Indonesia continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure workplace safety and health

The ILO supports the efforts taken by the Ministry of Manpower to strengthen its national policies and programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) through the publication of the 2022 National OSH Profile.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 18 January 2023
The Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah (third from the left) officially launches the 2022 Indonesia National OSH Profile in Sukabumi, West Java.
In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO, officially launched and released “The 2022 Indonesia National OSH Profile” in Sukabumi, West Java. Held on 12 January, the launch marked the beginning of the National OSH Month that has been annually held from 12 January to 12 February.

The Profile aims to sharpen national policies and programmes to be more contextual and human-centred and promote OSH culture in the country. Developed based on consultations with relevant OSH stakeholders, including the ILO, the Profile underlines various efforts taken by Indonesia to further strengthen the OSH management system and boost the country’s economy.

The data is an indication that the world of work should pay more serious attention and prioritize OSH. We urge companies to implement OSH management system according to the existing laws and OSH norms should be part of workers’ and workplace’s culture."

Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower
Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower, highlights the Social Security Agency for Employment (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) data on work accidents revealing that shows an increase of work accidents from 221,740 cases in 2020 to 234,370 in 2021. The accidents have resulted in more than 6,500 deaths of workers.

“The data is an indication that the world of work should pay more serious attention and prioritize OSH. We urge companies to implement OSH management system according to the existing laws and OSH norms should be part of workers’ and workplace’s culture,” she said.

The launch was attended by more than 150 relevant stakeholders from ministerial organizations, workers’ and employers’ organizations, National OSH Council (DK3N), academia, youth champions and mass media.

The Profile was also prepared in conjunction with the 110th International Labour Conference (ILC) in 2022 on the adoption of the resolution on OSH as a fundamental principle and rights at work. The landmark decision means that all ILO Member States commit to respect and promote the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment, whether they have ratified the relevant Conventions.

The support of the ILO was given by the Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of Indonesia with a focus on Women. Funded by the US Department of Labour (USDOL), the project aims to promote labour laws compliance, OSH and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific.

The report is currently available in Bahasa Indonesia, click here