Application of K3 Culture in the Work Environment Is Important!

On Tuesday (11/12), at the Fitness Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, in Jakarta, the issue of K3 Culture (Occupational Safety and Health) in the work environment was echoed again. This is to welcome the K3 Month which will fall in mid-January.

One form of campaign carried out to increase the attention of companies for K3 Culture is the preparation of the K3 Guidelines that will be launched that month.

Regarding this issue, Kartini Rustandi, M.Kes., As the Director of Occupational Health and Sports from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia said that the potential hazards in a work must be anticipated, for example, work-related illnesses and accidents while working.

“Workers must be considered, because many risks will be experienced. If workers get sick, the company will also suffer losses. So, protecting workers must be done early, “he said when met at Kuningan, South Jakarta.

To provide protection to its workers, the company is encouraged to explore the K3 Culture more and apply it

Know what K3 is
Occupational Safety and Health or abbreviated as K3 is one of the efforts of occupational safety and health in a work environment that aims to improve the quality of life and increase worker productivity. Thus, this will have an impact on the company’s profits.

The occupational health and safety standards listed in the K3 Guidebook are Improvement in Work Health Knowledge, Cultivation of Clean and Healthy Life Behaviors (PHBS) in the Workplace, Provision of ASI Space and Provision of Breastfeeding Opportunities.

Not only that, physical activity, health checks and the application of ergonomics in the work environment are also listed in the book. This book is structured as a reference in developing the K3 Culture in the work environment.

In some companies, K3 Culture has been implemented by holding sports classes, providing exercise facilities, or even applying special times for stretching muscles or exercising in the middle of work.

The importance of implementing K3 in the office
The Indonesian Ministry of Health itself continues to echo the K3 Culture because it was recorded in the Social Security Agency (BPJS) data that there were at least 110,285 cases of work accidents throughout 2015, 105,182 cases in 2016, and 80,392 cases until August 2017.

Despite the decline, the Ministry of Health will emphasize the importance of the K3 Culture to minimize cases that still occur.

Head of Sub Directorate of Assessment and Standardization, Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health from the Ministry of Manpower, Drs. M. Idham, M.KKK, explained that the Ministry of Manpower had suggested the application of the K3 Norm.

He hopes that the company will start implementing the stipulated regulations, for the sake of employee productivity and health.

“In general, companies definitely want increased profits. But keep in mind, company profits are also influenced by worker productivity that is closely related to occupational safety and health, “he explained.

The culture of OSH in the work environment has not been fully implemented by companies in Indonesia. According to the Ministry of Health, the key to realizing K3 Culture is the willingness of workers to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well. For example, by leaving early to jog around the office or stretch in the middle of work. So, have you applied the K3 Culture while working?

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