The mineral and coal sector is a sector that has high work risks and requires good and structured occupational health and safety (K3) management. Without good K3 management, the risk of accidents can increase and can cause serious injury or even death to workers. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 38 of 2014 concerning K3 in the Mineral and Coal Sector regulates the procedures for managing K3 in this sector.
Prevent Accidents and Work-related Injuries
K3 in the mineral and coal sector has a very important role in creating a safe and healthy work environment. Mineral and coal mining and processing activities require the use of sophisticated and heavy machinery and equipment. Without good K3 management, the risk of accidents can increase and can cause serious injury or even death to workers. Therefore, K3 management in the mineral and coal sector must be carried out in a structured and consistent manner.
Increasing Work Productivity and Efficiency
K3 also plays a role in increasing productivity and efficiency in the mineral and coal sector. By creating a safe and healthy work environment, work productivity and efficiency can increase because workers can work more effectively and efficiently. This will have a positive impact on the production results produced by the company.
Improving Occupational Health and Safety
K3 also aims to improve the health and welfare of workers in the mineral and coal sector. By ensuring a healthy and safe work environment, workers can work more comfortably and feel more valued, which can have a positive impact on their health and well-being. A healthy and safe work environment can also increase the motivation and morale of workers.
Preventing Negative Environmental Impacts
K3 also aims to prevent negative environmental impacts from mineral and coal mining and processing activities. This includes efforts to prevent air, water and soil pollution as well as effective and safe waste management. A healthy and sustainable environment is very important for the sustainability of the industry and the surrounding community.
K3 Implementation in the Mineral and Coal Sector
To ensure the successful implementation of OSH in the mineral and coal sector, mineral and coal mining and processing companies in Indonesia must develop work safety programs and ensure that OSH practices are applied consistently in their work environment.