Occupational Health and Safety
Health Management System
One of our ambitions is to be the safest and most reliable mining company in the world. We want to achieve zero fatal work accidents and minimize Occupational Diseases (PAK).
Towards this target, we made several efforts through the company's internal policies. In 2020, we set our Strategic Priorities in five pillars that will continue for the next 3-5 years.
Health, Safety and Risk
The goal is to lay a solid foundation to be achieved in 2030 and 2050, towards a PT Vale that is safer, more reliable, competitive, sustainable and loved by the community.
We have an occupational health and safety management system that is contained in the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Policy.
Health Management Implementation
The production process and nickel in matte products have complied with safety, health and security requirements.
The assessment process takes place simultaneously with the submission of standard compliance, namely:
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) or rules for limiting hazardous substances for the manufacturing industry and electronic equipment adopted by the European Union since 2006.
ISO 17025:2008 regarding Competency Requirements for Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
We have a policy for implementing OHS which refers to the Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 1827 K/30/MEM/2018 Appendix IV concerning the Implementation of the Mineral and Coal Mining Safety Management System, as well as the Mineral and Coal Mining Safety Management System (SMKP Minerba).
The implementation of SMKP Minerba aims to ensure the safety and health of all (100%) employees and contractor/supplier workers without any exceptions. Since 2020, we have launched the Safe Work Permit (SWP), as a standard that is applied globally across all Vale units.
Our OHS management involves management and employees through the OHS Central Committee, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Manpower, and other stakeholders. The implementation of K3 covers the entire process of mining operations and production activities, as compliance with regulations including the Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 1827/K/30/MEM/2018 concerning Guidelines for the Implementation of Good Mining Engineering Rules.
To support this, we pay special attention to employees and contractor workers who work with high risks to their occupational safety and health to minimize threats.
One form of the company's attention is to provide regular training to employees, including:
OHS Mining Workshop
Hazard Identification and Control Training
Personal Protective Equipment, Safe Work Permit (Issuer/Acceptor)
Working at Heights
Isolation & Lock Out Critical Activity Requirements (CAR)
We also ensure that our employees continue to work safely in the field by regularly holding Gemba, Open Talk, Safety Talk and Day of Reflection. These activities help us improve production safety performance.
We implement an occupational health and safety management system to ensure safe production and programs to ensure high-risk management and occupational safety standards.
These activities are carried out through:
Contractor Safety Management System (CSMS)
General Induction Program (GIP)
Site Specific Induction Program (SSIP)
Risk Assessment (RA)
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
Critical Activity Requirements (CAR)
Safe Work Permit (SWP)
Field observations in the form of audits/inspections
Holding a monthly forum with contractors attended by PJOs from all PT Vale Indonesia, the company's partner
Annual SMKP internal audit for IUJP companies within PT Vale Indonesia
Request for SWP and JSA before carrying out work
Monitor and follow up on any violations that have been regulated in the Golden Rules (smoking and phone detection)
Obsession with Safety and Risk Management
We define five main behaviors as the basis of the company's culture. We place an obsession with safety and risk management at our core. We make decisions by putting safety and human life above other assets and outcomes by:
Identify and manage risks associated with activities for all stakeholders
Demonstrate leadership regarding security in an open and tangible way through measurable actions
Encourage conversation about security dilemmas, operational issues and controversial flags
Asking questions and showing genuine interest in the answers
Encourage everyone to express ideas and opinions of employees
Encourages learning from mistakes
Appreciate the plurality of profiles
Rely on the Vale Production System (VPS) to achieve:
Safe and environmentally responsible operation, assurance on the integrity of assets and employees.
Strengthening PT Vale's organizational culture through human resource development, standardization of best practices, operational discipline, and adherence to routines.
Floor Management Development System (FMDS) as a VPS tool to translate targets into KPIs, monitor performance, uncover problems, handle deviations, and improve performance.
In the Housekeeping Program, we make references to workspaces (work posts) to distinguish abnormal conditions from normal conditions, thus enabling employees to visually identify any unwanted circumstances and waste in the workspace.
Health and Safety Management System Achievements
One of our major achievements for the sixth year in a row is the absence of death or lifelong disability for 9,000 workers during the 2016-2022 period.
We received an award from the national government for the performance of our health and safety management system.
Gold Predicate in HIV/AIDS Prevention (P2 HIV/AIDS) and Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19 (P2 COVID-19) in the Workplace from the Ministry of Manpower on 28 April 2021.
Aditama (Gold Medal) for the Mining Safety Management category of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on 8 May 2018.
Primary Award (Bronze) for the Mining Safety category of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2016
Aditama Award (Bronze) for Mining Safety and Occupational Health Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in September 2014.