The TOKYO DECLARATION ON VISION ZERO FOR ALL marks an exciting new phase for the development of a global prevention culture, based on the Vision Zero mind-set.
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The Vision Zero Summit,
Having met on the occasion the of 2nd Vision Zero Summit, which was held from 11 to 13 May 2022 in Tokyo and streamed to all regions of the world, jointly organized by
with the support of the International ORP Foundation and the participation of senior professionals, employers’ and workers’ representatives, social security representatives, policymakers and administrators, as well as Vision Zero companies, partners and trainers;
Welcoming the progress achieved through international and national efforts to improve safety and health at work through digitalization, robotization, voluntary initiatives and standardization;
Noticing that collaborative safety, artificial intelligence, as well as information and communication technologies provide viable opportunities to develop and implement new prevention-technologies in all economic sectors, and in particular in sectors such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing, or mining;
Acknowledging the resilience of national occupational safety and health systems and national social security systems in times of a global pandemic, which had triggered a public health and economic crisis, with a significant impact on businesses, public administrations and workers’ compensation systems;
Acknowledging the serious consequences of work-related accidents and diseases, which is estimated to lead to around 2.9 million fatalities and 90 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), to be attributable to exposure to range of major occupational risk factors. Additionally, there’s some 402 million non-fatal occupational accidents each year (resulting in more than 4 days of absence of work);
Recalling that the protection of workers, the promotion of occupational safety and health and the prevention of accidents and diseases at work are core elements of the International Social Security Association and of the Global Coalition for Safety and Health at Work;
Recognizing that with the proper approach and the right efforts every occupational accident and disease is preventable;
Understanding that safety, health and well-being are the primary duty at the workplace of every person exercising a professional activity, including workers, managers, business leaders and the self-employed;
Reiterating that the protection of the environment is a societal responsibility, wherein each government, company, employee and consumer has a role to play;
Acknowledging the importance of gender mainstreaming and gender impact assessments through promoting equality in prevention;
Recognizing that the ability to cope with occupational risks depends, to a very great extent, upon the training that has been provided and that therefore, young workers constitute a high-risk population, as they are often inexperienced;
Recognizing the role of governments to ensure an effective implementation of the appropriate health and safety framework, and the leadership large companies can play in their supply chain, in small and midsize enterprise (SME) and in their market sectors;
Referring to the Vision Zero White Paper, issued during the Vision Zero Summit 2022, which outlines a multi-stakeholder approach to safety, health and well-being at work;
Recalling the call for the promotion of a global prevention culture (2008 Seoul Declaration and 2011 Istanbul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work) and the launch of the Vision Zero strategy during the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (2017); and
Reaffirming that safety, health and well-being at work are the responsibility of society as a whole
Declares that Vision Zero
Now therefore the Vision Zero Summit
Calls upon Governments, International Organisations, Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations, Social Security Institutions, and Occupational Safety and Health Institutes to promote the principle of prevention in their legislative frameworks, in occupational safety and health regulations, guides and action plans, and to take the lead in promoting a preventative safety, health and well-being culture at work and in society, placing Vision Zero high on national agendas;
Calls upon Companies to adhere to the 7 Golden Rules, to implement Vision Zero into their OSH management systems in line with the principles provided by the ILO Guidelines on OSH management systems, risk assessment strategies, and to lead by example when doing business;
Calls upon Environmental and Public Health Organisations to develop sustainable approaches to promote the workers’ health & safety as part of the environmental protection policies within organizations and businesses, as to reduce the occupational safety, health, and environment (OSHE) impact of products or services;
Calls upon Schools, Universities and Vocational Training Providers to promote a culture of prevention from school to workplace by including safety, health and well-being in all curricula and in everyday school and campus life to safeguard the health and safety of students and young workers;
Call upon large, small and midsize enterprises to consider Occupational Safety and Health, like the protection of the Environment, as an investment;
Calls upon individuals, workers and employers, businesses, voluntary organizations, local authorities, and regional and national Governments to commit themselves to the principles of Vision Zero as a way of doing business, and as a guiding principle in life;
The Vision Zero Summit participants commit to report about progress towards these objectives at subsequent Vision Zero Summits.
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