Make zero your mission – at home, work and play.
What is Mission: Zero?
Mission: Zero was launched in May 2008 as an initiative of WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the partnership between the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, in response to Saskatchewan having the second worst workplace injury rate in Canada.
Mission: Zero is a call to action and goal for employers and companies to achieve zero workplace injuries, zero fatalities, and zero suffering by families. Its symbol, a stop-sign red button, has been adopted as the symbol for injury prevention in the province.
What does Mission: Zero mean?
- Mission: Zero means working toward zero injuries, zero fatalities, zero suffering.
- It means believing all unintentional injuries are predictable and preventable.
- It means that the only right number of unintentional injuries and fatalities is ZERO.
- It means becoming a champion to make my community a safer place to live, work, and play.
- It means, as employees and citizens, we are going to work together to make Saskatchewan the safest province to live, work and play.
- It means, at my company, we believe in Mission: Zero. We put safety first and prevent injuries to ourselves, our co-workers, our families and neighbours.
- It is up to all of us to prevent injuries.
In 2009, Safe Saskatchewan adopted Mission Zero, the symbol and its ambitious goal, as the prevention goal for all injuries – on and off the job.
To date, over 620 companies and organizations have pledged to make Mission: Zero a priority in their workplace. By signing the Health and Safety Leadership Charter, they are working towards making Mission: Zero a reality in the province.
To learn more about Mission: Zero, preventing injuries away from work and the Health and Safety Leadership Charter, visit www.safesask.com.