Safety Award

International award for safe machines launched

Nearly 30 percent of all fatal workplace accidents in the European Union, no worldwide data available, have one cause: unsafe or even defeated machines. That is why the prevention of machine accidents plays a prominent role in efforts to make workplaces safer worldwide.

With its "Vision Zero," the International Social Security Association (ISSA) has launched a global initiative and established rules. Among those the identification of hazards and the control of risks are listed.

International competition: making machines even safer

For the ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety the safety of machines has always been a concern of high value. Some progress has been made in the past, but figures show that still around 20 percent of all occupational accidents in the European Union are related to a lack of machine safety. For this reason the Section invites you to join us for the safety award. We want to motivate machine manufacturers to give machine safety and ergonomics a higher priority. The award carries no prize money. Besides a trophy, the winning companies receive a certificate as well as the digital logo of the safety award which may be used for marketing purposes. The safety award of the ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety shall be presented every three years, with the first award ceremony taking place at the World Congress for Safety and Health at Work, November 27th - 30th, 2023 in Australia.

Deadline: April 30th, 2023

Safety Award

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Name, address and contact details of the body: please send in the certificate as well as the certification report
Please send in your risk assessment, circuit diagrams and programming.

Note on general data processing

Please note that all information about the safety award provided by you will be used only for the purpose of carrying out your company's participation. Your information will be used exclusively for evaluation by the jury members. All jury members are machine experts from the Section Machine and System Safety. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Note on the processing of personal data

To participate in the safety award, you can name a contact person. In this case we will process their personal data, namely: name, (if given) first name, telephone number, e-mail address, company. The data processing of these data is carried out for the purpose of participation or contact in case of queries from the jury and in case of winning the award. The data processing is carried out for the fulfillment of our obligations in the context of the implementation of the Safety Award according to Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Further information on the processing of your personal data, in particular also on your data subject rights, can be found at: https://www.safe-machines-at-work.org/info/privacy/

The upload time may take a little time, depending on the amount of data.

Silke Scholl-Scheiba
ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety, Mannheim, Germany


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