Opening the BPJS Employment Webinar, Vice Governor of Bali Cok Ace Reminds the Importance of Implementing K3

  • 03 Maret 2021
  • 16:03 WITA
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Vice Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati

BADUNG, - In order to reduce the number of work accidents, which are currently relatively high, Vice Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati or Cok Ace reminded the importance of awareness to implement a culture of occupational health and safety or better known as K3.


This emphasis was conveyed by Vice Governor of Bali Cok Ace when opening the Webinar "Strengthening Superior Human Resources and K3 Culture in All Business Sectors" which was held by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, Wednesday (March 3, 2021) in Legian Kuta. Apart from being held offline which was attended by limited invitations, this activity was also followed online.


Cok Ace explained that the number of work accidents in Indonesia is still relatively high. Based on BPJS Ketenagakerjaan data, in 2019 114,235 work accidents were recorded. Meanwhile, in 2020, from January to October, BPJS recorded 177,161 cases of work accidents, 53 cases of occupational diseases, of which 11 were Covid-19 cases. This figure was compiled by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan based on claims filed for work accidents experienced by workers.


According to Cok Ace, it is likely that the actual data is higher considering that not all workers are participants in the Employment BPJS. "We need to take this into account because it will affect the human development index and the manpower development index," he said.


To that end, he invited all stakeholders, including employers, trade unions and the wider community, to continue to increase supervision and awareness of the importance of K3 culture in the world of work.


The professor of ISI Denpasar also mentioned the difficult situation currently facing the business world which has a direct impact on workers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


He added that the central and regional governments continued to make efforts for economic recovery which were carried out in line with the handling of Covid-19. For the Bali region which is highly dependent on the tourism sector, the government has tried to pursue policies such as opening doors for domestic tourists in July 2020.


Cok Ace said that the policy was quite capable of reviving the Balinese economy until the end of last year. However, the worrying development of Covid-19 has forced the government to re-impose restrictions.


Nevertheless, he assured that the real government did not remain silent and continued to pursue policies for the recovery of the Balinese economy. One program that is currently being seriously discussed is the Free Covid Corridor (FCC). Through this program, Bali will be opened to foreign tourists who have been vaccinated. On the other hand, tourism actors who receive and serve have also been vaccinated.


In addition to the FCC program, Deputy Governor Cok Ace who also serves as Chairman of the Bali PHRI BPD is also seeking soft loans for tourism players. Cok Ace invited the workers not to lose hope and enthusiasm because in time the situation would definitely recover.


Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Region in Bali, Nusra Papua, Toto Suharto expressed his gratitude for Vice Governor Cok Ace's willingness to attend the webinar. According to him, this activity is intended to strengthen BPJS Ketenagakerjaan in order to ensure the welfare of workers. On that occasion, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan handed over work accident insurance. Symbolically, Cok Ace gave the compensation to two heirs. Cok Ace expressed his concern and hoped that this compensation from BPJS could ease the burden on the families left behind. (Gix)