The level of occupational safety and health (K3) of employees is very much needed when employees carry out work activities. Especially for employees who work in a work environment that has a high risk of safety and health, because work safety in the company is not only caused by the system that has been implemented by the company but also the awareness of every individual to avoid work accidents. The risk of accidents at work is still very high, regardless of the type of work, whether in the field or in the office. This can be seen from the number of work accidents in a number of companies. Occupational Health and Safety (K3) is our effort to create a healthy and safe work environment, so as to reduce the probability of work accidents/diseases due to negligence that result in demotivation and deficiency in work productivity.
Coinciding with the closing of the lively engineering week volume III, on Saturday, December 11, 2021, the Executive Board of the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas PGRI Palembang held a Seminar on Occupational Safety and Health (K3), with the theme “Increasing Student Awareness of the Importance of K3 To Realize Zero Accident to Create Professionalism Work”. The activity, which was held at the South Sumatra Province Teacher Building, was attended by the Dean, Deputy Dean, Heads of Study Programs in the Faculty of Engineering, students and invited guests. The seminar which was attended by 70 participants used a blended learning system, namely online and offline.
UPRIP Chancellor in this case represented by Adiguna, ST, M.Si said, this K3 seminar is one of UPGRIP’s dedication as a university that cares about work safety and the importance of awareness about K3, In his speech Adiguna, ST, M.Si said this event aims to increase students’ insight about K3 and can implement what has been obtained in the world of work. “Although there are many obstacles in the implementation of the seminar, but all can be carried out well. Hopefully all this can be a lesson learned and this seminar will be a capital for students to go into the field and hopefully in the future they will be more successful in all things”, said Adiguna closing his remarks.
By presenting speakers who are competent in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (K3), namely Tiranda, ST (K3 Supervisor of the South Sumatra Province Manpower Office) with material on K3 Basic Training, Mahmud Anshory, S.KM (HSSE Officer Pertamina RU III Plaju) with material Implementation of HSSE in the Oil and Gas Industry and the last material was delivered by Sandly Anthony (K3 Officer at PT. Surveyor Indonesia Jakarta) with material on the application of SMK3 in the Company.
This K3 seminar aims, among other things: to increase awareness about work safety which is also needed as a provision for future students when working later To equip, improve and develop skills regarding K3, usually about work implementation procedures and knowledge about the hazards that exist in environment and their prevention and to reduce the number of accidents and occupational diseases.
The seminar activities carried out by students were closed with a question and answer session and the presentation of certificates to the speakers.