OSH Campaign

Interactive Discussion on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH): "Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH"

Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.78 million deaths per year. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work.

Background and objective

Every day, people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.78 million deaths per year. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 3.94 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product each year.

The ILO aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents, injuries and diseases and to place the health and safety of all workers on the international agenda to stimulate and support practical action at all levels.

The ILO and its SafeYouth@Work Project (GLO/14/20/USA) is currently supporting the Government and social partners of Indonesia in the area of OSH for youth, including to adapt its occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation and policies to the requirements of the ILO Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention (Convention No. 187) ratified by Indonesia in August 2015. In addition the project seeks to improve the availability of OSH data, the functioning of OSH institutions at national and workplace level, the resources available for OSH inspectors and to increase overall awareness on OSH for youth issues.

On the occasion of Indonesia Safety and Health Months in January-February, the ILO/ SafeYouth@Work Project and the National OSH Council (DK3N) are planning to organize a Celebration Event to put OSH issue front and centre, further increase awareness and knowledge of the particular hazards and risks faced at the workplace, including by young workers, and gain consensus among general public as well as policy makers on the need to promote and protect the rights for OSH, particularly to young workers in Indonesia. The event will be in the format of Radio Talkshow. It is expected that some experts and competent figures will talk about OSH issue, particularly on how OSH prevention and compliance can be promoted in the workplace by government, employers and workers. The Talkshow will also share information on the initiatives taken by the ILO, government, workers and employers in promoting OSH, especially for youth.

Key resource persons:

  1. Rudiyanto, Deputy Chair of the National OSH Council (DK3N)
  2. Sudi Astono, Head of OSH Unit, Ministry of Manpower
  3. dr Harijanto, Indonesian Employers’Association (Apindo)
  4. Supardi, Staf of KSBSI
  5. Valentine Offenloch, Programming Staff for ILO Global Project, Safeyouth@Work