Opening Remarks at the Tripartite Consultation on National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Profile

By Michiko Miyamoto, Director of ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste at the Tripartite Consultation on National OSH Profile

Statement | Jakarta, Indonesia | 26 March 2018
Greetings Bapak Sugeng Priyanti, DG of Labour Inspection and OSH, and participants representing employers, unions, and related ministries and government agency, including ministry of energy and natural resources, ministry of health, ministry of agriculture, ministry of public works and housing as well as OSH expert associations and BPJS.

Congratulations on the establishment of the Labour Inspection Committee after six year waiting  based on Ministerial Regulation No.10 of 2012), and congratulations to all new members who are invited today to provide their views on the draft of national OSH Profile.

ILO has been supporting the Ministry in developing the national OSH profile, and we hope that this year, Indonesia could renew its national OSH Profile, as this is very important instrument for the improvement of Osh conditions in the country.

The OSH profile is an essential initial step in the process of building an effective national OSH programme. It is a key tool in the application of a systems management approach to OSH. The profile can be used not only as a basis for identifying priorities for action but also, through its periodic updating, as a tool for measuring progress over time.

According to ILO Recommendation No.197, the national profile should:
  • be prepared at country level through a process involving all the national authorities and social partners concerned with OSH,
  • provide basic data and information on or influencing OSH, at both the national and aggregate enterprise levels, including available legislative framework, enforcement and implementation mechanisms and infrastructures, workforce distribution, resources devoted to OSH, OSH initiatives and level of protection;
  • provide practical information on ongoing initiatives and activities at the country level.
  • identify gaps and needs for further development of existing legal, institutional, administrative and technical infrastructure related to the sound management of OSH.
  • contain contextualized information
  • updated regularly (e.g. every 5 year);
  • Would constitute a means to improve coordination among all OSH stakeholders;
  • Would be the basis for further situation analysis – conclusion should point to possible areas for further analysis and assessment
National OSH Profile is different from and does not replace Annual Plans and Reports; Statistics on occupational accidents and diseases; Assessment of system, legal reviews, labour inspection audits etc.; and National OSH Policies and OSH Programmes.

Once again, this meeting is an important step for the development of the National OSH Profile, as it serves as the consultation forum of the OSH involving the relevant stakeholders, and we hope all of you could be productive and constructive so that National OSH Profile could be finalized to as the basis to continue other works in OSH area.

Terima kasih dan selamat berdiskusi