Prof. Karl-Heinz, Noetel

Department Head, Bg Bau Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft, Germany

Prof. Noetel is the President of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Construction Industry. He is also a member of ISSA's Special Commission on Prevention.

Prof. Noetel is also a Senior Consultant of DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance), Director of BG BAU Department for special DGUV Co-operations, an OSH lecturer at University of Wuppertal (civil engineers and architects), and CEO of the international project Prevention Forum+. He has been a lecturer in a countless number of conferences, seminars and training courses, has experience in leading countless teams of experts and a leader of national and international research projects in the field of OSH since 1991.

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