Risk analysis of accidents and occupatioal disease in Ohs (occupational health and safety) laboratory

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The application of Occupational Health and Safety is an important aspect that should be applied in a laboratory unit. Laboratory is a unit used to apply the theories taught in class and also as a means to study the academic activists. A laboratory is a facility that has potential hazards both directly and indirectly. Potential hazard is commonly referred to all sources, situations, or activities that could potentially cause injury (accident) or occupational diseases. Potential hazard causes not only an injury or occupational diseases caused in working, but can result in losses of material and environment for the surrounding communities such as fire, explosion or pollution due to the laboratory activities. Hazard in the laboratory is often not realized by those who are in the laboratory. This is due to the absence of assessment standards and poor socialization or learning about the potential hazard that make it is necessary to identify the level of hazard in a university laboratory. The object of this research study was laboratory of Department of Occupational Health and Safety at Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. This research study was an observational research because the researcher only did observations without giving treatment. The research design used in this research study was a cross-sectional study because the research study was conducted at one particular time. The tool used to analyze risk was HIRADC (Hazard Identification Risk Assessment Determining Control). There were ten hazards that exist in the laboratory. The source of hazards were seen from the attitude at work, materials, and equipment, environment and the way of working. The results of the research study found that the risk level in the laboratory of OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Department of Occupational Health and Safety Universitas Airlangga was 60% (low). The control could be done through the engineering control, administrative control, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-888
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • Hazard
  • Hazard identification risk assessment risk control
  • Risk analysis


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