Perjalanan Indonesia Bebas Asbes

Title translated into English

Road to Asbestos Free in Indonesia

Film: Duration in minutes

5 Minute 06 second minutes

Content

This story about the Road to an Asbestos Free in Indonesia  Asbestos has been imported to Indonesia legally since 1950. In 2018 Indonesia still imports 109,000 tons of Asbestos in various forms.90% asbestos is use in Construction sector and 13%  as Asbestos roofing in urban area. There is 3 type of asbestos: blue, brown and white. Indonesia already prohibit to use the blue and brown type of asbestos long time ago. But white Asbestos that is known as Chrysotile is still legally use until now. Chrysotile widely use as roofs, insulating, ceilings, pipes, cement, brake lining, etc. Chrysotile is composed of very small and fine fibers that are invisible and it can cause non-malignant disease called asbestos related diseases (ARD).Chrysotile is also declared and proven as human carcinogen can cause malignant such pleural lung cancer (mesothelioma), lung cancer, laryngeal cancer and ovarian cancer. ILO predicted more than 100,000 workers died each year caused by asbestos.  There is one manufacturer in Cibinong Indonesia produced gland packing made from Chrysotile asbestos since 26 years ago.  Chrysotile is use as gland packing main material because the durability and cost of the product.  Everything changes when non-malignant asbestos related diseases was diagnosed in one of the workers in 2016. This is related to environment measurement of asbestos dust in workplace that several points of sample has exceeded the threshold limit value that set by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and the worker only using personal protective equipment of cotton mask while work.This case become the first ARD in Indonesia that approved as an occupational disease by the Indonesia government and being compensated by National Employees Social Security System.  Facing this situation company stop use asbestos and substitutes asbestos to non-asbestos material. But it not over, Company faced difficulties to sell the product in the market. Profit decline, worker worried about their health and income and Buyer gone.  Another ARD cases found in 5 workers that have been worked for more than 10 years in the company. 3 workers still work and 2 retirement workers. So Now Indonesia has 6 ARD cases proved as an occupational disease and being compensated. Other problem is asbestos removal and cleaning asbestos in the workplace. knowledge and resources for asbestos removal is very uncommon in Indonesia. Even Now after stop produce Asbestos product and asbestos measurement in environment is far away below TLV, but regarding to WHO there is no safe use of asbestos. There is no threshold limit value regarding the minimal amount of asbestos exposure that is safe for humans and to be free from the risk of ARD and mesothelioma. Facing this situation, Company send some employee aboard to learn about asbestos removal. This company case is a lesson we can learn that asbestos exposure has a serious health impact for the worker. There are safe and economically viable substitutes for asbestos containing products, that are already used in 55 countries that have banned asbestos.  It is urgently required awareness and cooperation from all stakeholder including government, employers, worker, union, researchers, scientist, doctor and society to eliminate asbestos in Indonesia like the other countries that have banned asbestos.

 

Message

Asbestos exposure has a serious health impact for the worker. There are safe and economically viable substitutes for asbestos containing products, that are already used in 55 countries that have banned asbestos.  It is urgently required awareness and cooperation from all stakeholder including government, employers, worker, union, researchers, scientist, doctor and society to eliminate asbestos in Indonesia like the other countries that have banned asbestos.

Background

Experiance of one manufacturer in Cibinong Indonesia produced gland packing made from Chrysotile asbestos since 26 years ago.  Chrysotile is use as gland packing main material because the durability and cost of the product.  Everything changes when non-malignant asbestos related diseases was diagnosed in one of the workers in 2016. This is related to environment measurement of asbestos dust in workplace that several points of sample has exceeded the threshold limit value that set by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and the worker only using personal protective equipment of cotton mask while work.This case become the first ARD in Indonesia that approved as an occupational disease by the Indonesia government and being compensated by National Employees Social Security System.  Facing this situation company stop use asbestos and substitutes asbestos to non-asbestos material. But it not over, Company faced difficulties to sell the product in the market. Profit decline, worker worried about their health and income and Buyer gone.  Another ARD cases found in 5 workers that have been worked for more than 10 years in the company. 3 workers still work and 2 retirement workers. So Now Indonesia has 6 ARD cases proved as an occupational disease and being compensated. Other problem is asbestos removal and cleaning asbestos in the workplace. knowledge and resources for asbestos removal is very uncommon in Indonesia.

Target Group

Indonesian Society

Campaign

inaban.org
Indonesian ban to asbestos

Contact details Editor / Production company

Zio Clinic, Occupational Health & Medicine
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