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.
Saskatchewan has the second worst workplace injury rate in Canada. Mission: Zero was developed as a call to action and a goal for employers and companies to achieve zero workplace injuries.
Saskatchewan’s “off-the-job” injury statistics are worse than our work injury statistics. 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.
It has since been adopted as the symbol for injury prevention and goal for over 350 companies and organizations in Saskatchewan through the Health and Safety Leadership Charter.
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.
For more information about workplace injury prevention and reaching Mission: Zero, visit www.worksafesask.ca.
To learn more about the Health and Safety Leadership Charter and about injury prevention at home and at play, visit www.safesask.com.