Commitment and Policy
The general objective of the Company’s OHS is to protect and maintain the workers’ health and safety and the work environment, reduce the risk of occupational accidents and illnesses, as well as to ensure that all production sources are properly maintained in order to be used safely and efficiently.
As a mining service company, mining safety is a top priority. For this reason, the Company has established the Health, Safety, and Environment (SHE) policy as follows:
- Fulfill the compliance with laws and regulations and other requirements related to OHS.
- Identify all OHS hazards in the work environment and assess the associated risks and impacts.
- Establish control measures to eliminate OHS hazards, as well as reduce the risks and impacts that may arise.
- Ensure that safe work procedures are in place and implemented for every job performed by employees and working partners.
- Ensure continuous improvement of the OHS management system through scientific and technological studies as well as the latest best practices.
- Improve the quality of field supervision by implementing an OHS accountability program.
- Provide an adequate budget for the implementation of an effective OSH management system.
- Provide consultation and participation means for workers and worker representatives.
OHS Long Term Strategies
The Company has set a target of increasing safety performance, namely avoiding loss incidents by up to 30% and avoiding Used of Availability (UA) due to fatigue by up to 75% by 2022.
The company through BUMA implements an integrated management system called BUMA Management System B’Safe. B’Safe includes the implementation of the international standards of ISO 14001-Environmental Management System, ISO 45001-OHS Management System, and Mining Safety Management System (SMKP). The Company’s OHS Management System has been certified according to OHSAS 18001: 2007 by the SGS Certification Body valid until March 11, 2021, which covers the work areas of Lati, Kideco, Adaro, Binungan and Sungai Danau Jaya (SDJ).
OHS Program and Cost
The OHS program which was implemented in 2020 includes, among others, programs related to the occupational safety and health, OHS management system, operational safety and National OHS months.
The Company’s commitment to OHS program was supported by the cost realization in this field which reached around Rp 534 billion in 2020.
Organization, Communication, & Consultation
The Company forms an OHS Committee both at the head office and jobsite level. The head office committee is chaired by the Safety, Health & Environment GM whose duty is to design policies and supervise the OHS implementation as well as is responsible for the OHS implementation at the head office. OHS Committee at each jobsite who is appointed by the President Director, is chaired structurally by a Project Manager and functionally by an OHS Manager. The jobsite OHS Committee includes employee representatives who are responsible for communicating OHS policies to their colleagues and providing feedback to the Committee regarding OHS practices in their workplace.
The Company communicates and consults with the employees to foster mutual care and sharing of knowledge. In addition, the Company also implements the SAHABAT SHE Initiative which includes SHE Campaign, SHE accountability, one on one coaching, frontline speak up, and small group discussions. All communication and consultation activities are carried out in stages over a certain period, including:
- Communication related to SHE is carried out in stages to reach all levels.
- SHE Committee meetings are held regularly to discuss strategic matters related to HSE objectives, targets and programs.
- Mass dissemination of SHE information is carried out through: P5M, safety talk, SHE induction, campaigns and seminars which are carried out periodically and are well planned.
- SHE coaching to employees is carried out during planned task observation by supervisors.
Fatigue is one of the main cause of accidents based on a research conducted by BUMA with DuPont safety consultant in 2019. In an effort to improve this condition, the Company implemented comprehensive fatigue management.
Hazards and Risk Control
OHS management starts with hazard identification and risk assessment and control as part of the implementation of safety risk management. This process is carried out at each jobsite and periodically evaluated. The identified hazards are assessed for the level of risk, and high-risk hazards are managed according to the risk control hierarchy. Identified risk control is carried out regularly through SHE programs, such as: inspection, commissioning, training, repairs of mine facilities and infrastructure, vehicle maintenance, and others. The Company anticipates conditions and practices that are considered safety hazard by providing safety procedures as working guidelines as well as OHS training for employees related to their work. The implementation of safety procedures must be supervised on a regular basis, in order to control hazards and risks in the mine operational area.
High Risk Work Control Program
The Company through BUMA implements High Risk Control Activities which is a system to control and minimize risks in the operational area and/ or towards high-risk activities. Based on hazard identification and risk assessment, the identified high risks are as follows:
- Activities at the Water Treatment Plant
- Chainsaw Felling
- Tandem Lifting
- Coal Dumping at ROM Stockpiling
- Post-blasting Inspection
- Light Vehicle Operation at the Mines
- HSSC (Hot Seat Shift Change)
- Crossing to Pump Direction
- Pump Inlet Cleaning
Control activities in high-risk work include
- Daily Schedule Plan (DSP): mapping of high-risk activities and work areas, name of supervisor, and Emergency Response Team (ERT) number.
