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The need for OHS and its role in the company's success

Human resources are an important role for the success of an organization or company, because humans are living assets that need to be maintained and developed. Therefore, employees must get special attention from the company. The fact that humans as the main asset in an organization or company must get serious attention and be managed as well as possible.

In managing human resources, it is necessary to have a management capable of managing resources systematically, planned, and efficiently. One of the things that should be the main concern for human resource managers is the occupational safety and health system.

Occupational safety and health are human rights.. For this reason, awareness of the importance of OHS must always be aroused, reminded, and cultivated among workers. Understanding and implementing OHS in the company is very necessary, especially in terms of work. This is related to the problem of protecting workers against work accidents, in order to minimize the possibility of work accidents, it is necessary to socialize the understanding and implementation of OHS properly and correctly.

If the workplace is safe and healthy, everyone can continue with their work effectively and efficiently. Conversely, if the workplace is unorganized and numerous there is danger, damage and the inevitable absence of illness, resulting in loss income for workers and reduced productivity for enterprises.

Despite the fact, entrepreneurs around the world have been cautious planning their business strategy, many still ignore the problem important matters such as safety, health and working conditions. Cost for humans and financially is considered big.

According to the ILO, each year there are more than 250 million accidents at work and more than 160 million workers became ill due to workplace hazards. Moreover again, 1.2 million workers died from workplace accidents and illnesses. Numbers indicates, the human and social costs of production are too high.

In economic terms, it is estimated that the annual loss is due to an accident work and work-related diseases in several countries can reach 4 percent of gross national product (GDP). Direct and indirect costs directly from the impacts it causes include:

  1. Medical expenses;

  2. Missing a work day;

  3. Reducing production;

  4. Loss of compensation for workers;

  5. Time / money costs of training and retraining workers;

  6. equipment breakdown and repair;

  7. Low staff morale;

  8. Bad publicity;

  9. Lost contract due to negligence.

In the past, accidents and health problems at work were viewed as an inevitable part of production. However, times have changed. Now there are various national and international legal standards regarding safety and occupational health that must be fulfilled in the workplace. These standards reflects broad agreement between employers / management, workers and government that the social and economic costs of occupational accidents and diseases result work has to be downgraded.

It is now understood that all these costs slow business competitiveness,

reduce the economic welfare of the country and can be avoided through action on

a simple but consistent workplace.

Faced with this, the ever-evolving setting of these standards is difficult for many companies to enforce and follow. Especially in a transitional period such as early 2020, due to the economic conditions and social situations that have just been faced due to the pandemic. Therefore companies that want to encourage productivity will continue to be diligent and active in finding and implementing a good OSH standard setting process.

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