Sessions

May 11th
May 12th
May 13th

Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky

Denmark

International ORP Foundation
President

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.

Vice chairs
Elena Kompasenko Russia
Elena Kompasenko
Zarubezhneft
Chief of the OSH Department
Franco Dutto Japan
Franco Dutto
Tsubaki Nakashima
Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Sustainability Officer
Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Acciona
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Confirmed Speakers
Malcolm Staves France
Malcolm Staves
L’Oréal
Global Vice President Health & Safety
Session 1: A Corporate mind-set of people centric health, safety & wellbeing.
Alberto Schiavon Italy
Alberto Schiavon
Pirelli
Group Safety Manager
Session 1: A corporate mind-set where people come first
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
BMW
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
Norhazlina Mydin Malaysia
Norhazlina Mydin
Petronas
Head, HSSE Change & Communications Group HSSE
Session 2: Vision Zero - both safety, health and wellbeing
Ruth Kjeldsmark Denmark
Ruth Kjeldsmark
Babcock & Wilcox
HSEQ Manager
Session 3: Building an inclusive prevention culture
Josep Maria Verdejo Spain
Josep Maria Verdejo
Suez
Director
Session 3: Building an inclusive prevention culture
Thomas Tarp Denmark
Thomas Tarp
Lego
Senior Director ,Global EHS
Session 3: Building an inclusive prevention culture
Christopher Venables United Kingdom
Christopher Venables
Tesco
Group Safety Director
Session 4: Vision Zero for safer supply chains
Elena Kompasenko Russia
Elena Kompasenko
Zarubezhneft
Chief of the OSH Department
Session 4: Vision Zero for safer supply chains
Lars Hoffmann Germany
Lars Hoffmann
Siemens
Head of EHS Expert Center
Session 5: Digitalization for prevention
Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Acciona
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Session 5: Digitalization for prevention
Takashi Kawata Japan
Takashi Kawata
Shimizu Corporation
Standing Advisor
Session 5: 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 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.

Confirmed Speakers
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
Kristina Kurths Germany
Kristina Kurths
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Vietnam Project Manager
Rodrigo Mogrovejo Bolivia
Rodrigo Mogrovejo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Latin America Project Manager
Yessica Calvario Mexico
Yessica Calvario
International Labour Organization (ILO)
VZF Mexico Project Manager
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

Tamio Tanikawa
Tamio Tanikawa

Japan

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.

Confirmed Speakers
Stuart Hughes United Kingdom
Stuart Hughes
AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Head of Health and Safety
Hiroaki Kita Japan
Hiroaki Kita
Daifuku
Corporate Officer, Safety and Health Management
Walter Eichendorf Germany
Walter Eichendorf
DVR
President
Emma Johansson Sweden
Emma Johansson
Volvo
Technology Specialist: Human factors and automation
Hisashi Ichijo Japan
Hisashi Ichijo
Toyota Industries Corporation
Senior Executive Officer
Hiroki Murakami Japan
Hiroki Murakami
IHI Corporation
Technical Advisor of Corporate Research & Development
Yutaka Hiwatashi Japan
Yutaka Hiwatashi
Subaru Corporation
Technical supervisor, Technical Division
"A car that doesn't collide?"The secret of "EyeSight" created by SUBARU
Hirohisa Hirukaawa Japan
Hirohisa Hirukaawa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Invited Senior Researcher, Information Technology and Human Factors
Marvin Cheng United States of America
Marvin Cheng
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
General Research Engineer/Team Lead of Safety Control Team

Takashi Kawata
Takashi Kawata

Japan

Shimizu Corporation
Standing Advisor

Topic: Construction engineering and OSH

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.

Vice chairs
Pete Kines Denmark
Pete Kines
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Senior Researcher, Safety Culture and Accidents
Confirmed Speakers
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
Hashimoto Hiroshi Japan
Hashimoto Hiroshi
NEXCO
General Manager, Facilities Management Office, Facilities Division
Making expressway safer by adapting Safety 2.0 (Collaborative Safety)
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
Susie Hardie Austria
Susie Hardie
Schwarz Hara Consult
Senior Scientific and Technical Consultant
Improving safety while minimising environmental impacts: reassessing radwaste disposal​
Wang Jian China
Wang Jian
China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC)
Vice President
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
Karl-Heinz Noetel Germany
Karl-Heinz Noetel
ISSA Section on Prevention in the Construction Industry
President
Vision Zero tools used and developed by the ISSA Construction Section
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
Juan Manuel Cruz Spain
Juan Manuel Cruz
Acciona
Industrial relations,H&S and Sustainability Director
Advanced technologies to improve OHS in Infrastructure’s Construction and Operation
Sabine Herbst Germany
Sabine Herbst
Deuche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)
Dep. Section Manager Strategic Co-operation
Open Error Culture
Samuel Omer Kenya
Samuel Omer
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)
Director, Highway Planning & Design
Title
A H Khan India
A H Khan
Larsen & Toubro
Vice President & Head – Operations (Mumbai)
Commitment is key to well-being
Paul Gordon Haining United States of America
Paul Gordon Haining
Skanska
Chief Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Digitizing PDCA

Rene Leblanc
Rene Leblanc

Canada

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.

