Workshop on Occupational Diseases

Safe and healthy work is a fundamental human right and safe and healthy workplaces are a foundation of sustainable development. Yet, based on the most recent ILO estimates, 2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses.

Background

Safe and healthy work is a fundamental human right and safe and healthy workplaces are a foundation of sustainable development. Yet, based on the most recent ILO estimates, 2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses. In Indonesia, data from BPJS Employment showed total cases of 88,669 from January-September 2017, in which the majority are accident at work. Government of Indonesia acknowledges that policies and efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat occupational diseases are similarly important.

The ILO Governing Body approved a new list of occupational diseases in 2010, which replaces the preceding one in the annex of Recommendation No. 194. The new list of occupational diseases reflects the state-of-the-art development in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases in the world of today. It indicates clearly where prevention and protection should take place. This ILO list represents the latest worldwide consensus on diseases which are internationally accepted as caused by work.

In-line with the new list of occupational diseases, the Government of Indonesia is discussing a revision of the Presidential Decree 1993, No.22 on List of Occupational Diseases. This revision will become a basis for preventative, curative and rehabilitative efforts as well as compensation related to work injury benefits. In relation to this, Ministry of Manpower is requesting the ILO support to co-organize the workshop.

Objectives

The Workshop will have the following objectives:

  • Introduce the ILO Convention and Recommendation related on Occupational Diseases and Injury Benefits Compensation
  • Improve better understanding among relevant stakeholders about the list of occupational diseases

Outputs

  • Improved awareness on Occupational Diseases according to international instruments
  • Strengthened understanding on Occupational Diseases among national stakeholders, in relation to workers’ protection