Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Board sells ‘ Vi­sion Zero’…

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Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Board Fund – WCF on 18 May sold Vi­sion Zero a cam­paign based on the be­lief that all ac­ci­dents, dis­eases and harm at work are pre­ventable. This cam­paign aims at pro­mot­ing core val­ues rang­ing from safety to em­ployee well-be­ing.

Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Fund Board Man­ager for Health Safety and Oc­cu­pa­tion Mr. Chansa Kapema said dur­ing the cer­e­mony that the com­pany wanted to sell the con­cept ‘vi­sion zero’ to avoid the high cases of deaths recorded in var­i­ous work places due to poor safety mea­sures.

Mr. Kapema said the ‘vi­sion zero’ cam­paign has seven ma­jor aims which must be fol­lowed in en­sur­ing that the cam­paign is suc­cess­fully car­ried in­clude, im­prov­ing the qual­i­fi­ca­tions of work­ers, use of ma­chines in con­di­tion as well as in­vest­ing in work­ers as a way of mo­ti­vat­ing them.

In a speech given by the boards Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer – Dr. El­iz­a­beth Nkum­bula, it was es­tab­lished that WCFB plays a crit­i­cal role in ed­u­cat­ing the mem­bers of the gen­eral pub­lic in en­sur­ing that ac­ci­dent cases are re­duced by 2030.

Dr. Nkum­bula ac­knowl­edged the me­dia in part­ner­ing with the board in dis­sem­i­nat­ing of in­for­ma­tion which she urged them to con­tinue work­ing hard.

Dr Nkum­bula said the world sta­tis­tics on oc­cu­pa­tional ac­ci­dents which was com­piled by labour or­ga­ni­za­tion does in­di­cate at least two mil­lion plus work­ers die as a re­sult of work re­lated causes an­nu­ally glob­ally. Although sta­tis­tics in Zam­bia ap­pear to un­der re­ported they are at least an av­er­age of 1,200 re­ported to worker’s com­pen­sa­tion an­nu­ally.

Work­ers Com­pen­sa­tion Board Fund Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer – Dr. El­iz­a­beth Nkum­bula

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