Vice chairs
Peter Jacobs South Africa
Peter Jacobs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Past-president
Confirmed Speakers
Joaquim Pintado Nunes Portugal
Joaquim Pintado Nunes
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Officer in Charge, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch
Jukka Takala Finland
Jukka Takala
International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
President
Andrea Hiddinga Netherlands
Andrea Hiddinga
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
2017-2018 IOHA President
Walter Ricciardi Italy
Walter Ricciardi
World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)
President
Peter Jacobs South Africa
Peter Jacobs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Past-president
Dooyong Park South Korea
Dooyong Park
Asian Network Occupational Hygiene (ANOH)
President
Norman Khoza South Africa
Norman Khoza
African Union Development Agency (AUDA)
Senior Program Officer
Rachel Cox Canada
Rachel Cox
The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Professor, Psychosocial risks
Michelle Robertson United States of America
Michelle Robertson
IEA
PhD, CPE
Chris Laszcz-Davis United States of America
Chris Laszcz-Davis
Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA)
Co-Chair

Alan Stevens
Alan Stevens

United Kingdom

Institution for 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

Vice chairs
Marijana Zivkovic Mtegha United Kingdom
Marijana Zivkovic Mtegha
Institution for Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Strategic Engagement Manager
Confirmed Speakers
Kerrie Waring United Kingdom
Kerrie Waring
International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
Chief Executive Officer
Martina Macphersen United Kingdom
Martina Macphersen
ODDO BHF
Global Head of ESG Strategy
Mohammed Azman bin Dato Malaysia
Mohammed Azman bin Dato
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
CEO / Director General
Busola Alofe Nigeria
Busola Alofe
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM)
CEO
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher United Kingdom
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher
Institution for Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Chief Executive (assigned from 1st Aug.2021)
Robyn Bennett New Zealand
Robyn Bennett
New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM)
President
Arif Zaman United Kingdom
Arif Zaman
Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network
Executive Director
Griet Cattaert Belgium
Griet Cattaert
United Nations Global Compact
Head of Labour Rights
Susumu Amano Japan
Susumu Amano
FUJITSU Ltd.
Corporate Executive Officer, Head of Employee Success Unit
Sakon Uda Japan
Sakon Uda
Ebara Corporation
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Independent Director
Ivan D. Ivanov Bulgaria
Ivan D. Ivanov
World Health Organization (WHO)
Head, Occupational and Workplace Health

Bernd Treichel
Bernd Treichel

Switzerland

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.

Vice chairs
Toru Sugimoto Japan
Toru Sugimoto
JGC Holdings Corporation
Corporate HSE Manager
Confirmed Speakers
Gerard Zwetsloot Netherlands
Gerard Zwetsloot
Gerard Zwetsloot
Professor
The Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators
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
José Raul González Guatemala
José Raul González
Cementos Progreso
Chief Executive Officer
Vision Zero at Cementos Progreso
Jillian Hamilton Australia
Jillian Hamilton
Manage Damage
Managing Director
Company examples in Australia
Ehi Iden Nigeria
Ehi Iden
OSH Africa
President
Vision Zero – the African experience
Toru Sugimoto Japan
Toru Sugimoto
JGC Holdings Corporation
Corporate HSE Manager
VZ PLI application in construction industry and its consideration
Bernd Treichel Switzerland
Bernd Treichel
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention and Social Security
Introduction

Rieko Hojo
Rieko Hojo

Japan

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

Topic: Human Factors

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.

Confirmed Speakers
Christoph Bordlein Germany
Christoph Bordlein
University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt (FHW-S)
Professor
Rieko Hojo Japan
Rieko Hojo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher
Liên Wioland France
Liên Wioland
Institut National de Recherche et de Securité (INRS)
Head of studies
Marilu Melo Zurita Australia
Marilu Melo Zurita
UNSW
PhD
Pernille Thau Denmark
Pernille Thau
Human House
Head of Department
Anna-Maria Teperi Finland
Anna-Maria Teperi
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Research professor

Yoshihiro Nakabo
Yoshihiro Nakabo

Japan

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.

