Recalling the Importance of Occupational Health and Safety

To improve the economic relations of trade in goods and services between countries in the era of globalization and free markets in 2020, there are important factors that must be considered. These factors are named occupational health and safety.

Occupational Health and Safety is a model of business in creating a workplace that is safe, healthy and free from environmental pollution so that the number of accidents at work can decrease. This will have an impact on increasing efficiency and productivity at work.

The amount of accidents at work not only causes losses to the victims or material losses for workers and companies, but it will have an impact on the overall production process and ultimately can harm the environment that impacts the wider community.

We will never stop to inform you about the importance of implementing occupational health and safety, especially in Indonesia. A lot of data explains that there are still many workers who still underestimate the risk of their work so they do not use safety devices.

Construction Workers (Source: Flickr)

Definition of Occupational Health and Safety

According to one doctor of health, Dr. Sardjito said that work safety is a safety condition that is free from the risk of accidents and damage in the workplace which includes the condition of buildings, machine conditions, safety equipment, and worker conditions.

He also believes that occupational health and safety cannot be separated from the production process, both in the service sector or industry. If occupational health and safety have begun to be implemented properly, the possibility of accidents and diseases caused by work will be smaller.

The Purpose of Implementing Occupational Health and Safety

In addition to having functions for the safety of workers as we mentioned earlier, there are various functions and objectives in the application of occupational health and safety. The following are the various functions and objectives:

  1. Maintaining and improving the health status of workers, whether physical, mental or social health;
  2. Prevent the emergence of workers’ health problems that result from actions/conditions of the work environment;
  3. Protect workers from possible dangers that arise in their work;
  4. Workers can use work equipment and equipment effectively and as well as possible;
  5. Maintain production with guaranteed security; and
  6. It gives a sense of security and protection for every worker at work.

Three Main Components of Work

In studying occupational health and safety, three aspects must be achieved in harmony or harmony. The three aspects are:

  1. Work Capacity: occupational health status, occupational nutrition, and others;
  2. Workload: physical or mental
  3. Additional Burden: comes from the work environment such as noise, heat, dust, and others.

All three elements must be able to adjust to each other. If this cannot be done, the productivity of the work done by the workers will decrease (causing health problems in the form of illness or accidents at work).

The lack of attention to safety at Work (Source: Flickr)

Application of Ergonomics in Occupational Health and Safety

One of the sciences that can be used in applying the three main components of work is ergonomics. In short, ergonomics is a way to harmonize work tools, methods, processes, and environments with humans (users) so that conditions such as healthy, safe, comfortable and efficient work can occur.

Most office workers or government health services work in less ergonomic positions. This can occur because the equipment used is usually imported goods. Imported goods do not match the body size of workers in Indonesia.

To overcome this problem, anthropometric measuring tools are required to measure the bodies of workers so that the application of ergonomics can be accomplished. The success of an ergonomic product will be directly proportional to the desired occupational health and safety.

Best Anthropometry Measurement Tool

To support the requirement to make all measurements quickly and effectively in the application of ergonomics, Solo Abadi offers an anthropometric measuring instrument called the Portable Anthropometry Kit.

Portable Anthropometry Kit

Portable Anthropometry Kit is an anthropometric measurement tool that can calculate the entire body of the human body. Portable Anthropometry Kit consists of numerous tools with different functions. Starting from the anthropometer used in vertical body measurements. Then, a sliding calliper is used in vertical body measurements with smaller scales such as the length of the palm of the hand, length of the hand and others. And finally, the small spreading calliper used in measuring circular bodies, such as head circumference, chest circumference and so on.

Sliding Caliper
Small Spreading Caliper

The Portable Anthropometry Kit that we provide is made of stainless-steel material, so the level of damage to this anthropometric measuring instrument is very small. In addition, the Portable Anthropometry Kit box is specifically designed to maintain its quality.

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