International Conference on Safety and Health 2018 "Vision Zero - Practical Solutions"
Ramada Resort, Kochi, India 13 Jan 2018
International Conference on Safety and Health 2018 "Vision Zero - Practical Solutions"

about the event

Accidents at work and occupational diseases claim lives of millions of workers resulting in significant economic and financial losses. According to ILO estimates, every year, 250 million accidents occur causing absence from work, the equivalent of 685,000 accidents every day, 475 accidents every minute, 8 accidents every second.
ILO estimates further show that the fatality rate in advanced industrialized economies is almost half of that of Central and Eastern Europe, China and India.

Providing safe and healthy workplace is one of the common goals of all countries. To achieve this common goal, cooperation and exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices on occupational safety and health is essentially required.

Vision Zero- The Concept:

Vision Zero is the vision of a world without occupational accidents and work-related diseases. Its highest priority is to prevent fatal and serious work accidents and occupational diseases. “Vision Zero” is a transformational approach to prevention that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and well-being at all levels of work.

To achieve this,measure which principles, viz., resistance, and the International Social Secu rity Association (ISSA) sets Seven Golden Rules and describes a forms the basis for achieving the Vision Zero. The concept ¡s based on four fundamental life is non-negotiable, humans are fallible, tolerable limits are defined by human physical
people are entitled to safe transport and safe workplaces.

About the Conference:

The concept of “VISION ZERO” is fast emerging as an effective tool in improving the occupational safety and health status worldwide and in achieving the goal of “Zero Accidents”. Conference on this concept is being organized ¡n Kerala by the Department of Factories & Boilers, Govt. of Kerala jointly with German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany and supported by the International Social SecurityAssociation (ISSA) Sections on Construction, Mining, Electricity and Gas & Water).

The conference aims to focus on Occupational Safety and Health challenges and issues in the Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation of hazardous materials and Chemical sectors . During the conference, experts in the field of Occupational Safety and Health will reinforce and develop networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and strengthening relationships.

About the Organisers:


The German Social Accident Insurance is a dedicated part of the statutory German social insurance system. The concept was “invented” by Otto van Bismarck in 1885. In accordance with the German Social Code the statutory accident insurance system provides prevention against occupational accidents, commuting accidents and occupational diseases as well as rehabilitation and compensation services out of one hand. The German Social Accident Insurance covers around 79 million people and over 4 million companies and institutions are members of the individual German SocialAccident Insurance Institutions.

Factories & Boilers Dept, Govt of Kerala

The Factories & Boilers Dept is the ‘Technical Arm’ of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of Kerala and assists in formulating the policies and strategies on OSH in factories, advises on matters related to safety, health, efficiency and well-being of people at work. F&B Dept. emphasizes on hazard free workplaces to achieve continual reduction in the incidence of work related injury, illness and to play a lead role in promotion of Occupational Safety and Health in Kerala.


The International Social Security Association is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations. The ISSA promotes excellence in social security administration through professional guidelines, expert knowledge, services and support for members to build and promote dynamic social security systems worldwide.

Detailed Programme :-
09:00 Hrs Registration
10:00 Hrs Prayer
10:03 Hrs Welcome Address Shri.K.Biju lAS Labour Commissioner
10:10 Hrs PresidentialAddress Shri.Tom Jose lAS Additional Chief Secretary(Labour & Skills)
10:20 Hrs Programme Inauguration Shri.T.P.Ramakrishnan Hon’ble
Ministerfor Labour & Excise, Government of Kerala
10:35 Hrs KeynoteAddress Prof.h.c.Karl-Heinz
Noetel President, ISSA Construction, Germany
10:55 Hrs Vote
ofThanks Shri.P.Pramod Director of Factories and Boilers
11:00 Hrs National Anthem

11 :00 Hrs Introduction: The German Social Accident Insurance System Eva-Marie Höffer, Head International Social Law Division, German Social Accident
Insurance (DGUV), Germany.

11 :20 Hrs Accident Statistics Worldwide Prof. h.c. Karl-Heinz Noetel, President ISSA Construction, Germany.
11 :35 Hrs Podium discussion - Safety Issues in the Manufacturing and Construction Sector

- Safety Issues in the Manufacturing Sector - Global Experience Dr. Jens Jühling, ISSA Electricity, Germany.
- Transportation Issues in the Manufacturing Sector - Global Experience Dr. Christian Felten, ISSATransportation, Germany.
-  Safety Issues in the Construction Sector - Global Experience Prof. h.c. Karl-Heinz
Noetel, ISSA Construction, Germany.
- Discussion and questions from the participants

12:20 Hrs Lunch
14:30 Hrs Vision Zero in the Manufacturing Sector Dr. Jens Jühling, ISSA Electricity, Germany.
14:50 Hrs Vision Zero in the Transportation Sector Dr. Christian Felten,
Secretary General, ISSATransportation, Germany.
15:10 Hrs 7S - Safety, Social Security
and Skill Development Starts with Yourself Shri B.K. Sahu, Representative, Indo-German Focal Point-Prevention and Social Security, India.
15:3OHrs Coffee
I 6:00 Hrs Vision Zero in the Construction Sector - Illusion or Reality Prof. h.c. Karl-Heinz
Noetel, Vice President ISSAConstruction, Germany.
I 6:20 Hrs International Best Practice Platform for the Construction Sector Mr. Bernd Merz, Prevention Section, BG BAU, Germany.
16:4OHrs Closing


* Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Senior Managers, and employee representatives of safety committees.
* High-level government officials, Decision MakersworkingforPublicand Private SectorOrganisations1
* Occupational Safety and Health (05H) professionals such as Safety Officers, Safety Engineers, and Factory Medical Officers.
* Occupational Hygienists, Occupational Physicians and others dealing with Occupational Medicine, OSH Scientists & Researchers, Competent Persons.
* Occupational Safety and Health inspection Officials.
* instructors, trainers
and teachers in the field of OSH education

How to Register:- 

Please email the following details at-;

* Company name
* Registered address
* Contactdetails—email & phone/mobile
*  No of participants for the programme
* Name & Designation of participants

For Further Information:-


Mobile: 9447460163 (Reji MT - Chemical Inspector)

             9446744884 (Lal Varghese - F & B Inspector Grade II )

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