Mr. Helmut Ehnes

Dipl.-Ing., ISSA, Germany

Mr. Helmut Ehnes is Chairman of the International Social Security Association's VISION ZERO Steering Committee.

Mr. Ehnes offers more than 35 years of professional experience in prevention. After receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, he became a Labour Inspector at the German Statutory Accident Insurance.

Since joining the ISSA, Mr. Ehnes has played a key role as the Secretary General for ISSA Mining, Technical Secretary for ISSA Trade. Mr. Ehnes was responsible for the formation of ISSA's VISION ZERO Strategy and its famous 7 Golden Rules.

Recently he became a member of the Citizens Jury of the Safety Governance Foundation.

TS5 - VISION ZERO: Prevention for People – at work, in pandemics and beyond

VISION ZERO was launched by the ISSA at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore. VISION ZERO promotes a comprehensive prevention strategy for safety, health and wellbeing and calls for a future for all without accidents, diseases or harm at work.   

The Technical Session looks at how VISION ZERO has developed as successful strategy to implement a prevention culture, focusing on responsible leadership and igniting a VISION ZERO movement all around the world.  

It will discuss the ways and methods that were used to mobilize and inspire the commitment by business leaders, political decision-makers, social partners, authorities and occupational safety and health professionals to promote a safe and healthy working environment for all, supported by the application of Seven Golden Rules.     

The Technical Session will explore opportunities for a proactive role of industry and all involved stakeholders to open perspectives of a strategic preventive culture to new fields. Therefore, possible links for the VISION ZERO approach to the public health sector in pandemic times, to global supply chains, to sustainable investments and to the society, as a whole will be discussed. 

Jillian Lee Hamilton, Australia 

Olga Bogdanova, Ukraine
Melanie Brinkmann, Germany 
Helmut Ehnes, Switzerland 
Thomas Englerth, United States of America
Siong Hin Ho, Singapore 
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Spain
Karl-Heinz Noetel, Switzerland 
Roy Slack, Canada 

Live - 20/09/2021 - 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun - 20/09/2021 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT