News, articles and statements on occupational safety and health

May 2020

  1. Online youth engagement to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    05 May 2020

    One of the ILO’s OSH youth champions manages and organizes a weekly livestreamed talkshow to engage Indonesian youth to better protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2020

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    Seafarers and fishers: Providing vital services during the COVID-19 pandemic

    30 April 2020

    As many countries in the world marked Labour Day, the International Labour Organization called on governments to implement measures to protect seafarers and fishers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Indonesia take actions to stop the pandemic through OSH

    30 April 2020

    As a response to a growing concern over the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections in some parts of the world, including Indonesia, the ILO teamed up with the Ministry of Manpower and National OSH Council (DK3N) highlighted actions that could be taken to mitigate the impact and stop the outbreak.

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    COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

    30 April 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational safety and health takes on even greater importance. It is a core aspect of decent work, and as such, it should be universally guaranteed. Yet, too many work accidents still take place every year.

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    The COVID-19 crisis may lead to mental health issues for many workers

    28 April 2020

    The pandemic and the resulting economic recession will exacerbate pre-existing health inequities and have a larger impact on the mental health of vulnerable disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities and the unemployed.

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    Protect workers both now and after lockdowns ease, says ILO

    28 April 2020

    The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.

  6. Are there enough health workers?

    03 April 2020

    Countries’ capacities to recruit and retain health workers vary significantly across regions. This unequal distribution exacerbates inequities in access to health services.

December 2019

  1. Indonesia to develop its National OSH Programme 2020-2024

    02 December 2019

    As a follow-up to its National OSH Profile, Indonesia under its Ministry of Manpower is now in the process of preparing of Presidential Decree on National OSH Programme 2020-2024 to drive sustainable OSH development and implementation in the next five years.

October 2019

  1. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

July 2019

  1. Innovative OSH platform and game board for young workers

    15 July 2019

    To better reach out young workers in the country, the ILO and its partners have developed and launched communication tools in the forms of online OSH platform and game board.

  2. Indonesia continues to foster OSH prevention culture through its first National OSH Profile

    08 July 2019

    Indonesia is taking a significant step in ensuring the implementation of OSH prevention culture in the country, by developing and launching its first National OSH Profile.

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    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

  1. ILO to launch new report on work-related heat stress

    28 June 2019

  2. Indonesia launches its first National OSH Profile to promote safe and secure working environments and foster prevention culture

    27 June 2019

    Indonesia continues to demonstrate progress and leadership on occupational safety and health (OSH) and to promote a national culture of prevention on OSH.

  3. Learning OSH in a fun and creative way with OSHNopoly

    14 June 2019

    The ILO promote a fun and creative way to learn about concept and practical information on occupational safety and health (OSH) through a board game named OSHNopoly. ILO Jakarta Office is to launch the Indonesian version of the game.

  4. Working hand in hand to strengthen OSH programmes at national and provincial level

    10 June 2019

    The ILO and its social partners continue to work together in creating a culture of prevention through the development of national OSH programme and building the capacity for OSH provincial stakeholders.

May 2019

  1. Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

  2. 100 years of making work safer and healthier

    21 May 2019

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.

  3. Recognizing the dangers of asbestos

    08 May 2019

    The ILO in collaboration with the Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network (INA-BAN) raised the public awareness about the danger of asbestos.

April 2019

  1. Towards improved OSH data collection and analysis in ASEAN

    05 April 2019

    Indonesia hosted the 6th ASEAN OSHNET: OSH Data Collection and Analysis, aimed to improve policies for reporting occupational accidents and employment injury insurance in ASEAN.