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Vision Zero’ concept

Topics Covered:

  1. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

 

‘Vision Zero’ concept

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: What is Vision Zero concept? Its relevance for India and significance.

 

Context: ‘International Vision Zero Conference’ to Promote Occupational Safety and Health is being held in Mumbai.

  • The conference provides a forum for promoting safety and health at work by exchanging knowledge, practices and experience.
  • The Conference has been organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and International Social Security Association – Manufacturing, Construction and Mining.

 

What is ‘Vision Zero’ concept?

The concept of Vision Zero is based on four fundamental principles viz. life is non-negotiable, humans are fallible, tolerable limits are defined by human physical resistance, and people are entitled to safe transport and safe workplaces. The Vision is based on principles of Controlling Risks, Ensuring Safety and Health in Machines, Equipment and Workplaces and Skill Upgradation of Workforce.

 

Way ahead:

The concept of ‘Vision Zero’ is fast gaining international acceptance and is expected to leverage the efforts of the Government of India to raise the occupational safety and health standards in the country so as to improve the occupational safety and health situation.