Confirmed Speakers
Kazutsugu Suita Japan
Kazutsugu Suita
Toyota
Robot System development Group leader
Masahiro Indo Japan
Masahiro Indo
Shimizu Corporation
Senior Managing Officer
Tamio Tanikawa Japan
Tamio Tanikawa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Deputy Director, Research Center Team Leader
Shoken Shimizu Japan
Shoken Shimizu
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Supervising researcher
Yoji Yamada Japan
Yoji Yamada
Nagoya University
ISO/TC299, JP Member Professor
Hiroo Kanamaru Japan
Hiroo Kanamaru
Mitsubishi Electric
Advanced Technology R&D Center, Senior Engineer
Hiromichi Fujimoto Japan
Hiromichi Fujimoto
ATOUN
CEO
Mariko Yamada Japan
Mariko Yamada
IDEC
Collaborative Safety/ Vison Zero Global Promotion Dept.
Roberta Nelson Shea United States of America
Roberta Nelson Shea
Universal Robots
Convenor ISO/TC 299/WG 3 Global Technical Compliance Officer
Jan Zimmermann Germany
Jan Zimmermann
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Principles, Methods and Software Solutions, Section Manager
Jean-Christophe Blaise France
Jean-Christophe Blaise
Institut National de Recherche et de Securité (INRS)
Work Equipment Engineering division
Tomas Lagerberg Switzerland
Tomas Lagerberg
ABB Ltd.
Global Patent Officer, Robotics division and Robotics & Discrete Automation business area
José Saenz Germany
José Saenz
Fraunhofer IFF
Business Unit Robotic Systems Group leader
Masahiro Morioka Japan
Masahiro Morioka
FANUC
ROBOT Business Division ROBOT Mechanical Development Laboratory Chief Engineer
Timo Malm Finland
Timo Malm
VTT Technical Reseach Centre of Finland
Senior Scientist

Shoken Shimizu
Shoken Shimizu

Japan

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.

Vice chairs
Shingo Saito Japan
Shingo Saito
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
Deputy General Manager, Technical Support Department and General Manager, ISO Standards Promotion Office
Confirmed Speakers
Koji Akamatsu 日本
Koji Akamatsu
IDEC
Senior Executive Officer in charge of Manufacturing & SCM
Antti Leino Finland
Antti Leino
Skanska
Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment
Davide Scotti Italy
Davide Scotti
LHS Foundation
General Secretary
Rudolf Albert Germany
Rudolf Albert
Bosch Rexroth AG
Head of Safety and Environment Lohr HSE-Lo
Javier Larrañeta Spain
Javier Larrañeta
Spanish Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (PESI)
Secretary General
Tomohito Mori Japan
Tomohito Mori
Daiwa House Industry Co.,Ltd.
Chief, Safety Management Department
Johan van Middelaar Netherlands
Johan van Middelaar
TNO
Senior consultant Health and Safety
Andreas Mainka Germany
Andreas Mainka
Mainka Bau GmbH & Co. KG
Owner / Managing Director
Shingo Saito Japan
Shingo Saito
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
Deputy General Manager, Technical Support Department and General Manager, ISO Standards Promotion Office
Professor Dr. Masao Mukaidono Japan
Professor Dr. Masao Mukaidono
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)
Chairman of Japan Organizing Committee (JOC)
Kazutsugu Suita Japan
Kazutsugu Suita
Toyota
Robot System development Group leader
Hisashi Aita Japan
Hisashi Aita
Nippo
General Manager, Production Development Centre, General Engineering Department
Rieko Hojo Japan
Rieko Hojo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Senior Researcher
Shigekuni Inoue Japan
Shigekuni Inoue
AGC Inc.
Senior Executive Officer, GM of EHSQ General Div., GM of AGC Yokohama Technical Center

Manal Azzi
Manal Azzi

Switzerland

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Occupational Safety and Health Expert

Topic: Well-being and SDGs (ESG)

“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/role of “well-being” in OSH, and its change reflecting recent working environment,
(2) Mental health and psychological aspects in OHS,
(3) Well-being in the corporate management,
(4) SDGs management, ESG management by organizations,
(5) Vision Zero and SDGs, Vision Zero viewed from SDGs

