany
Ulrike Bollmann
European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH)
International Cooperation Division - Institute for Work and Health of the DGUV
Empowerment for good work and sustainable business through higher education

This presentation will report on the findings of an exploratory study that investigated whether and to what extent the UN Sustainable Development Goal of promoting decent work globally has already been integrated into the academic study programs for future OSH professionals in a number of European countries. Based on this data, recommendations are made on how future business and social leaders can be better empowered to address the global challenges.


Kevin Bulatek United States of America
Kevin Bulatek
OMRON Management Center of America
Senior Director, Risk, EHS and Facilities
Standard and Evolving Approaches to OSH Training at OMRON
Alberto Schiavon Italy
Alberto Schiavon
Group Safety Manager
HSE Training Strategy in a Changing World
Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
How to Make a Difference? The Impact and Evaluation of OSH Training
Phillip Hibbs Australia
Phillip Hibbs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Principal Consultant Hibbs & Associates Pty Ltd
IOHA - National Accreditation Recognition Scheme Reducing the global burden of occupational disease
Toshihiro Fujita Japan
Toshihiro Fujita
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)
CEO should take leadership on “Safety Health and Wellbeing” - Implementation of the e-learning and qualification system for the top management and the results in more than eighty Japanese companies
Saori Taketa Japan
Saori Taketa
Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association (NECA)
Vice chair of Control Safety Committee
Structuring of knowledge management for industrial safety

Toshiyuki Kajiya
Toshiyuki Kajiya


International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Vice-chair of IECEE Certification Management Committee of IEC

Topic: International standardization for Safety, Health and Wellbeing

In the time where ICT, AI, and robotics are developing rapidly, new technologies are enabling the new way of OSH that was not possible before. How the OSH in future will and should look like has been described in the IEC MSB white paper “Safety in the Future” (published in November 2020), and ISO is also working on how robots, which work with humans, should operate while keeping workers’ safety. This session will look at how technologies should develop in tandem with international standards, such as in the aspect of conformity assessment.

Sub chairs
Atsuko Saruhashi Japan
Atsuko Saruhashi
ISO TMB member
Dietmar Reinert Germany
Dietmar Reinert
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Brave New World - Expectation to Standardization Development Organizations (SDOs) on OSH leading to Safety, Health and Wellbeing

As a research institute for OSH in Germany we are very active in national, regional and international standardization. The presentation will show some of our activities in the field of respiratory protection devices, measuring of semi-volatile substances, noise and ultrasonic noise, electromagnetic fields, collaborating robots, security of industrial applications and artificial intelligence use for machinery. From these exeriences with international standardization we have the following expectations to standardazation:

  • Standardization on the world level has to be accelerated by using regional input
  • With worldwide research direct international standardization is useful
  • Old topics with new aspects need new standardization
  • When standardize do not forget the persons with disabilities
  • Collaborative Safety without Functional Safety is dangerous
  • Artificial Intelligence is not Naturally Safe
  • Industry 4.0 needs responsible Staff
  • Responsible Staff may be a result of a culture of Vision Zero
Kazuhiko Tsutsumi Japan
Kazuhiko Tsutsumi
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Vice President & Chair of Market Strategy Board (MSB)
Challenge of creating the IEC's White Paper "Safety in the Future"

The Market Strategy Board (MSB) is a unique entity which the ISO or the ITU-T don’t have. The MSB’s primary task is to identify and investigate the principle technological trends and market needs. The overview of the MSB will be provided by Dr Tsutsumi, the Chair of the MSB. Also, the outline of 2020 White Paper project “Safety in the Future” led by Dr Tsutsumi will be provided.

Ralph Sporer Germany
Ralph Sporer
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Vice President
IEC general standardization policy & strategy to support the smarter society.
Vimal Mahendru India
Vimal Mahendru
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
IEC Special Envoy for UN SDGs
Safety in Context of the UN SDGs

We all know that safety is important; this is not new. However, what does safety mean to a person who is poor, hungry, without shelter (and no electricity)?  During my presentation, I hope to create a connection between safety and the holistic sustainability of the global community.  I also hope to showcase the role international consensus standards play in creating a safe sustainable society for the emerging future.

Masao Dohi Japan
Masao Dohi
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
ACOS JP Member
IEC White Paper "Safety in the Future" opens the way to international standardization activities for Safety, Health and Well-being
Koji Demachi Japan
Koji Demachi
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
IEC/SC65A Chair, IEC/TC65/WG20 Convenor
A holistic safety approach

Three directions for expanding vision of safety management

Globalization and digitalization are making changes in everything including situation related to safety. At the same time, advancing of technologies provide opportunities to improve safety approach. In this session an idea expanding the vision of safety management for realizing a holistic safety approach is to be suggested. It includes three directions, addressing more complex systems, using more intelligence, and interpreting risks as broader concept.

