Accident Prevention and Occupational Health and Safety

Forging Strong Ties with Local Communities while Building a Positive, Safe, Accident-free Workplace

Recognizing that safety is the basis for its business activities, Tokuyama practices safety as the first step to maintaining good relations with the communities in which it operates. Based on this approach, the Company carries out stringent accident prevention measures and occupational health and safety initiatives in its efforts to create a positive and safe work environment that is free of accidents.

Tokuyama’s Commitment to Safety and Accident Prevention

≫ Comprehensive Safety and Accident-Prevention Measures

Tokuyama has adopted three principles for ensuring safety: fulfill the obligations of a good corporate citizen,give safety priority over all business activities, and ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and acts accordingly. Based on the safety management system of the Tokuyama Factory, the Company works to identify and eliminate hazards by assessing risks in work, facilities and processes. Tokuyama also strives to stop unsafe behavior by conducting studies into behavioral characteristics. As part of occupational health and safety activities, worksites carry out basic safety activities, including safety patrol, kiken yochi hazard prediction, and near-miss activities.

Fiscal 2016 Company-Wide Safety Management Policy

≫ Disaster Preparedness Drills

Tokuyama has carried out various training activities. These include disaster drills for pipe leaks and fires caused by an earthquake, emergency drills at individual company divisions,joint drills involving affiliated companies and contractors,and workplace safety competitions. The Company has also conducted drills for initiating its business continuity plan (BCP) in the scenario of a Tokyo inland earthquake by designating the Tokyo Head Office as the disaster response headquarters and the Tokuyama Factory as the crisis response headquarters.

Tokuyama’s Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety

≫ Helping Contractors Promote Health and Safety

Tokuyama and its contractors carry out the following initiatives to promote health and safety:
(1) joint safety meetings for safety education and information sharing on situations on the production floor; (2) safety patrols to ensure safe construction work and to improve unsafe situations;
(3) supervisory skills training, and hazard simulation training to improve risk handling techniques; and (4) checking of operating procedures, and implementation of kiken yochi hazard prediction activities.

≫ Promoting Sound Physical and Mental Health

To raise health awareness among employees, Tokuyama has its employees take part in a Smart Life Program activity,which involves monthly establishment, self-management and assessment of weight goals, etc. Tokuyama is also working to reduce the rate of work absences by offering counseling for improving health based on medical checkups. As for mental health, the Company is practicing early intervention,including diagnostic surveys of work-related stress for all employees and better measures such as consultation services available outside the Company.

Comparison of Accident Frequency Rates Comparison of Accident Severity Rates Expenditures for Accident Prevention and Occupational Health and Safety

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