This goal is about protecting the health and safety of all employees. Companies that do not adequately address workplace health issues may cause serious long-term negative health problems for their employees.
Note that “health” here extends beyond physical safety to encompass mental and emotional wellness, so companies must not contribute in any way to stress-related health issues.
Work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities should reach and remain at zero. Companies should also seek to foster physical health (e.g. through proactive positions on exercise, nutrition and smoking) and mental wellbeing (e.g. zero tolerance of bullying and harassment).