DISASTER-PREVENTIVE & SAFETY MEASURES

Efforts in Occupational Safety & Health

A Look at Occupational Accidents

Under the twin principles of Preparedness and Mutual Awareness, we are working to eliminate all occupational hazards by inspecting the safety of our equipment and facilities, making improvements when necessary, and reviewing and updating our manuals and safety training. Although we have been committed to promoting occupational safety and health at Sanyo Chemical, we have still seen 3 cases of accidents requiring an employee to take time off of work and two cases of accidents without injury.

Environmental Protection Headquarters

We have established an educational and training curriculum at each of our branches that includes education on the environment as well as practical training on operational safety and disaster prevention. This year-long program focuses on the execution and repetition of emergency measures and related training in preparation for an earthquake, fire, major leakage or other natural disaster that may arise. We have also linked up with local communities to carry out joint training exercises with neighboring companies and local fire brigades as part of our broader efforts in fire and disaster prevention.
Following a serious occupational accident in the past, Sanyo Chemical enacted a Company-wide Safety Day (held October 2nd) where each branch gathers in their local community to conduct disaster drills, emergency alert training, safety patrols, lectures and a variety of other safety-related events.

Environmental Protection Supervisory Department

Our Environmental Protection Supervisory Department was set up to formulate and promote concrete measures based on Sankyo Chemical’s basic policies on occupational and operational safety, employee health and pollution and disaster prevention. The department also works to strengthen our company’s safety management infrastructure. At the Environmental Protection Supervisory Department, we carry out safety inspections on all our production bases, including those operated by our domestic and international affiliaties, in order to elicit and correct any issues they may be facing concerning environmental protection.

Operational Safety and Disaster Prevention Activities

To ensure safe operations and the continued success of our business, we have put in place protective measures targeting both equipment and facilities, as well as the people and systems that operate them, and provide training on company-adpoted plans of action should an emergency or disaster arise.

Environmental Protection Headquarters

We have established an educational and training curriculum at each of our branches that includes education on the environment as well as practical training on operational safety and disaster prevention. This year-long program focuses on the execution and repetition of emergency measures and related training in preparation of an earthquake, fire, major leakage or other natural disaster that may arise. We have also linked up with local communities to carry out joint training exercises with neighboring companies and local fire brigades as part of our broader efforts in fire and disaster prevention.

Following a serious occupational accident in the past, Sanyo Chemical enacted a Company-wide Safety Day (held October 2nd) where each branch gathers in their local community to conduct disaster drills, emergency alert training, safety patrols, lectures and a variety of other safety-related events.

Revision of Emergency Protocol Manuals for Natural Disasters

In coordination with Disaster Prevention Day on September 1st, we reviewed and revised our emergency protocol manual for typhoons and storms.

We also referenced the manuals from each of our domestic factories when revising those found at our overseas branches and created new documents as necessary. At SCTI in Texas, we even created a manual on evacuation procedures for Japanese staff stationed there, in additional to our existing hurricane manual.

Safety & Technical Training Center

It is every manufacturer’s mission to ensure the continued safety of their operations. In 2012, our Safety and Technical Training Center was established on the grounds of our Nagoya factory in order to carry out safety training and improve our manufacturing technology operations. The center is equipped with safety devices that allow staff to experience the terror of occupational accidents combined with technical training equipment that provides direct practical knowledge of the principles behind the machinery used at the actual production sites. Up until now, we have trained around 2,300 participants, both from our own company and from our partners. In 2017, we installed a VR program that simulates a rear-end collision with a forklift and is now used at our Production Department’s General Education Center.

Earthquake Countermeasures

Following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, we have continued to strengthen the anti-seismic reinforcements and earthquake resistance of all our domesitc offices and production facilities. The installation of structural reinforcements on our plants is largely complete, and we are currently working on completing the remaining auxiallary facilities.

We are also carrying out training using emergency earthquake alerts as well as conference calls and contact protocol employing satellite phones.

We have completed construction on the necessary physcial reinforcements that were found in need of improvement after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Moreover, we continue to implement training centered on our Business Continuity Planning processes and to review and revise associated support manuals.

Safety & RC Convention

  • Safety & RC Convention
  • Safety education using VR

Once a year, delegates from our four factories gather together with representatives from our domestic and international affiliates to discuss an assortment of production-related topics at our annual Safety and RC Convention. Held in July, 2017, our 27th annual convention featured a total of 12 presentations from members of our domestic corporate group as well as our overseas affiliates SKT, SKN and SDN. They each discussed examples for improving accident/disaster response and safety and RC activities as well as introduced initiatives for reducing VOC emissions and remedying unsafe areas.

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