Occupational health and safety indonesia

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Head of Department : Indri Hapsari Susilowati, SKM, MKKK, Ph.D
Secretary                    : Mila Tejamaya, S.Si, MOHS, PhD


ILO reports that one worker died every 15 seconds because of accidents at workplace or work-related ill. Every 15 seconds, there are 160 accidents at work in the world1. In Indonesia, it is reported that within the last 5 (five) years, cases of accidents at work increase from 96,134 cases in 2009 to 103,285 cases in 20132. Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan), or formerly known as PT Jamsostek records that in Indonesia, not less than 9 people died caused by accidents at workplace everyday2where the number of death caused by work in the United Kingdom as comparison only reaches 2 people per day3. Because of this high number of accidents at work, efforts to prevent accidents at work or work-related ill are needed.

Occupational Health and Safety Science that is part of Public Health Sciences is a study and art in management of dangers (anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control) at work place that potentially decrease workers’ prosperity and health levels4. By safe and healthy work environment, productivity of company will increase and it supports the sustainability of the company’s business. Moreover, the demands of national and international regulations require companies to implement occupational health and safety at workplace, so implementation of occupational health and safety becomes very important.

Therefore, due to the high needs of occupational health and safety graduates to support the implementation of occupational health and safety at workplaces as well as the development of science and technology which affects on dynamic condition of workplace, Department of Occupational Health and Safety develops occupational health and safety studies. Five studies of occupational health and safety at Department of Occupational Health and Safety Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia that are multidisciplinary as follows:

  1. Occupational health
  2. Occupational safety
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Industrial Hygiene
  5. Human Factor and behavior in occupational health and safety

Department of Occupational Health and Safety Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia manages Bachelor Program in Public Health Sciences with Occupational Health and Safety major (regular and extension) and Master of Occupational Health and Safety Study Program. Accreditation result of BAN-PT (National Accreditation Body for Higher Education) for the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Study Program is A.


Basics of Occupational Health and Safety
Chemistry and Physics of Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Physiology
Regulations and Policies in Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health
Industrial Hygiene
Human Factor in Occupational Health and Safety
Safety Basics
Management of Chemical Hazard and Biomonitoring
Management of Physical Hazard (ionized and non-ionized radiations, heat stress, illumination and barometric)
Ergonomy Study and Application
Human Factor Assessment
Safety Risk Management
Work-Related Diseases and Surveillance
Noise and Vibra Management
Management of Air Quality inside Room and Industrial Ventilation
Pre-Design Assessment
Psychosocial Dangers and Risks at Workplace
Human Error and Its Prevention
Fire and Main Dangers
Accident and Investigation Concept
Leadership in Occupational Health and Safety
Maintenance and Improvement of Occupational Health
Occupational Health Service
Industrial Toxicology
Food Hygiene and Industrial Sanitation
Industrial Hygiene Practicum
Public Safety
Safety Programs and Implementation
Field Work Practices
Undergraduate Thesis
Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Human Factor in Occupational Health and Safety
Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Ergonomy Design and Assessment
Worker Health Promotion
Industrial Hygiene Management
Safety Principles
Risk Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety Research Methodology
Advanced Industrial Toxicology
Fire and Explosion Management
PublicationPostgraduate Thesis

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Indonesia has one of the highest rates of death for healthcare workers from COVID-19 in the world, with the national medical association estimating the toll is at least 718 by early March 2021.


The majority of the deaths have been doctors and nurses, and this is a grim fact in a country with an already low number of healthcare professionals to serve the population.

Infection rates among a range of healthcare workers are also high, and this report finds that healthcare institutions need to urgently address the hazards and gaps in their systems to help bring these numbers down. It has identified some critical areas for attention to reduce the risk of transmission and better protect staff who are working in an often stressful and tiring environment, and recommends that more can be done to evaluate vulnerable points and take appropriate prevention and control measures.

The health and wellbeing of these essential frontline workers must be protected so they can continue to combat the effects of COVID-19 in the broader community.

This research examines the implementation of – and compliance with – Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies in Indonesian hospitals during COVID-19. It highlights opportunities to improve the OHS of the country’s healthcare workers, and offers lessons that can be applied around the globe. Researchers conducted 23 semistructured, in-depth interviews with key stakeholders from hospitals in Surabaya through virtual channels. Respondents belonged to three Class A hospitals, five Class B hospitals, one Class C hospital, one Class D hospital and two community health centres/clinics engaged in treating COVID-19 patients. Researchers analysed interview transcripts to decipher key themes. The report’s findings focus on the general conditions of health facilities in Indonesia, OHS policy development and implementation, awareness of – and adherence to – OHS policy, challenges encountered by stakeholders, and procedures for handling infected patients and staff.

Ultimately, the research informed seven key recommendations to reduce the risks for healthcare workers during COVID-19:

  1. Minimise transmission of the virus at critical points in hospitals.
  2. Improve screening and testing processes to identify infected individuals more rapidly.
  3. Improve contact tracing processes and create accurate, real-time reporting systems.
  4. Ensure that physical facilities and the environment facilitate infection prevention.
  5. Provide ongoing training to staff regarding risk mitigation.
  6. Supervise and monitor adherence to infection control protocols.
  7. Evaluate the psychological and physical impacts on healthcare personnel who are working in the pandemic context.

Photo at top: The Conversation Indonesia

The IDH Tin Working Group has commissioned Pact, an international nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., to assess the occupational health and safety risks for unconventional (artisanal & small-scale) miners in Indonesia’s tin mines of Bangka Belitung province. The situational analysis, conducted in collaboration with local organization Telapak, will contribute to the design of a future pilot program to improve the health and wealth of Bangka-Belitung’s tin miners.

Approximately one-third of global tin production comes from Indonesia’s Bangka Belitung province. The production of cassiterite, the mineral that contains tin metal ore, at all scales (industrial to artisanal) is the primary economic driver of the provincial economy. Estimates place 75% of national production in 2015 from artisanal and small-scale mining.

The project will meet with diverse stakeholders in Bangka-Belitung and Jakarta to identify key priority topics for the Indonesian cassiterite sector, such as issues including miner and community health, safety and environmental rehabilitation. This assessment will form the basis of a training curriculum to encourage safer, legal, more efficient and more sustainable mining in the province.

Meetings are completely voluntary and confidential and will be conducted by international mining experts associated with the University of British Columbia and in close collaboration with respected Indonesian experts and organizations.

For more information on the project, please contact the IDH Tin Working Group via its website: 

About the Tin Working Group of the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) 

IDH is nongovernmental organization, based in the Netherlands, which convenes public and private partners to accelerate and develop sustainable trade. IDH works with leading multinational companies worldwide and is co-funded by the European Governments including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. IDH has convened members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and Friends of the Earth (FoE) to form the IDH Indonesian Tin Working Group. The group was joined at a later date by the international tin industry association (ITRI). Participating members of the IDH Indonesian Tin Working Group from the electronics industry are Alpha, Arcelor Mittal, Apple, Asus, BlackBerry, Dell, Huawei, HP, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Philips, Samsung, Sony and, Tata Steel. Apart from these active members there are also other downstream users and industries, such as the tinplate industry, that support the efforts of the Tin Working Group.

About Telapak

Telapak is an association of people. Our members come from indigenous people, farmers, fisherman, activists, lecturers, teachers, businessman, and government officers.  Telapak’s vision is to promote justice on natural resources management.  For that, Telapak works to build community-based and sustainable enterprises across Indonesia.

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