- Last Minute Check: final check activities prior to work implementation to ensure that all safety requirements are met.
- Hunting Gap: observations during high-risk work to ensure the compliance with work procedures in the field. Any nonconformity that arises, workers are given immediate coaching
Occupational Health Management
Occupational Health Program
The occupational health program consists of 4 pillars of health efforts (Promotive, Preventive, Curative, and Rehabilitative) which are applied to all employees. Regular occupational health activities that were carried out in 2020 are as follows:
- Monitoring workers’ health through routine health check and follow-up on the results,
- Providing rehabilitation facilities for workers who have experienced work illness/accidents.
- Providing first aid and emergency response facilities.
- Providing health facilities.
- Conducting periodic industrial hygiene monitoring which includes checking the quality of physics and chemistry in the workplace based on risk.
The Company organizes general OHS promotion activities, with the aim of increasing the awareness of all employees towards their health and safety. Activities conducted in 2020 are as follows:
- National OHS Month activities.
- Blood donation program.
- Involving workers to maintain and clean the environment.
Technology Support for a Health and Safety Culture
The Company is deeply concerned on the occurrence of work accidents which resulted in fatalities between 2017 and 2019. This prompted the Company to study and analyze the causes of those work accidents as a precaution to prevent similar incidents in the future. The following are causes of work accidents that resulted in fatalities:
- Low awareness of occupational safety risks at all levels in the organization and weak control over the implementation of work safety program.
- Risks are not actively managed in the field, and the safety system does not support the achievement of Zero Harm.
- The safety system is not yet fully integrated into the operational process.
- Less comprehensive skill and competency development, especially in the supervisory ranks and the key roles of SHE.
The Company is committed to strengthening our OHS risk management strategy by enhancing an integrated OHS system. One of the prevention systems being developed is the Incidents Avoidance System. This system is able to calculate the probability or possibility of an incident from occurring, for early anticipation.
B’SAFE or BUMA SHE Aim for Excellence application is an applications developed to support the Incidents Avoidance System. The objectives of B’SAFE application are:
- To reduce non-value-added activities
- To speed up data provision and/or analysis.
- To accelerate decision making and target preparation for workers such as frontliners, supervisors, management leaders, and SHE team.
- To prevent and/or mitigate the possibility of accidents in the workplace.
The following are 8 (eight) features of B’SAFE application which were developed since 2020:
- iReady which serves to ensure employee readiness before work.
- iBright which serves to inform workers of risk or hazard conditions in the work area that require attention for early anticipation.
- iCheck which is addressed to supervisors. This application serves to inspect the working area before the work starts and to identify the risks that workers will encounter.
- iAlert for supervisors to monitor and supervise real-time health conditions, behavior and fatigue of operators at work, for a more optimum supervision.
- iFit which serves as an application to assist the Company’s doctors in monitoring the health conditions of workers.
- iFast which serves as an application to respond quickly in the event of an incident, which aimed to reduce the impact of that incident.
- iGreen which serves to increase environmental awareness and protection.
- iCare which serves to increase awareness between workers and their families to protect and care for each other.
Prevention and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
After the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in China in December 2019, the virus has spread to Indonesia since February 2020. This had an immediate impact on the operations of the Company and the stakeholders. To mitigate this risk, the Company since end of January has intensively carried out a continuous campaign related to Clean and Healthy Living Behavior (PHBS) starting from the Head Office. In addition, we also immediately formed a Crisis Management Team (CMT) and activated the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to anticipate and prevent the COVID-19 in all of our operational activities.
To monitor the consistency of BUMA Management System implementation, the Company conducts SHE internal audits at each job site at least once a year. The audit results are then discussed in the SHE Committee meeting at sites and Head Office. In addition to internal audits, job sites also conduct ISO 45001 and SMKP surveillance audits once a year to comply with the standard requirements and OHS regulations. Throughout 2020, the Company recorded 0 fatality mining accidents. The Company undertakes mitigation and correction efforts based on the results of incident investigations to fully achieve OHS objectives.
Going forward, the Company and BUMA plan to carry out programs to create a culture of caring, dignified, positive, inspirational, and fun people who can be role models for other employees.