Prevention Section

International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling

Prevention Section

International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling

The International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling was established by the Bureau of the International Social Security Association 25 June 2019, and became the 14th International Section of ISSA's Special Commission on Prevention.

The Section on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling acts globally and focuses on safety, health and wellbeing in Trade, Goods Logistics, Port Handling and Retail work.

The Section’s overarching goal of making supply chains socially sustainable will highlight the importance of prevention throughout an employee’s working life.

Objectives

The Section Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling is committed to the prevention strategy VISION ZERO: Safe and healthy work for all workers in trade, goods logistics, port handling and retail work worldwide. Given the complex global interdependencies of international trade and supply chains, the Section aims to enshrine safety and health as key business imperatives across all global supply chains.

The premise for the Section is transparent and sustainable supply chain management: where buyers are encouraged by customers, investors or employees to make their supply chain management socially and environmentally responsible; and buyers in turn pass on these requirements to their suppliers.

Main Activities

The Section will implement various activities to achieve the stated objectives, e.g.:

  1. Promote and improve the international exchange of experience, knowledge and best practices;
  2. Develop sector-specific international occupational health and safety (OSH) standards across global supply chains;
  3. Develop international benchmarks and assessments for global supply chains;
  4. Be a strong advocate for the trade, goods logistics and port handling industry in international and ISSA-level discussions;

Structure

The Section on Prevention in Trade, Goods Logistics and Port Handling has two executive bodies, the General Assembly and the Board.

The General Assembly consists of the members of the Section and shall meet at least once every three years.

The Board of the Section is elected by the General Assembly of the members. It is composed of a Chairperson, one or more Vice-chairpersons, a Secretary General and a Technical Secretary.

The Section is funded by membership fees which are determined by the Board.


Board Members

Chairperson

HoSiong Hin Ho
Senior Director International WSH &
Vice Dean School of Regulation MOM Academy
Singapore

Senior Vice Chairperson

SchöpfDr. Udo Schöpf
Managing Director
German Statutory Accident Insurance Institution for the Trade and Logisitics Industries
(Berufsgenossenschaft Handel und Warenlogistik - BGHW)
Germany

Vice-Chairpersons

YauBonnie Yau
Executive Director
Occupational Safety & Health Council
Hong Kong, China

von LeoprechtingRainhardt von Leoprechting
Former Chairman of the Board
German Statutory Accident Insurance Institution for the Trade and Logisitics Industries
(Berufsgenossenschaft Handel und Warenlogistik - BGHW)
Germany

Secretary General   

RothSigrid Roth
Senior Consultant in Prevention and International Cooperation
German Statutory Accident Insurance Institution for the Trade and Logisitics Industries
(Berufsgenossenschaft Handel und Warenlogistik - BGHW)
Germany

Technical Secretary

EhnesHelmut Ehnes
Secretary General of the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Mining Industry and
Chair of the Vision Zero Steering Committee
Germany