Print Email Facebook Twitter Zero Accident Vision based strategies in organisations: Innovative perspectives Title Zero Accident Vision based strategies in organisations: Innovative perspectives Author Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. Kines, P. Wybo, J.L. Ruotsala, R. Drupsteen, L. Bezemer, R.A. Publication year 2017 Abstract The Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) is a promising approach developed in industry, but not so much addressed by the safety science research community. In a discussion paper in Safety Science (2013) a call was made for more research in this area. Three years later is a good time to take status of developments in this field. A first set of empirical studies has been published, several authors see new perspectives with the vision, while misunderstandings still flourish with a focus on ‘zero incidents’ as a ‘goal’, rather than the ‘vision’ that all occupational incidents are preventable. This has thus given rise to fundamental criticism of ZAV with some authors seeing ZAV as an unjustified and misleading pretention that is counter-productive for safety. In this paper an overview is given of the knowledge developments in this respect, as well as on the discourse on the controversial aspect of ZAV. There appears to be consensus that merely promoting traditional safety management or accident prevention will not lead to significant new improvements in safety. Six innovative perspectives associated with ZAV are identified and presented in this paper, which together offer a range of possibilities for both industry and for the safety science community to develop new practices and knowledge that may provide significant improvements in safety. The call for more empirical research into this challenging area is relevant for the advocates of ZAV as well as for its critics. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd Subject Urban Mobility & EnvironmentUES - Urban Environment & SafetyELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingAccident preventionSafety cultureSafety innovationSafety managementSafety strategyVision Zero To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:bbc4eed8-c7e6-4e6b-8aaf-f61e4e69defa DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.08.016 TNO identifier 572337 ISSN 0925-7535 Source Safety Science, 91, 260-268 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.