OSH Campaign

OSH Consultative Meeting

Indonesia has a long history on OSH, and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through its Ministry of Manpower, along with the social partners (employers’ associations and trade unions) and other key OSH stakeholders are committed to improving and implementing safety culture.

Objectives

Objectives of the OSH Consultative Meeting are following to:
  1. Enhance understanding of ILO Jakarta responses to OSH situation in Indonesia;
  2. Solicit recommendations of OSH stakeholders about activities in 2019;
  3. Strengthen national dialogue on OSH in support of stronger workplace prevention culture.

Background and Justification

Work situations that put at risk the lives or health of workers are unacceptable and have high economic, social and political costs for society. Each year, an estimated 2.78 million women and men die from work-related causes. Young workers aged 15 – 24 suffer up to 40 per cent higher rates of non-fatal occupational injuries than older workers. Key factors responsible for high injury rates for young workers include a lack of awareness of workplace safety principles and rights at work, limited job skills and experience, poor training, assignment to inappropriate tasks, precarious terms of employment and long working hours in difficult conditions, amongst others.

In response to these challenges, the International Labour Organization (ILO) project “Youth4OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains—Building a Culture of Prevention” [RAS/16/05/USC] is addressing one of the key factors contributing to high injury rates among young workers: Lack of awareness about Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) among young workers and young employers. The goal of the Youth4OSH project is to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through inculcating a preventative safety and health culture amongst young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam, with a focus on construction and manufacturing global supply chains. The Youth4OSH project, which is supported by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) Foundation, is being implemented in conjunction with the ILO SafeYouth@Work project, within the overall framework of the ILO Flagship Programme “OSH Global Action for Prevention” (OSH GAP).

Key issues of The Youth4OSH project are accountability, transparent, and sharing. During implementation of the Project, there are some achievements and challenges. On the other hands, The Youth4OSH Project is one of OSH related Projects in Indonesia. There are other projects such as SafeYouth@Work; BetterWork; HIV; and also Palm Oil. Other projects have experienced the same with The Youth4OSH. To harmonize implementation and to make the stakeholders well understood on OSH related Projects, ILO Jakarta organizes The OSH Consultative Meeting. It is also good to prepare sustainability for the future.

Disclaimer

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11.

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. One hundred percentage of the total costs of the project or program is financed with Federal funds, for a total of 11,443,156 dollars.