UNAIR NEWS – Another national achievement has been made by Universitas Airlangga. Three students of Occupational Safety and Health (K3) D3 Program of Faculty of Vocational Studies UNAIR won third place in Smart Safety Competition (SASECOM) 2019. They were Primedya Kusumawati from class 2017; Vira Rohmatul Aliyah from class 2017; and Addien Kusuma Wardani from class 2018.
The competition was held by Diponegoro University Faculty of Public Health (FKM) OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) Forum on Saturday, May 27, 2019. The annual competition is a national level health and safety competition.
” We never thought we will represent UNAIR. I am certainly grateful and proud to be able to gain good reputation for UNAIR at national scene, “Addien said as a member of the team.
With eight other teams, two UNAIR teams made it to semifinals. The ten teams were from well-known universities in Java such as University of Indonesia (UI), Diponegoro University (Undip), Sebelas Maret University, including UNAIR.
Before leaving for the competition, UNAIR delegation teams were given some lectures by K3 lecturers. “One of the preparations for the competition, we were given a lecture to discuss predicted questions,” she said.
Three best teams were selected to advance to the final round. The three best teams were Undip, Sebelas Maret University, and UNAIR. “There are ten essay questions in the semifinal. And, thank God, they were answered well, “Addien said.
The final round is divided into four stages. First, the mandatory question stage where each team is given ten questions that must be answered. Second, the free question stage. Each team is given five questions and if the team cannot answer, the question can be answered by another team.
Then there is a fast answer stage, where speed and accuracy in answering the questions are needed. If the answer is wrong, the score will be reduced. And the last stage is the practice of case studies. Each team is given two study cases on how to use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and first aid kit.
Addien revealed that it was her first participation in the event. She also admitted that by participating in such competitions, students could expand their network of friendship, especially with those who have the same background in the field of study.
Addien and the team hope that K3’s achievements will not stop here. “We hope this achievement can motivate others to take part in the competition and make UNAIR proud,” she said. (*)
Author: Erika Eight Novanty
Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifa’i