National OSH month

Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

Press release | Jakarta, Indonesia | 29 January 2018
JAKARTA (Joint Press Release) – In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, at Morrissey Hotel, Jakarta, from 14.00-17.00 WIB. The event is also part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

The key speakers for this interactive discussion include representatives from the DK3N, the Ministry of Manpower, the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) and the Confederation of the Indonesian Prosperous Labour Union (KSBSI). They are going to further examine the OSH conditions in the country and to discuss efforts that should be taken to build an OSH prevention culture as well as to ensure better and more effective OSH implementation, particularly at the workplaces.

DK3N will work hand-in-hand with relevant stakeholders and partners in strengthening OSH awareness, prevention measurements and risk controls to ensure better implementation of OSH not only by industries but also by the public at large."

Rudiyanto, Deputy Chair of DK3N
The event is part of the ILO’s OSH campaign conducted together with its social partners, aimed to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases. The campaign is also aimed to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.

Rudiyanto, Deputy Chair of DK3N, stated that the Government of Indonesia is committed to ensure safe and healthy working environments for all Indonesian workers and people by the inauguration of the DK3N by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower as well as the establishment of DK3N’s commissions and the secretariat for the period of 2017-2021.

“DK3N will work hand-in-hand with relevant stakeholders and partners in strengthening OSH awareness, prevention measurements and risk controls to ensure better implementation of OSH not only by industries but also by the public at large,” he said.

“One of the ILO mandates is to promote a safe and healthy working environment as a basic labour right. Therefore, it is crucial that necessary workplace safety measures be put in place to improve the protection of health and life of all workers from basic but significant hazards. The ILO continues to support member States’ efforts to strengthen their capacity to prevent occupational accidents and diseases,” said Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia.

One of the ILO mandates is to promote a safe and healthy working environment as a basic labour right. Therefore, it is crucial that necessary workplace safety measures be put in place to improve the protection of health and life of all workers from basic but significant hazards. The ILO continues to support member States’ efforts to strengthen their capacity to prevent occupational accidents and diseases."

Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
The event is the first in a series of other OSH discussions and activities. The event is conducted by the ILO through its OSH project in Indonesia named ‘SafeYouth@Work’ which supports the Government of Indonesia and its social partners to promote OSH for young workers, including by adapting its OSH legislation and policies to the requirements of the ILO Promotional Framework for OSH Convention (Convention No. 187) ratified by Indonesia in August 2015.

Recent national incidents are a stark reminder of the unsafe conditions still faced by many. According to the latest ILO estimates, more than 1.8 million work-related deaths occur annually in Asia and the Pacific region. In fact, about 2/3 of global work-related mortality occurs in Asia. At the global level, more than 2.78 million people die per year as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work.

For further information please contact:

Lusiani Julia
ILO’s Programme Officer
Tel.: +6221 3913112 ext. 135
Email: lusiani@ilo.org

Gita F. Lingga
ILO’s Communications Officer
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Email: gita@ilo.org