The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare through the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) says it is committed to the provision of accident free workplaces.

It also says worker safety is a shared responsibility between government, workers and employers in line with Vision Zero.

NSSA brought together engineers from various economic sectors to develop strategies for protection of workers and equipment as well as natural resources from occupational incidents.

The conference marked a significant milestone to promote the eradication of occupational injuries and diseases at the workplace.

It reinforced an enterprise management system which covers all workplace hazards leading to zero harm at work.

“We are here gathered to comply with Vision Zero agenda and we hope this workshop will bring zero harm at work places,” NSSA Acting General Manager, Mr David Makwara said.

Last year NSSA recorded over 3000 work place injuries and 75 deaths, a development the workshop sought to correct.

The government has impressed that Vision Zero can only be attained through shared responsibility between government, workers and employers, thus it is encouraging everyone to have the pro-activeness to set a safety culture to reduce the manifestation of accidents at workplaces.