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Occupational Safety and Health, Process Safety and Disaster Prevention

Basic approach

Our group has established the "Basic Policy on Occupational Safety and Health," and strives to comply with laws and regulations and create a safe and comfortable working environment. We will do our best to prevent accidents, disasters, and legal violations by promoting activities based on the occupational safety and health management system throughout the group, such as taking safety measures for buildings and equipment. I will strive to.

artience group (hereinafter referred to as "our group") has the mission of "aiming to realize a future where all people can live enriched lives for people around the world" through our corporate activities of manufacturing. As a chemical manufacturer, we believe that our group's role as a corporate citizen can be fulfilled by ensuring the health and safety of all people working in our group.
Based on this basic philosophy, we have established the "Basic Policy on Occupational Safety and Health" (hereinafter referred to as the "Basic Policy"), and we strive to comply with laws and regulations and respect international norms in order to continuously improve occupational safety and health in the workplace. We strive for safe operations, security and disaster prevention, and hygiene management based on the premise of our operations.

  1. Scope of application
    This basic policy applies to all companies and all organizations that make up our group. Furthermore, all officers, advisors, employees, contract employees, part-time employees, temporary employees, and other persons engaged in the business of the Group (hereinafter referred to as "executives and employees, etc.") of the Group are required to comply with this basic policy. . Furthermore, we ask all suppliers, business partners, and other parties involved in our group's supply chain to understand and support this basic policy.
  2. Establishment and operation of an occupational safety and health system
    Our group will build and operate a company-wide management system aimed at ensuring and improving workplace safety and the health of executives and employees. We will build an occupational safety and health management system at each business location that matches the content of each business activity, and create a network system that links these systems. Through the operation and continuous improvement of this company-wide system, we promote information sharing, goal setting, and policy implementation, and strive to reduce and avoid all occupational safety and health risks in our group.
  3. Management of occupational safety and health risks
    Our group extracts, evaluates, and identifies various occupational safety and health risks at production sites and non-production business activity sites. We then implement appropriate management to reduce these risks, eliminate the hazards that are risk factors, suppress the possibility of risks occurring, or minimize the damage that workers will suffer when risks occur.
  4. Improving the safety and health environment in the workplace
    The Group will ensure the occupational health and safety of executives and employees by using appropriate equipment, technical means, and management methods tailored to the nature of each workplace. Specifically, we provide free personal protective equipment, install ventilation and air conditioning equipment, keep medical equipment and supplies on hand, improve the work environment for physically demanding work, and provide support to female workers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We will provide reasonable accommodation, etc.
  5. Preparation for occupational accidents and illnesses
    In order to minimize occupational accidents and illnesses and prevent their recurrence, our group understands the situation of occupational accidents and illnesses, provides necessary treatment, records cases, investigates and analyzes the causes, and takes appropriate corrections to eliminate the causes. We will take measures. We will also strive to create a working environment and system that supports the return to work of workers who have suffered from industrial accidents or illnesses.
  6. Emergency response
    Our Group prioritizes the lives and mental and physical safety of our executives and employees, and takes appropriate emergency response and recovery measures by specifically anticipating disasters and accidents that may occur, regardless of the likelihood of occurrence. Prepare in advance. In order to improve the effectiveness of these countermeasures, we will inform executives and employees of evacuation routes, etc., and conduct evacuation drills more frequently than legal standards.
  7. Worker health management
    Our group conducts appropriate health management for all executives and employees. Based on relevant laws and regulations, we conduct regular health checkups for executives and employees, and in particular, conduct necessary tests for workers engaged in specific work such as handling chemical substances. Furthermore, we will work to improve health management as a group as a whole, including preventing health problems caused by overwork and chemical exposure and promoting mental health care. Meanwhile, all officers and employees, etc., strive to manage their own health in order to maintain a sufficient state of health while performing their duties.
  8. Information disclosure and dialogue
    Our group promotes active communication, including disclosing information both internally and externally regarding occupational safety and health, and clarifying and sharing safety and health information among executives and employees. In particular, we encourage reporting of occupational accidents and illnesses and raising concerns about safety and health in the workplace, and strive to create a workplace environment where everyone can express opinions and dialogue without hesitation.
  9. Awareness, education and training
    Our group strives to ensure that all executives and employees understand the importance of maintaining and improving occupational safety and health, acquire the correct knowledge and skills, and equip themselves with the ability to detect potential risks and respond to risks. We will disseminate this basic policy and various information regarding occupational safety and health, and will continue to carry out appropriate awareness, education, and training.
  10. Revision, abolition and management
    The amendment or abolition of this basic policy will be decided by Board of Directors of artience Co., Ltd.
    In addition, the department in charge of amending or abolishing this basic policy will be the department that supervises artience Co., Ltd. 's occupational safety and health activities.

