Indonesia continues to foster OSH prevention culture through its first National OSH Profile

Indonesia is taking a significant step in ensuring the implementation of OSH prevention culture in the country, by developing and launching its first National OSH Profile.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 08 July 2019
Sugeng Priyanto, Director General of Labour and Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) of the the Ministry of Manpower and Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO, jointly launched the National OSH Profile of of Indonesia
Sugeng Priyanto, Director General of Labour and Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) of the the Ministry of Manpower and Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO, jointly unveiled the cover of the National OSH Profile, marking the official launch of the first National OSH Profile for Indonesia. After the unveiling ceremony, both representatives of the Ministry of Manpower and ILO signed the foreword pages of the publication.

In this globalized era, we have to anticipate changes that occur in the world of work, including changes that have affected the implementation of OSH at the workplaces."

Sugeng Priyanto, Director General of Labour and Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) of the the Ministry of Manpower
The launch was conducted on 27 June in Jakarta, attended by more than 150 relevant stakeholders from ministerial organizations, workers’ and employers’ organizations, National OSH Council (DK3N), youth organizations, academia, youth champions and mass media.

The first of its kinds for Indonesia, 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.

We greatly support the implementation of the National OSH Profile as part of the implementation of the ILO Convention No. 187 on Promotional Framework for OSH."

Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
On behalf of the Minister of Manpower, Director General Sugeng called for actions to make OSH implementation as part of the working culture to minimize occupational accidents and diseases. “In this globalized era, we have to anticipate changes that occur in the world of work, including changes that have affected the implementation of OSH at the workplaces,” he said adding that the government of Indonesia has considered the National OSH Profile as a significant instrument for more measurable OSH programmes and for continuing sustainable improvements in the future.

Meanwhile Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, hoped that the National OSH Profile could act as a benchmark to develop an even more comprehensive picture of the national OSH situation that should be regularly monitored, evaluated and updated. “We greatly support the implementation of the National OSH Profile as part of the implementation of the ILO Convention No. 187 on Promotional Framework for OSH,” she said.

Similar support was also expressed by Fausto Deguzman, Labour Officer of the US Embassy for Indonesia. “We greatly support the achievements made by Indonesia in ensuring more effective and structured OSH implementation as part of the OSH prevention culture in the country,” he stated.

We greatly support the achievements made by Indonesia in ensuring more effective and structured OSH implementation as part of the OSH prevention culture in the country."

Fausto Deguzman, Labour Officer of the US Embassy for Indonesia
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.

The launch was conducted by the ILO through its SafeYouth@Work Project. 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 launch was 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 were key elements.

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.