Vice chairs
Sadao Takeda Japan
Sadao Takeda
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)
Director
Confirmed Speakers
Takashi Maeno Japan
Takashi Maeno
Keio University
Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Well-being and management
Nadia El-Salanti Denmark
Nadia El-Salanti
Novo Nordisk A/S
Organisational Psychologist
Organisational anchoring of employee mental well-being and stress prevention
Masatada Japan
Masatada “Seichu” Kobayashi
Rakuten, Inc.
Group Managing Executive Officer Chief Well-Being Officer
Corporate Culture / Well-being / Innovation
Miwa Yamada Japan
Miwa Yamada
Sekisui House, Ltd.
Executive Officer, Director, Diversity Promotion
Creating happiness for employees to "make home the happiest place in the world"
Karina Nielsen United Kingdom
Karina Nielsen
The University Of Sheffield
Professor of Work Psychology
Improving employees wellbeing through organisational interventions
Kazuo Tase Japan
Kazuo Tase
SDG Partners
President, CEO
SDGs and Value Transformation(VX)
Pirjo Virtanen Finland
Pirjo Virtanen
Greenstep
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability (Ex. Vice President, Metso Outotec)
Ivan D. Ivanov Bulgaria
Ivan D. Ivanov
World Health Organization (WHO)
Head, Occupational and Workplace Health
Stavroula Leka Ireland
Stavroula Leka
University College Cork (UCC)
Professor of Work Organization and Wellbeing
Well-being and sustainability in the future of work
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
Kenichiro Asano Japan
Kenichiro Asano
Social Health Strategy Research Institute (SHSRI)
Representative Director
International standardization of Well-being(Health) Management at organizations
Philippe Delbecq France
Philippe Delbecq
L’Oréal
Corporate Industrial Hygiene Toxicologist
Vision Zero is not a mater of age - Next level safety is more sustainable when it is fun -
Lars Tornvig Denmark
Lars Tornvig
Human House
Director

Tommi Alanko
Tommi Alanko

Finland

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.​

Vice chairs
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
President
Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Researcher
Confirmed Speakers
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
President
Overview of Collaborative International Education, Training, and Credentialing Projects to Build Global OSH Capacity
Helmut Ehnes Germany
Helmut Ehnes
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Chairman
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)
Co-Chair
Building Global OHS Capacity through Grassroots  Collaboration
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
Ulrike Bollmann Germany
Ulrike Bollmann
European Network of Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH)
International Cooperation Unit
Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the education system - opportunities and constraints for implementing SDG 8 in higher education
Toshihiro Fujita Japan
Toshihiro Fujita
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)
Director
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 forty Japanese companies
Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Researcher
How to Make a Difference? The Impact and Evaluation of OSH Training
Kristian Gould Norway
Kristian Gould
Equinor
Leading Advisor - Human Factors and Organizational Safety
Virtual Reality Training Pilot 
Saori Takeda Japan
Saori Takeda
Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association (NECA)
Vice chair of Control Safety Committee
Structuring of knowledge management for industrial safety
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
Pirelli
Group Safety Manager
HSE Training Strategy in a Changing World

Toshiyuki Kajiya
Toshiyuki Kajiya

Japan

International Electronic Commission (IEC)
Member of IEC Conformity Assessment Council

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.

Vice chairs
Atsuko Saruhashi Japan
Atsuko Saruhashi
JISC
ISO TMB member
Confirmed Speakers
Dietmar Reinert Germany
Dietmar Reinert
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Director
Kazuhiko Tsutsumi Japan
Kazuhiko Tsutsumi
Mitsubishi Electric
Corporate Advisor
Ralf Sporer Germany
Ralf Sporer
International Electronic Commission (IEC)
Vice President
Vimal Mahendru India
Vimal Mahendru
Legrand
President of Legrand-India
Significance of Safety in context of the global concern on sustainability and the Un SDGs
Masao Dohi Japan
Masao Dohi
International Electronic 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 Electronic Commission (IEC)
IEC/SC65A Chair, IEC/TC65/WG20 Convenor
Mitsuo Matsumoto Japan
Mitsuo Matsumoto
ISO
Vice President
Norma McCormick Canada
Norma McCormick
ISO
Covener
Azusa Nakagawa Japan
Azusa Nakagawa
Japanese Standards Association Group (JSA)
Executive Director
ISO/CASCO activities for the credibility of conformity assessments
Shawn Paulsen Canada
Shawn Paulsen
International Electronic Commission (IEC)
IEC Vice President (CAB)
Steven Margis United States of America
Steven Margis
UL
Director
Chris Agius Australia
Chris Agius
IEC-IECEx
Executive Secretary
Faudzi Mohd Yasir Malaysia
Faudzi Mohd Yasir
Petronas
Head of Electrical, Group Technical Solutions, PD & T Division
Akira Izumi Japan
Akira Izumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor

Yoshiki Seo
Yoshiki Seo

Japan

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).

