Sercan Esen

Zero incident goal: Destination or a continuous journey?

December 5, 2022

The zero incident goal is not just a number or a target to be reached but rather a mindset and a commitment to continuously improving safety in the workplace. It requires a proactive approach, where we identify and address potential hazards before they can cause harm.

Companies must set high standards for safety management, and a goal of zero accidents can be a good way to motivate safety teams to strive for the highest level of safety possible. It's important to focus on improving safety measures and responding effectively to accidents when they do occur rather than judging the safety team based on whether they can achieve a zero-accident goal.

We must be willing to learn from our mistakes and failures and use them as opportunities to improve the safety performance of the organizations. By continuously evaluating and refining our safety processes and procedures, we can move closer to the zero accident goal.

But we must also recognize that the zero accident goal is not an end in itself. It’s a means to an end - a way of ensuring that our frontline team members go home safe at the end of each day.

So let’s embrace the zero accident goal as a journey and commit to continuously improving workplace safety. Together, we can create a safer and healthier work environment for all.