Mitsuo Matsumoto Japan
Mitsuo Matsumoto
Vice President
Trade facilitation mechanisms based on the international standards and their conformity assessment

Different types of trade facilitation mechanisms including mutual recognition agreement (MRA) and their specifics will be explained.  Roles of international standards in such trade facilitation mechanisms will be also highlighted to materialize the future society with safety, health and well-being standards.

Norma McCormick Canada
Norma McCormick
Psychological health and safety at work: managing psychosocial risk
Azusa Nakagawa Japan
Azusa Nakagawa
Japanese Standards Association Group (JSA)
Executive Director
ISO/CASCO activities for the credibility of conformity assessments

ISO/CASCO is a policy development committee under the ISO council that works on issues relating to conformity assessment.    During my presentation, I introduce the standards developed by CASCO to ensure consistency and credibility of conformity assessment.  I also mention the certifications to management system standards which are some of the most popular ISO standards.

Shawn Paulsen Canada
Shawn Paulsen
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
IEC Vice President (CAB)
Safety in the future, conformity assessment for tomorrow
Steven Margis United States of America
Steven Margis
Vision Based Market Solutions

For Vision Zero to achieve its objectives it will require the development and implementation of vision based market solutions utilizing forward looking conformity assessment tools and deliverables.  By optimizing the utilization of existing solutions while enabling new technologies and the evolving trend of  tripartite (human, machine, environment) coexistence, market stakeholders can establish a new norm based in a system of safety.

Chris Agius Australia
Chris Agius
Executive Secretary
IEC’s Global approach to certifying Competence of Persons in the Ex Sector
Faudzi Mohd Yasir Malaysia
Faudzi Mohd Yasir
Head of Electrical, Group Technical Solutions, PD & T Division
Ex Scheme Implementation - PETRONAS Experiences
Akira Izumi Japan
Akira Izumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Specially Appointed Professor
Innovation for Safety and ANSHIN

Even today, 30,000 people die annually in Japan due to accidents. About 1,000 serious accidents related to household products happens each year, and some of them are due to misuse or carelessness by consumers.

Gas cooking stoves have historically caused many fires due to forgetting to turn off or overheating by consumers. In the 1990s, manufacturers developed a device that automatically prevents overheating. In 2008, the Japanese government introduced regulations to incorporate this device into gas cooking stoves. By 2020, fires caused by cooking stoves had been cut in half.

Initiatives to prevent such accidents are in line with the SDGs, and definitely innovations, as they bring great benefits to society. In various fields, private companies, industry associations, and governments should work closely together to create innovations in safety and ANSHIN, a unique concept in Japan, which is a sense of trust and assurance without any fear or stress.

Yoshiki Seo
Yoshiki Seo


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Director, Information Standardization Office

Topic: AI/ICT & digitalization

Artificial intelligence is thought to be the key game changer for almost all of businesses in the near future. However, nobody knows how to manage solutions including AI components, and quality management technologies for AI software is still very premature. In this session, difficulty to manage AI quality and how we can overcome the problem is to be discussed. We will put special focus on the relationship between AI quality management and the Vision Zero concept (i.e AI embedded robots working together with human).

Sub chairs
Takashi Egawa Japan
Takashi Egawa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Standardization Promotion Office
Koichi Konishi Japan
Koichi Konishi
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Digital Architecture Research Center
Patric Bezombes France
Patric Bezombes
Vice-chair of the CEN-CENELEC JYC 21 on AI standardization, Convenor of the JTC 21 Strategic Advisory Group
European approach to AI standardization in support of the EU regulation

The European Commission is committed to regulate the use of AI. The risk-based approach that will be at the core of the AI regulation will be supported by European standards, some adapted from ISO-IEC, and others developed by European Standardization Organizations like CEN, CENELEC or ETSI. In order to provide the EU with the proper set of standards, a top-down approach is being developed by the CEN-CENELEC JTC 21 taking into account European specificities. Those specificities include the need for actionable standards, the European very broad scope of risk, and the EU regulation timeline which implies approved harmonized standards by the end of 2024.

