Application of the HIRADC (Hazard Identification Risk Assessment and Determining Control) Model on Field Testing Activities conducted by Lab X, East Java, Indonesia

Elang Suryanegara * and Endang Dwiyanti

Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 710–715
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1742
Publication history: 
Received on 30 April 2024; revised on 09 June 2024; accepted on 11 June 2024
As the industrial and labor sectors develop in Indonesia, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) are becoming increasingly important. To ensure that companies in these sectors are up to standard, industrial labs such as Lab X help these organizations conduct the appropriate tests and surveys. However, Lab X itself has not ensured their own job activities and organizational environment are following the established standards. Thus, the purpose of this research is to conduct a HIRADC model analysis on Lab X activities, specifically on field testing. This research is qualitative with an analytical approach conducted in the lab and in the field during testing activities, between 8 January 2024 and 8 March 2024. The data for this research come from both primary and secondary sources, obtained by observation, interview, discussion, lectures, and other research papers or supporting materials. The HIRADC findings identify chimney testing and field measurement activities as the most hazardous at LAB X, primarily during chimney ladder ascent/descent and working at sampling points. Current controls include the "3 contact" ladder principle and PPE like full-body harnesses. Although risk probability has decreased, severity remains unchanged. New measures focus on providing first aid for fall accidents, including portable first aid kits and collaboration with company personnel. Implementation of these controls aims to decrease severity in the future, enhancing safety at LAB X Surabaya.
HIRADC; Work; Identification; Assessment; Control
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