Innovative OSH platform and game board for young workers

To better reach out young workers in the country, the ILO and its partners have developed and launched communication tools in the forms of online OSH platform and game board.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 15 July 2019
The launch of the Youth4OSH Portal
To promote better occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness and culture of prevention in Indonesia, particularly young workers, the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian OSH Council (DK3N) launched an OSH communications tool named Youth4OSH Portal in Jakarta in the mid of this year. The portal was developed to serve as online platform for stakeholders in pilot Southeast Asia countries in Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

The establishment of this interactive communications platform is also marked the continuous efforts taken by Indonesia, with support of the ILO, in promoting OSH awareness and culture prevention for young people in the country."

Abdul Hakim, the ILO’s National Coordinator on OSH
The Youth4OSH portal was initially introduced by the ILO in April 2018 during the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health. After the introduction, an initial training on the portal’s functions and usage was held in August 2018.
“The establishment of this interactive communications platform is also marked the continuous efforts taken by Indonesia, with support of the ILO, in promoting OSH awareness and culture prevention for young people in the country,” remarked Abdul Hakim, the ILO’s National Coordinator on OSH.

Together with the ILO, we have tested the OSHNopoly and we have received good responses. They all said that they can easily understand OSH related issues by playing the game."

Fadlil Kaafi, one of the ILO’s OSH youth champions who assisted the ILO in the try out sessions and who have developed a short tutorial video on OSHNopoly
Complementing the portal, a board game named OSHNopoly was also launched. Inspired by the classic board game Monopoly, the OSHNopoly was aimed to raise OSH awareness in a fun and creative way.

“Together with the ILO, we have tested the OSHNopoly and we have received good responses. They all said that they can easily understand OSH related issues by playing the game,” told Fadlil Kaafi, one of the ILO’s OSH youth champions who assisted the ILO in the try out sessions and who have developed a short tutorial video on OSHNopoly.

Aspirations of young workers about OSH

The event was concluded with an interactive talkshow with young workers representing a young employer, a young creative worker, a young unionist and a young university student as a future worker. The talkshow concluded with the notion that most of young workers still lack of understanding and awareness related to OSH while performing the jobs and professions.

An interactive talkshow with young workers discussing about the importance of OSH for young workers
“Most businesses run by a young employer like me still have a lack of understanding about OSH and the importance of OSH for businesses. Through discussions like this would help us better implementing OSH in our businesses and taking the benefits from the OSH prevention culture in our workplace,” said Ahmad Alviansyah, 24 years old, a young employer in a shoe cleaning business.

We do not even realize that long working hours are considered as occupational hazards. We take this as our dedication to work."

Regi Kusnadi, 24 years old, a creative young worker
Similarly Regi Kusnadi, 24 years old, a creative young worker, shared that most of creative young workers tend to work long hours. “We do not even realize that long working hours are considered as occupational hazards. We take this as our dedication to work,” told Regi.

Dini Rahmawati, a young unionist, has been active in disseminating information related to OSH to young workers. “I learnt that young workers could be so ignorant about issues related to OSH. That is why I tried to approach young workers in my circle and raise their awareness that when we talk about jobs, the main issues are not only about wages and benefits, but also working conditions and OSH,” she explained.

A video blog or vlog on OSH can be effective to reach out to youth and young workers. Other way includes the appointment of young OSH ambassador – an influencer with a high number of young followers can be selected as he or she can better communicate these issues to his or her followers and other young people."

Indana, a young university student
‘You only live once’ slogan was also one of the constraints to approach youth and young workers to be interested in learning OSH related issues. Therefore Indana, a young university student, suggested some innovative ways to better promote OSH related issues to youth.

“A video blog or vlog on OSH can be effective to reach out to youth and young workers. Other way includes the appointment of young OSH ambassador – an influencer with a high number of young followers can be selected as he or she can better communicate these issues to his or her followers and other young people,” she said.

The OSHNopoly game is given to one of the young workers by DK3N
The event was conducted by The ILO’s Youth4OSH programme aims to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities and occupational diseases through inculcating a preventive safety and health culture among young workers and young employers. The programme is supported by the US Council for International Business (USCIB).