National Safety Month Kicked Off at PTFI, Aiming at Workers Behavioral Changes in 2022
13 January 2022
The 2022 National Safety Month officially began at PT Freeport Indonesia, emphasizing changing behavior to reinforce Fatal Risk Management initiatives among the workforce.
A ceremony celebrating the start of 2022 National Safety Month was held January 13 at Tera Shop at Mile Post 72 and was attended by representatives from PTFI employees, contractors and partner companies. This year’s national safety month themed “Safety Behavior Implementation in Day-to-Day Activities to Help Workers Embracing Digitalization Era” will go through February 13 and will include hybrid and online events and activities that follow existing health protocols.
“Fatal Risk Management is a critical element in our operations, and it is our shared responsibility to understand and incorporate it in our day-to-day activities. No matter how prepared you are with FRM, without behavior changes to embody it in our daily work and life, it won’t make any difference,” said Carl Tauran, PTFI Executive Vice President-Site Operations and Technical Mine Manager.
With the 2021 total recordable injury rate higher than 2020s, Tauran encouraged employees to improve their safety alertness and performance in 2022.
“Every worker has the right of safe and healthy working conditions, but to achieve that, everyone must take part in ensuring their safety and that of everyone around them,” Tauran said.
Yongki Wopari, Senior Manager-Mine Maintenance, who chairs this year’s national safety month committee, explained various strategies and innovations to help achieve the behavioral changing goals.
“Safety is fundamental to us as a mining company. We comply with the government health and safety standards and regulations while at the same time continuing to improve our health and safety management system,” Wopari said. “In a broader sense, our goal is not only to embody FRM and health and safety principles at the workplace, but also to encourage the organization to incorporate it in daily life, so it will be an integral health and safety behavior.”
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