Workplace safety and hygiene
The effort to prevent workplace accidents is integrated in a comprehensive OHSMS* program that combines conventional safety initiatives—such as tidiness/orderliness/cleanliness, reporting of near-accidents and potential hazards, hazard prediction analysis, safety patrols, and case studies—with risk assessments and a prevention-oriented plan-do-check-act system.
- *Occupational Health and Safety Management System. A standardized management system used to confirm that continuous improvement is being applied to measures to minimize the risks of workplace injuries and to prevent the emergence of future risks.
Note: The severity rate was revised as an accident in 2008 was found to have caused lasting injury.
- 1Number of accidental deaths and injuries resulting in the loss of one or more workdays, per million man-hours worked. Our goal of 0.1 or less is extremely ambitious. At a plant with 100 workers, it would mean only one worker in 50 years suffered from a workplace injury which resulted in a day off.
- 2Lost workdays, severity-weighted, per thousand man-hours worked.
- 3Fiscal years for the Asahi Kasei Group, calendar years for the chemical industry and manufacturing industries in Japan.