June 17 in Geneva, the delegation of the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Federation) represented by the First Deputy Chairman of fprk Nurymbetova B. B. and head.A. B. isenova took part in the procedure of signing the Memorandum of accession of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Concept of zero injury “Vision Zero” by the legal sector.

The Memorandum was signed between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan represented by the Ministry of labour and social protection and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). ISSA – the leading global social security organization founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International labour Organization, today has more than 320 member organizations from more than 150 countries.

For the Federation, which is a social partner and for all workers of the country, the signing of the above Memorandum is a very important event because “Vision Zero” or “Zero injury” is a new approach to the organization of occupational safety, combining three areas – safety, occupational health and well-being of workers at all levels of production.

In order to develop a culture of safety and health at work, in accordance with the vision Zero concept, ISSA has developed a practical management tool, compliance with which can reduce occupational injuries to a minimum. The concept offers seven “Golden rules”, the implementation of which will help the employer to reduce the rates of occupational injuries and occupational diseases. Following each of these rules involves serious organizational work and the use of special tools to achieve the goals.

Seven Golden rules of the zero injury concept»:

  1. To become a leader is to show commitment to principles.
  2. To identify threats to control risks.
  3. Define goals – develop programs.
  4. To create a system of occupational safety and health – to achieve a high level of organization.
  5. Ensure safety and hygiene in the workplace, when working with machines and equipment.
  6. To improve skills – to develop professional skills.
  7. Invest in human resources – motivate through participation.