Cynthia Febrina Maharani, a doctoral student in occupational and environmental health, has been awarded a 2022 Overseas Travel Grant from the American-Indonesian Cultural & Educational Foundation, Inc.
Maharani’s dissertation will focus on occupational safety and health (OSH) dissemination to small and medium-sized businesses in Indonesia. This proposed study will be relevant to public health as it will address the OSH issues in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) to improve the health and safety of the workers. While we know that certain factors, such as low-cost programs, an established organization structure, and clear communication strategy could increase the adoption and implementation of OSH programs in businesses, these may not be generalizable to SMBs in Indonesia. Further, she also anticipates providing recommendations to the Indonesian government about how to protect SMB workers from injury based on how SMBs best receive OSH information and based on what is feasible for them to implement.