Mr. Roy Slack

Independent Director, Cementation Americas, Cementation Americas, Canada

Roy Slack is a graduate of the mining engineering program at Queen’s University in Kingston and a professional engineer. In 1998 he started Cementation’s operations in North America. Cementation is a mine contractor and in 2019 was the Gold Winner of Safest Employer in Canada, natural resources sector. He was a member of Ontario’s inaugural prevention council, advising government on workplace health and safety. He is a past President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and past chair of the CIM Health & Safety Society. In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University and in 2021 was awarded the title CIM Fellow.

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