Audrey Canning United Kingdom
Audrey Canning
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Director, Virkonnen Ltd, UK IEC SC65A representative on IEC ACOS and ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC42 IEC Convener MT61508-3
Safety through Systems using Artificial Intelligence
Regina Geierhofer Germany
Regina Geierhofer
Siemens Healthineers
Secretary, IEC TC62, SC62B and SC62C
AI and Digitization for Medical electrical equipment and software as a medical device Focus - Safety
Elham Tabassi United States of America
Elham Tabassi
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
Trustworthy and Responsible AI at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST contributes to the research, standards, and data required to realize the full promise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool that will enable American innovation, enhance economic security, and improve our quality of life. Much of NIST’s work focuses on cultivating trust in the design, development, use, and governance of AI technologies and systems. NIST is doing this by—
• Conducting fundamental research to advance trustworthy AI technologies and understand and measure their capabilities and limitations
• Establishing benchmarks and developing data and metrics to evaluate AI technologies
• Leading and participating in the development of technical AI standards
• Contributing to discussions and development of AI policies

Takuya Izumi Japan
Takuya Izumi
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Director for Information Policy Planning
Introduction to AI Governance in Japan

Emerging technologies including artificial intelligence are changing the speed and complexity of society. Laws and regulations face a difficult issue: how to keep up with the change. Goal-based governance is better to address the issue than rule-based one. But it comes with another difficulty: big gap between goals and operation. AI Governance Guidelines published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry bridge the gap. They help companies improve AI governance, which is design and operation of technological, organizational, and social systems by stakeholders for the purpose of managing risks posed by the use of AI at levels acceptable to stakeholders and maximizing their positive impact. The speaker will explain AI Governance Guidelines and their background.

Yutaka Oiwa Japan
Yutaka Oiwa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Deputy Director, Digital Architecture Research Center
Machine Learining Quality Management Guideline
Sethu Vijayakumar United Kingdom
Sethu Vijayakumar
The Alan Turing Institute
Programme Director, Robotics and AI
Shared Autonomy for Dependable Human Robot Interactions
Jay Vietas United States of America
Jay Vietas
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chief, Emerging Technologies Branch
Artificial Intelligence and the Occupational Health Practitioner
Houshang Darabi United States of America
Houshang Darabi
University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The Risk Evolution, Detection, Evaluation, and Control of Accidents (REDECA) Framework

The Risk Evolution, Detection, Evaluation, and Control of Accidents (REDECA) framework was introduced in 2021 to highlight the role that artificial intelligence (AI) in the anticipation and control of exposure risks in a worker’s immediate environment. In this talk, we present a case study that details the implementation of the REDECA framework for occupational safety improvement of agriculture workers. We identify the related safety issues using a systematic process, and offer AI solutions that can improve the associated safety metrics.

Junichi Tsujii Japan
Junichi Tsujii
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Director of AI Research Center
AI and the Future of Society -- from the Perspectives of the AIRC--
Atsushi Yamada Japan
Atsushi Yamada
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Challenges for AI Quality at IBM

After showing several AI case studies in safety, healthy and well-being domain, I explain the IBM’s challenges to manage AI quality supporting the AI case studies.

Toshifumi Yoshizaki Japan
Toshifumi Yoshizaki
Executive Vice President President of Digital Business Platform Unit
Driving the Digital Shift ~ NEC's DX Initiatives ~

Presentation contains NEC’s digital business initiatives from the three perspectives of “business process,” “technology,” and “competency,” as well as its case studies.

Hirokazu Anai Japan
Hirokazu Anai
Head of Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Social Implementation with Trusted AI Technologies

Fujitsu researches and develops various advanced and trusted AI technologies to make the world more sustainable and to implement a better society. This talk will introduce Fujitsu’s Trusted AI technologies: explainable AI, AI quality and AI ethics focusing on cases from the healthcare and industrial plant domains.

Tatsuhiko Kagehiro Japan
Tatsuhiko Kagehiro
Hitachi Ltd.
General Manager Center for Technology Innovation - Advanced Artificial Intelligence Research & Development Group
Hitachi’s AI ethics concept and usecases of safe and secure environment

Hitachi published a white paper on AI ethics to promote the management of AI technology.
And, it aims to use AI technology to realize a safe and secure environment for society and workplace.
I would like to these concepts and some use cases.

Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke


Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS)
Director of the Communication and International Cooperation Office

Topic: Agriculture and OSH Agri (OSH) Culture

Agriculture as a sector of economy has one of the highest records of fatal accidents and injuries at work. The Vision Zero concept with its three dimensions of occupational prevention: safety, health and wellbeing proposes how to structure a prevention system to build a successful OSH culture in Agriculture – AGRI (OSH) CULTURE. People working in agriculture face many different types of occupational hazards and are exposed to many various types of occupational risks. This makes the building of AGRI OSH Culture so important but at the same time very challenging. In this session, we shall present current occupational hazards that farmers face during their work and possible solutions how to prevent them to keep safety, health and wellbeing of farmers. The session will be organized in three following subtopics:

  1. Environmental hazards and challenges
  2. Use of modern technologies and artificial intelligence.
  3. Unbearable burden of stress – mental health and wellbeing
Sub chairs
Kannan Krishnan India
Kannan Krishnan
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Chief of the Air & Site Assessment and Climate Indicators Branch at OEHHA
Muneki Tomita Japan
Muneki Tomita
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
Head of System Safety Engineering Research Area
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke Poland
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke
Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS)
Director of the Communication and International Cooperation Office
Ariane Adam-Poupart Canada
Ariane Adam-Poupart
Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Scientiic Advisor at Dep. of Biological Hazards & OH
Climate Change and biological hazards
Erik Jørs Denmark
Erik Jørs
Odense University Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
Pesticides in agriculture
Tomasz Zdziebkowski Poland
Tomasz Zdziebkowski
Top Farms Sp. z o.o.
Chief Executive Officer
Safe, sustainable and environmentaly friendly agriculture
Catherine Trask Sweden
Catherine Trask
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Associate Professor
Ergonomics - exoskeletons in agriculture
Satoshi Iida Japan
Satoshi Iida
Senior Technical Advisor
Kubota's Initiatives on Smart Agriculture
Kota Shimomoto Japan
Kota Shimomoto
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)
Researcher, Institute of Agricultural Machinery
Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture - Research, development and diffusion of technologies aiming zero accident in agriculture in NARO
Benoit Moreau France
Benoit Moreau
Caisse Centrale Mutualite Sociale Agricole (CC MSA)
National Advisor on Occupational Risk Prevention
Suicide Prevention Plan for Farmers in France
Erich Koch Germany
Erich Koch
Sozialversicherung für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau (SVLFG)
Head of international Relations
Wellbeing approach under separate social insurance systems for farmers
Päivi Wallin Finland
Päivi Wallin
Early intervention and a holistic approach to support Farmers´work ability in Finland
Emi Ohyoshi Japan
Emi Ohyoshi
Daikichi Farm
Strategies to Improve Occupational Safety in Daikich Farm
Claudio Colosio Italy
Claudio Colosio
University of Milan
Associate Professor of Occupational Health
“PESTISAFE; a tool for preventive pesticide risk assessment in Agriculture”
Isaac Abril Muñoz Spain
Isaac Abril Muñoz
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (INSHT)
Director of the dep. of working conditions in agriculture and fisheries
Expert in the discussion panel of the Agriculture Session

Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed


Social Security Organization of Malaysia
CEO / Director General

Topic: National Strategy to promote Vision Zero

“The Vision Zero mindset that all accidents, diseases and harm at work can be prevented, has been shared by a large and still growing number of companies and partner organizations, including governments and social security institutions. Their active role in promoting Vision Zero at national level is of critical importance for achieving the objective of the global campaign, to support the development of a prevention culture based on the Vision Zero mindset.

During this session senior representatives from ministries, worker’s compensation systems and other social security organizations will present their Vision Zero strategies and programs and share valuable experiences related to the successful promotion of Vision Zero in their countries. Reflecting the diverse national contexts, different formats have been developed, ranging from a focus on Zero Accidents or integrating Vision Zero as part of a wider prevention campaign, to developing a new national prevention strategy dedicated to promoting Vision Zero.”

Sub chairs
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky Denmark
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
International ORP Foundation (FIORP)
Azlan Darus Malaysia
Azlan Darus
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
Head of Prevention
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed Malaysia
Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
CEO / Director General
Siong Hin Ho Singapore
Siong Hin Ho
Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
Senior Director
Vision Zero – Safety, Health and Wellbeing at Work
Bonnie Yau Hong Kong
Bonnie Yau
Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC)
National Vision Zero Strategies in Asia ーStrategy to promote Vision Zero in Hong Kong
Azlan Darus Malaysia
Azlan Darus
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
Head of Prevention
National Strategy for Vision Zero – The Malaysian Experience
Katsuichi Takei Japan
Katsuichi Takei
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
Education & Zero Accident Promotion Dept,Deputy Director
About Japan's The Zero-accident Total Participation Campaign
Elizabeth Nkumbula Zambia
Elizabeth Nkumbula
Envis Consulting Ltd.
Patrick Ossi Okori Gabon
Patrick Ossi Okori
Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale (CNSS)
Director General
Stratégie nationale de promotion de Vision Zéro: Cas du Gabon
Stefan Olsson Sweden
Stefan Olsson
European Commission (EC)
Director, Working Condition and Social Dialogue
The Zero Vision Approach in the EU Context
Stefan Hussy Germany
Stefan Hussy
German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
Director General
A global strategy brought to life
Antti Koivula Finland
Antti Koivula
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
General Director
Annick Sunnen Luxembourg
Annick Sunnen
Accident Insurance Association of Luxembourg
Head of Prevention Department
The national strategy VISION ZERO towards a culture of prevention in occupational health and safety in Luxembourg
Margaret Kitt United States of America
Margaret Kitt
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Deputy Director
Total Worker Health® Strategies to Promote Safer, Healthier and More Fulfilling Work
Kevin Mooney Canada
Kevin Mooney
WCB Saskatchewan
President of the Board of Directors
Next Generation Prevention