At the Fiscal 2019 Tsu/Suzuka/Kameyama District Industrial Health and Safety Meeting held on June 12, 2019, the Idemitsu Unitech’s Mie Plant Manager gave a lecture under the title “Idemitsu Unitech’s Health and Safety Activities.” This lecture was given upon the request from the Labor Standards Inspection Association in Tsu following the winning by the plant of an encouragement award from the Director of the Labor Bureau of the Mie Prefectural Government in 2018. The plant manager explained about Idemitsu Unitech’s policy on health and safety by introducing the plant’s past activities as concrete examples so that participants could understand them easily.
To prevent serious industrial accidents and disasters, it is vital that the top management of worksites, such as the general managers of refineries and complexes, maintain a strong awareness of process safety and that accident prevention measures are carried out under their strong leadership. In light of this, oil and chemical industry organizations and related companies, including Idemitsu, communicated the importance of fostering process safety awareness among top management to an external training center. In response, the center has held a special seminar about safety and the role of top management going forward on a regular basis since March 2016. The general managers of Idemitsu’s refineries and complexes and the top management of its Head Office manufacturing and technology divisions participate in this seminar every year, working to strengthen production process safety leadership together with the general managers of the refineries and complexes of other companies, mainly those in the region near the training center.