Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) took a monumental step towards fortifying workplace safety with the Comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety (K3) Training initiative designed explicitly for UGM’s educational staff. The meticulously organized event, conducted at Hall C of Grha Sabha Pramana, West Wing 1st Floor, on December 21, 2023, brought together a diverse cohort of 100 passionate participants from various departments across the university.
Setting the tone for this endeavor, Professor Suadi, S.Pi., M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D., the Director of Human Resources at UGM, emphasized the paramount significance of prioritizing workplace safety in his speech. “K3 transcends organizational boundaries due to the prevalence of safety concerns. It’s akin to an iceberg, where seemingly minor issues can have significant repercussions. This training arms us with in-depth insights into K3 principles, fostering a work environment that isn’t just productive but also secure and comfortable,” he underscored.
The training sessions, meticulously curated for maximum impact, commenced with Ana Christalina Suriwati Suryorini, S.T., M.T., head of the Coordination Subdivision of Occupational Safety and Health and the Office Environment Security, Occupational Safety, Emergencies, and Environment (K5L). Her comprehensive presentation navigated through the legal foundations of the K3 program, elucidating employee rights and responsibilities, safety guarantees, proper utilization of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the importance of K3 signage, and the tangible benefits derived from adhering to K3 guidelines.
Dr. Yuniantika, MPH, representing Gadjah Mada Medical Center (GMC), took the stage for the subsequent segment, focusing on Health and First Aid for Emergency Situations (PPGD). Her insights revolved around critical factors influencing workplace safety, including workload management, assessing work capacity, and understanding environmental influences. Practical components of the session encompassed essential first-aid measures for diverse emergency scenarios, ensuring participants were well-versed and equipped to respond effectively during crises.
The training transcended mere theoretical impartation. Participants were actively engaged in practical exercises, absorbing instructions meticulously and demonstrating a sincere interest in assimilating the newly acquired knowledge into their respective workplace contexts.
Amidst the interactive sessions, attendees vocalized their enthusiasm and appreciation for the systematic delivery of content and the engaging practical segments. A participant lauded the training’s comprehensive nature, noting its provision of theoretical insights and pragmatic solutions, fostering an environment conducive to prompt and effective responses to K3-related incidents.
The resounding consensus among attendees underscored the value and necessity of this K3 training for individual skill enhancement and fostering a collective culture of safety and preparedness across the UGM community. Participants unanimously echoed their commitment to proactively applying these insights, ensuring a safer and healthier work environment across UGM.
This training epitomizes UGM’s unwavering commitment to nurturing a workplace culture where safety isn’t just a priority but an ingrained value. Educators emerge as proficient professionals and stewards of their well-being, ensuring that UGM is a beacon of safety and productivity within the academic realm. (UGM/Rista)