The National OSH Profile is a significant instrument in the implementation of more measurable OSH programmes and initiatives, and can be used as a tool for continuing sustainable improvements in the future."M. Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower
Indonesia ratified the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) in 2015, manifesting its national commitment that economic development and improvement of national production should not be conducted at the expense of OSH, and in support of its efforts to promote national OSH culture.
As part of its renewed commitment and integrated approach to promote OSH, the Ministry of Manpower, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), will launch the new National OSH Profile 27 June with the participation of the Minister of Manpower, M. Hanif Dhakiri.
The Profile summarizes the existing national situation on OSH. The Profile also reviews current legislation and regulations, OSH infrastructure and resources, as well as the national situation of occupational injury and diseases. As described in Recommendation No. 197, the development of the Profile is intended to serve as a basis for formulating and reviewing the national OSH programme, at national and enterprise levels.
M. Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower, emphasized the important role of the National OSH Profile in building an effective national OSH programme. “The National OSH Profile is a significant instrument in the implementation of more measurable OSH programmes and initiatives, and can be used as a tool for continuing sustainable improvements in the future,” stated Minister of Manpower.
The ILO expresses its hope that the National OSH Profile can act as a benchmark to develop an even more comprehensive picture of the national OSH situation and that the Profile and national OSH Programme are regularly monitored, evaluated and updated."Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
In addition to the National OSH Profile, the 27 June event will feature the launching of OSH tools in the form of an OSH web portal, serving as an online platform to support networks and organizations in promoting OSH awareness and prevention actions among workers and employers, particularly young workers and young employers. Another OSH tool to be launched is the OSH board game named OSHNopoly. Inspired by the classic board game Monopoly, the OSHNopoly game aims to raise OSH awareness among young people in a fun and creative way, while reflecting a worker rights perspective.
The launch event will also include an interactive discussion with Indonesian youth, at which four young people will engage on OSH issues, representing a creative worker, trade unionist, entrepreneur/employer and university student. They will share their knowledge, experiences, challenges and hopes related to OSH, and the knowledge sharing session will provide important inputs for the development of the national OSH programme components. The national OSH programme is planned as a direct follow-up to the issuance of the National OSH Profile.
The event is supported by the ILO through its SafeYouth@Work and Youth4OSH Projects. The USDOL-funded SafeYouth@Work Project aims to improve OSH among workers up to the age of 24, and to build a culture of prevention on OSH. The Youth4OSH seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.
The event is also part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ILO this year. As part of its mandate, the ILO continues to promote decent work through development of OSH national systems, of which the new Profile and Programme are key elements. The ILO centenary observance also recognizes Indonesia’s 69-year journey with the ILO as a Member State.
For further information please contact:Abdul Hakim
ILO’s Officer on OSH Development
Gita F. Lingga
ILO’s Communications Officer
ILO SafeYouth@Work Project funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11. One hundred per cent of the total cost of the project or program is financed with federal funds, for a total of USD 11,443,156.00. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.