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1 Paper presented at the Global thematic Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to Implement the GHS of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 – 18 November 2005 Roland Hutapea, Directorate of Hazardous Substances Control National Agency for Drug and Food Control

2 PAPUA GEOGRAPHICAL MAP OF INDONESIA

3 Indonesia is the worlds largest archipelago : 5 major islands and about 30 smaller groups total number of islands : 17,500 sea area : 1.9 million sq km population : approx. 220 M people from over 300 distinct ethnic groups (with different dialects) The territory of the Republic of Indonesia stretches from 6 08 north latitude to south latitude and from to east longitude. It lies between two oceans, the Pacific and the Indian and bridges two continents : Asia and Australia. to be continued…

4 Majority of the people work in agricultural sector (mostly in rural area), and it is not surprising that the country using large amount of pesticides and fertilizers. Industries are mainly located in major cities and towns. Indonesia is an importing country for chemicals and also producing a variety of chemicals which are then used to produce a number of products ranging from plastics, textiles, fertilizers, household products and paints. A number of government sectors are involved in chemicals management (industry, health, man power, agriculture, transport and trade)

5 Since the Forum III in Salvador, Brazil in 2000 there has been an increasing concern among stakeholders for GHS adoption Since the Forum III in Salvador, Brazil in 2000 there has been an increasing concern among stakeholders for GHS adoption Several government sector together with industry association i.e. Responsible Care Committee to Indonesia has played a major role towards GHS implementation Several government sector together with industry association i.e. Responsible Care Committee to Indonesia has played a major role towards GHS implementation A number of cross-sector meetings have been conducted to streamline the activities related to GHS A number of cross-sector meetings have been conducted to streamline the activities related to GHS The designation of Indonesia by UNITAR as one of the pilot countries within ASEAN region to perform a project to strengthen national capacity for implementing the GHS for 2005 – 2007 is highly appreciated. The designation of Indonesia by UNITAR as one of the pilot countries within ASEAN region to perform a project to strengthen national capacity for implementing the GHS for 2005 – 2007 is highly appreciated. EXPERIENCE AND CURRENT APPROACHES TO GHS IMPLEMENTATION

6 In fact, such a project could facilitate the process of harmonization of classification and labeling of chemicals in the country with the output : formulation of national implementation strategy on GHS. In fact, such a project could facilitate the process of harmonization of classification and labeling of chemicals in the country with the output : formulation of national implementation strategy on GHS. The project is set to be accomplished in three phases : The project is set to be accomplished in three phases : Phase 1 : (June 2005 – November 2005) - GHS Situation/ Gap Analysis - Comprehensibility Testing Phase 2 (December 2005 – November 2006) - National Training W/shop on Targeted GHS Capacity Development - Development of Draft GHS Implementing Legislation - Capacity Building and Strategy Development in Industry - Capacity Building and Strategy Development for Civil Society Phase 3 : (December 2006 – May 2007) - National Review Workshop to Develop a Strategic Plan/ Road Map for National Implementation by 2008 Coordinating agency for the UNITAR GHS project has been set up and the establishment of four sub-committees for lead sectors i.e. transport, industrial production, agriculture and consumer products. Coordinating agency for the UNITAR GHS project has been set up and the establishment of four sub-committees for lead sectors i.e. transport, industrial production, agriculture and consumer products. EXPERIENCE AND CURRENT APPROACHES TO GHS IMPLEMENTATION

7 YearActivities 2003 Developing work plan for GHS implementation by 2008 : conducted by concerned government institutions and industry association. GHS socialization for targeted audiences including government, industry, importers, wholesalers: 2004 GHS socialization with targeted audiences (continued) Training of Trainers on GHS in collaboration with JETRO, Japan divided into elementary, intermediate and advance level for government and industry.

8 2005 Undertake the Phase 1 of GHS-UNITAR Project: situation analysis, gap analysis and Comprehensibility Testing GHS socialization with targeted audiences (continued) Trainer of Trainers on GHS, conducted in collaboration with JETRO, Japan (continued) including advance level. Translation of the GHS Purple Book (being undertaken) into local language.

9 2005 Training A glance of GHS : conduct by NADFC in 5 25 people Developing draft of GHS short guidance in Indonesian : conduct by NADFC (still in progress) Developing draft of booklet about GHS : conduct by NADFC

10 CHALLANGE ENCOUNTERED 1.The scarcity of expertise in the area of classification of chemicals and hazard communication 2.Lack of knowledge leading to lack of awareness on hazard and risk of chemicals 3.Lack adequate scientific information in evaluating hazard resulting from the use various chemicals 4.Lack of facilities in place for the determination of the toxicity of chemicals especially for mixtures 5.Difficulties found in translation of some technical terms in Purple Book into local language

11 Human resources The number of staffs to participate in GHS Training of Trainers conducted by JETRO, Japan as follows: 39 people in elementary level 35 people in intermediate level 12 people in advance level Socialization So far, Indonesia already undertake several public education, introducing the concept of GHS Tools In the context of socialization of GHS concept, tools are being prepared by a technical team include : draft of GHS pocket book in local language draft translation of the Purple Book

12 Establishment of 4 Working Groups for gap and situation analysis in order to implementing GHS Establishment of National GHS committee Undertaking Comprehensive Testing Training Workshop : involving 200 participants from private sectors, NGO and government

13 1.Revision or amendment of legislation/ regulation on chemicals within government institution 2.Empowering the association of industry, transport, trade and consumer product related to GHS implementation 3.Increasing the GHS training and socialization activities both in terms frequency and coverage of targeted groups 4.Establishing a network mechanism within stakeholders involved in GHS implementation 5.Development of harmonized training modules on GHS implementation for different targeted groups 6.Linking national policies and activities with provincial government programs

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