Thursday, 29 January, 2009 | 19:28 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Manpower and Transmigration Department said that the number of accidents taking place at places of work is decreasing from year to year. According to Manpower and Transmigration minister Erman Soeparno, the number of cases went down by 55,82 percent from 2007 to 2008.
In 2005, Erman said, there were 99.023 accidents, followed by 95.624 incidents in 2006 and down to 83.714 in 2008. Meanwhile, based on data as of November 2008, indicates there were 36.986 cases. "The government is committed to raise the awareness, participation and responsibility of all parties in areas of security and health at work places," Erman said yesterday. Enforcing regulations to prevent accidents at workplace, he said, was also running well. "Violators are not only fined, legal action may be taken against them."
The Manpower and Transmigration Department has trained 900 people to provide training at companies. The local government, he said, also responded well to the effort. This year, around 1.500 trainers will be trained. "We hope to be able to train 2.000 people. This is close to the ideal number," Erman said.
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