Established in June 1996
Revised on January 1, 2024 (Resolved at Board of Directors on December 8, 2023)

Promotion system

In order to ensure a high level of "Basic Policy on Occupational Safety and Health," which is the basis of safety, our group has established an occupational safety and health management system that complies with laws and regulations, and is actively conducting safety activities. Production-Logistics Planning Department conducts audits (safety dialogues), risk assessments, and accident investigation confirmations regarding the prevention of occupational accidents, security, disaster prevention, etc. throughout the group, and provides important information regarding occupational safety and health and the Group through "safety network meetings" in Japan and overseas. It is responsible for promoting the prevention of industrial accidents, safety and disaster prevention accidents, and prevention of recurrence, including instructing appropriate responses globally.
Furthermore, in order to prevent occupational accidents and safety and disaster prevention accidents from occurring and prevent their recurrence, we regularly carry out "Repeated Safety Education" and conduct a "Review of Past Accidents" that summarizes labor accidents and safety and disaster prevention accidents that have occurred within the Group in the past. We distribute the "Calendar" monthly both domestically and internationally, and aim to raise safety awareness and improve skills across the group by sharing and discussing examples of safety initiatives related to past accidents.
We regularly hold management council meetings where the labor union and the company deliberate, and strive to improve work styles, including safety and health. Furthermore, we hold a safety and health committee meeting every month at each site, consisting of managers, managers, and labor union members, to report and discuss occupational safety and health, including occupational accidents.

Organizations and systems related to occupational safety and health
Organization/system diagram related to occupational safety and health
Safety system diagram
Safety system diagram


Audit (safety dialogue)

In domestic safety dialogues, we confirmed safety goals, the progress of basic safety activities (KY, near misses, etc.) carried out at bases, the continuation of past accident countermeasures, and the status of horizontal deployment, etc., in a dialogue format. At overseas safety dialogues, safety themes such as prevention of accidents caused by getting caught, prevention of electrical fires, and countermeasures against static electricity were confirmed in the form of a document diagnosis.

Audit (safety dialogue) implementation results (FY2022)
Domestic Mother factories: 4 factories (Fuji Factory, Kawagoe Factory, Saitama Factory, Moriyama Factory)
Daughter factories: 5 factories (Seishin factory, Chiba factory, Toyo-Morton, Toyo FPP, MATSUI CHEMICAL)
abroad 27 overseas locations (5 locations in China, 20 locations in English-speaking countries, 2 locations in South Korea)

Frequency rate/severity rate

In our group (domestic and in-house), the number of lost-time accidents decreased by two compared to 2021, resulting in a decrease in the frequency of lost-time accidents. On the other hand, the severity rate increased as the number of days off work increased by 7 days. As a result, the frequency rate was 0.286 and the severity rate was 0.002, which were lower than the overall manufacturing and chemical industries. Our group is working to clarify the causes and countermeasures for accidents, including accidents resulting in lost time, and to prevent recurrence.

Trends in the frequency rate of accidents resulting in lost time *1
Trend graph of frequency rate of lost-time accidents

*1 External data representing the frequency of accidents resulting in lost time, expressed as the number of casualties resulting from lost time accidents per 1 million cumulative actual working hours, is quoted from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's ``Summary of the 2020 Occupational Accident Trend Survey (Business Site Survey)''

Changes in the severity rate of accidents resulting in lost time *2
Graph of trends in the severity rate of accidents resulting in lost time

*2 External data representing the severity of lost-time accidents in terms of the number of work days lost per 1,000 total actual working hours is quoted from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's ``Summary of the 2020 Occupational Accident Trend Survey (Business Site Survey)''

Number of accidents resulting in lost time

(Unit: cases)

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Our group
(Domestic/in-house *)
5 2 2 4 2

*In-house: Employees at all of our group's domestic offices (including contract employees, part-time workers, and temporary employees)


  • Hazard identification, risk assessment, accident investigation
  • Training on occupational safety and health
  • Domestic and international network conferences
  • Safety and disaster prevention initiatives