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Workplace Safety

The POLA ORBIS Group advocates safety and health in the POLA ORBIS Group Code of Conduct pdf. Specifically, activities for ensuring the safety and health of employees in the Group include monitoring conducted by the Safety and Health Committee on working long hours in accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act, initiatives to improve the workplace environment and the implementation of patrols. In particular, POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, the production base of the POLA ORBIS Group, has set and manages a goal of zero lost time injury and accident and zero accident not resulting in absence based on the safety and health policies.

Safety and health policies

Based on the principle that safety and health take precedence over everything else, all employees of POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES recognize that ensuring safety and health is the source of sound production activities and an irreplaceable value and will cooperate with each other to promote safety and health activities with the aim of developing a comfortable workplace environment.

  1. We will develop a health and safety management organization to accurately identify issues that affect employees' safety. We will develop a health and safety management program to promote risk assessment activities. In this way, we will strive to make continuous improvements within the scope possible in terms of the economic and technical aspects and prevent industrial accidents.
  2. Mental and physical wellbeing is the basis of everything. We will strive to maintain and promote good health and prevent occupational illness through the promotion of the physical and mental health of all employees and the creation of a comfortable workplace environment.
  3. We will work to ensure that all employees are fully aware of our labor safety and health policies and comply with laws and regulations regarding safety and health, agreements with the management and matters prescribed in the internal rules.

Industrial accidents at POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES (number of accidents)

Lost time injury and accident
(number of accidents)
2 2 1 0
Accident not resulting in absences
(number of accidents)
7 2 3 0

To prevent industrial accidents, POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES clarifies close call (Hiyari Hatto) cases, makes improvements and conducts risk prediction training (Kiken Yochi Training = KYT) twice a year. In 2017, the company made improvements to prevent burn injuries following a comparatively large number of burn injury accidents. In addition, risks regarding chemical substances is assessed and reduced by placing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) at handling sites.