Vice chairs
Confirmed Speakers
Sethu Vijayakumar United Kingdom
Sethu Vijayakumar
The Alan Turing Institute
Programme co-Director for AI
Dependable Robotics technologies for cooperation with human
Junichi Tsujii Japan
Junichi Tsujii
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Director of AI Research Center
AIST/AIRC’s Vision and Research Activities of Dependable AI
Krishna Mohan India
Krishna Mohan
IIT Hyderabad
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Dean
AI Research of vision processing for safer working environment Surveillance Video Analytics for Smart Cities
Atsushi Yamada Japan
Atsushi Yamada
IBM
IBM Distinguished Engineer
AI Qualkity management in real AI business (AI for HR experience to be included)
Toshifumi Yoshizaki Japan
Toshifumi Yoshizaki
NEC
Executive Vice President President of Digital Business Platform Unit
NEC’s approach and practices on safer digital business platform
Audrey Canning United Kingdom
Audrey Canning
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Director
Brave New World Safety through Systems using Artificial Intelligence
Hirokazu Anai Japan
Hirokazu Anai
FUJITSU Ltd.
Head of Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Fujitsu’s research and practices on dependable AI systems

Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke

Poland

Agriculture 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
Vice chairs
Kannan Krishnan India
Kannan Krishnan
IRSST
Chief Scientific Officer
Muneki Tomita Japan
Muneki Tomita
Naro
Head of System Safety Engineering Research Area
Confirmed Speakers
Erik Jørs Denmark
Erik Jørs
Odense University Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
Pesticides in agriculture
Tomasz Zdziebkowski Poland
Tomasz Zdziebkowski
Spearhead International Ltd.
CEO
Safe, sustainable and environmentaly friendly agriculture
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
Satoshi Iida Japan
Satoshi Iida
Kubota
Sinior Technical Advisor
Robot farming system to contribute wellbeing of farmers
Catherine Trask Canada
Catherine Trask
Professor at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
Ergonomics - exoskeletons in agriculture
Patrice Heurtaut France
Patrice Heurtaut
Caisse Centrale Mutualite Sociale Agricole (CC MSA)
Doctor of Medicine - Specialist in Occupational Health
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
Mela
Director
Early intervention and a holistic approach to support Farmers´work ability in Finland
Emi Ohyoshi Japan
Emi Ohyoshi
Daikichi Farm
President
Improvements of safety and wellbeing in Daikichi farm from a farmer perspective
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke Poland
Magdalena Wachnicka-Witzke
Agriculture Social Insurance Fund (KRUS)
Director of the Communication and International Cooperation Office
Claudio Colosio Italy
Claudio Colosio
University of Milan
Associate Professor of Occupational Health
Expert in the discussion panel of the Agriculture Session
Alexey Polikashin Russia
Alexey Polikashin
Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation
Interim Chairperson
Expert in the discussion panel of the Agriculture Session
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

Mohammed Azman bin Dato
Mohammed Azman bin Dato

Malaysia

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.”

Vice chairs
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky Denmark
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky
International ORP Foundation
President
Confirmed Speakers
Siong Hin Ho Singapore
Siong Hin Ho
Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
Senior Director
Bonnie Yau Hong Kong
Bonnie Yau
Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC)
CEO
Stefan Hussy Germany
Stefan Hussy
Deuche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)
BGDG
Antti Koivula Finland
Antti Koivula
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
General Director
Kevin Mooney Canada
Kevin Mooney
WCB Saskatchewan
President of the Board of Directors
Felipe Bunster Echenique Chile
Felipe Bunster Echenique
Mutual de Seguridad
Gerencia general
Azlan Darus Malaysia
Azlan Darus
Social Security Organization of Malaysia
Head of Prevention
Annick Sunnen Luxembourg
Annick Sunnen
Accident Insurance Association of Luxembourg
Head of Prevention Department
Alexey Polikashin Russia
Alexey Polikashin
Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation
Interim Chairperson
Patrick Ossi Okori Gabon
Patrick Ossi Okori
Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale (CNSS)
Director General
Katsuichi Takei Japan
Katsuichi Takei
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
Education & Zero Accident Promotion Dept,Deputy Director
Denis Charles Kouassi Côte d´Ivoire
Denis Charles Kouassi
Caisse Nationale de Prevoyance Sociale (CNPS)
Director General
Elizabeth Nkumbula Zambia
Elizabeth Nkumbula
Envis Consulting Ltd.
Chairperson
Margaret Kitt United States of America
Margaret Kitt
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Deputy Director