Occupational Health and Safety
To ensure the safety and health of employees and create a comfortable working environment, we are continuously working to build an appropriate management system and improve the chemical substance management system, which poses a high risk for health and safety management.
Ways of working during COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have applied leave with pay (which does not correspond to paid leave) for employees who have been infected with or suspected of being infected with the virus, and for employees who take leave, for example due to the temporary closure of children’s schools.
We also strive to minimize the risk of infection by putting in place safety- and health-conscious work styles, such as work-at-home recommendations, staggered working hours, and private car commuting.
|Occupational accidents||4 cases|
|Of which those resulting in lost work time||1 cases|
- ※1Frequency rate: Frequency of accidents; the number of employees killed or injured in occupational accidents per one million total working hours
- ※2Severity rate: Severity of accidents; the number of work days lost due to occupational accidents per one thousand total working hours
We are proceeding with the acquisition of management system certifications to build an appropriate management system. We are in the process of switching over from OHSAS18001, under which the Settsu Plant and Kanegasaki Plant were certified, to ISO 45001 during fiscal 2020. The Tokushima Plant is also working toward new certification acquisitions.
The plants have in-house criteria for goal-oriented performance progress management and risk management. Criteria-based risk assessment is conducted with a focus on risk items identified as particularly important. Criteria are also set for the risk assessment of chemical substances, with the chemicals actually handled in the operations subjected to such assessment. Notifications and other communications of information from administrative authorities are appropriately handled with in-house measures, required formalities, and the like.
Guidelines concerning chemical hazards
Vehicles for sales activities
- ※1Telematics: Internet-based centralized management of vehicles to improve their safety and security functions and conveniences aided by informatics.
by the Director of the Tokushima Labor Bureau (Shionogi Pharma Chemicals Tokushima Plant)
The Tokushima Plant of Shionogi Pharma Chemicals Co., Ltd. was officially commended in recognition of its model operation: no operational accidents resulting in lost work time since the end of June 2011 and strong commitment to health and safety activities, including the safety assessment of chemical processes based on a management plan and the active (frequent), accurate and appropriate implementation of chemical substance management. In other words, the Tokushima Plant has been recognized as being exemplary vis-à-vis other industrial sites in its approach to health and safety challenges.