Occupational Health and Safety

Working together, the Mitsui Chemicals Group is engaging in activities aimed at preventing accidents and occupational injuries.

Note: Please refer to “Employee Health” for details regarding measures that help employees address a host of issues including lifestyle-related diseases and mental health.

Management System


Responsible Care initiatives based on our basic Responsible Care Policy

System and Responsible Officers

The Director in charge of the Responsible Care Committee also serves as the head of the committee. The Responsible Care Committee also consists of the managers of occupational health and safety (the heads of the Safety & Environmental Technology and the Human Resources divisions) and the heads of each business sector. The committee creates policies, strategies and plans related to occupational health and safety, evaluates performance and reviews the Responsible Care system.
The departments in charge of occupational health and safety strive to improve occupational health and safety in Companywide Responsible Care initiatives while exchanging information on a daily basis.

Monitoring Methods

The Responsible Care Committee convenes periodically to review the progress of Responsible Care activities against targets and evaluate performance.

Achievements and Reviews

The outcome of Responsible Care activities is reported to the Responsible Care Committee, and this data is reflected in the following fiscal year’s plans.

Goals and Results

Goals for Fiscal 2015

  • Strengthen measures to prevent occupational injuries
  • Implement measures to prevent a reoccurrence of similar types of occupational injuries

Fiscal 2015 Results and Assessments

Level achieved: C

  • Frequency rate of Work-related Significant Occupational Injuries 0.30 (target: 0.15 or less).

In total for the Mitsui Chemicals Group (including all domestic and overseas affiliates), the frequency rate of work-related significant occupational injuries was 0.30 in fiscal 2015.

Work-related Significant Occupational Injuries (WSOIs)
・ Occupational accidents and injuries that are directly related to operations and result in days away from work cases or fatality
・ Restricted work or transfer to other job and medical treatment cases that are caused by a major incident and have the potential to result in fatality or days away from work cases
・ The data collected to calculate the frequency rate for work-related significant occupational injuries covers consolidated subsidiaries with Responsible Care support initiatives.

Goals for Fiscal 2016

  • Implement core agendas on an even more comprehensive basis
  • Promote measures to prevent a reoccurrence of similar types of occupational injuries

* Levels of achievement based on self-assessment: A: 95% or more, B: 70% or more and less than 95%, C: less than 70%