Mitsubishi Chemical HoldingsTHE KAITEKI COMPANY

Occupational Health and Safety

Recognition of Issues and Basic Approach

To ensure that employees are able to safely perform their duties, the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group believes that every employee must increase his or her awareness of safety issues in tandem with developing safe workplace environments. To this end, the Group places high priority on safety measures for operating facilities as well as employee safety training and drills, among other related activities. In addition, the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group optimizes the workplace with an ergonomic approach to prevent occupational accidents and to maintain a safe, healthy working environment.

Structure

At Safety and Health Committee meetings held regularly at each site and plant of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group companies, employees and management seriously discuss everything from the formulation of policies and action plans to the development of specific on-site issues and initiatives for solving them, and reach agreements on these matters.

Main Activities

Implementing Safety Measures

The Group institutes multiple safety measures for operating facilities as well as measures for irregular operations, checking whether they are appropriately applied through auditing and inspections. In addition, all employees are actively engaged in identifying safety risks and making improvements.

Implementing Safety Training and Drills

Through safety training and practical drills, the Group fosters a culture of safety and raises individual awareness of safety issues.

Targets and Results

Target Reduce the Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate*1, *2
Result Fiscal 2013 Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate 0.32

Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate
Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate

*1 Domestic Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group companies
*2 The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is the number of lost-time injuries per million hours worked

Examples of Activities

Fiscal 2013

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: Thanks to stronger coordination with business partners, large-scale periodic maintenance work at our chemical plants was completed with zero accidents

At Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation's Mizushima Plant, large-scale regular maintenance of continuously operating facilities including the ethylene plant, which is conducted once every four years, was carried out in fiscal 2013. With the aim of achieving zero accidents during maintenance work, we discussed the various themes, work procedures, rules, the 3S (Sort, Set in order, Shine), and information sharing with business partners during the nine months before the start of work, thereby establishing a task framework. As a result, we achieved zero accidents and injuries.

Safety meeting of regular maintenance work
Safety meeting of regular maintenance work