To pursue the goal of “preventing industrial disaster and creating a pleasant working environment for the maintenance and enhancement of safety and health of workers and local residents,” KPIC has set up a “Safety Management Guidelines.” The guidelines are based on the spirit of “All Employees Are My Clients.” Furthermore, instead of a top-down safety control, KPIC emphasizes rationality, objectivity, and self-control in safety management and preventive activities.
No Disaster Movement, Emphasis Period for Industrial Safety and Health, Emphasis Period for Gas-related Accident Prevention, Emphasis Period for Fire Awareness, Safety Slogans and Posters Competition, Environment and Safety Awareness Photo Exhibition, Publication of Safety Newsletter
Industrial Safety and Health Committee, Team Safety Meeting, Ulsan Petrochemicals Safety Management Committee, Contractors Safety Council, Change Management Committee
Safety education for administrators, Regular safety and health education for workers, Safety education for new employees, Safety education for employees in charge of implementing changes to production processes, Education at a general meeting of all employees, Special safety and health education, Safety education for employees of contractors, Other specialized education programs
Firefighting training for mobile firefighting team, emergency response system training, firefighting mobilization education and training, mobilization training for firefighting support
Daily safety patrol, Safety Inspection Day Inspection (on the fourth of every month), Biweekly safety inspection, Supreme safety inspection (once per quarter)
Preventive inspection, Facilities safety management (inspection during operation, yearly maintenance and repair inspection), Old equipment safety diagnosis, Facilities degradation inspection, Corrosion inspection, Forecast inspection, Specific facilities inspection (Life assessment of heat exchanger tube, HEATER/FURNACE degradation analysis), Quality inspection of production facilities
Ulsan and Onsan plants operate facilities that use harmful and dangerous materials such as pressurized gas. Therefore the plants have to submit process safety reports and safety improvement plans. All KPIC safety management activities are carried out according to process safety management guidelines. In 1996, KPIC introduced a process safety management system and has implemented risk evaluation of all its processes. When changes are made to manufacturing processes, a change management committee conducts pre-change safety analysis to optimize its manufacturing processes.
Since 2000, KPIC has introduced Quantitative Risk Analysis, which is a fresh method of analyzing risks. (Ulsan Plant is inspected by Korea Gas Safety Corporation whereas Onsan Plant is inspected by Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency.) Since 2003, Damage Prediction Program has been used to analyze risks.
Furthermore, Comprehensive Risk Management System was introduced in 2002. The system shows the scope of damage and degree of risk of each facility on a map. Based on the system it is possible to establish safety measures including emergency measures to verify the level of risks and to minimize damage.
RC is an international movement led by chemical industry that purports to continuously improve environment. The goal of the movement is to protect the environment and human health throughout all phases of products life cycle from the development of chemicals to their production, sales, distribution, usage, and disposal. Participating companies explicitly state their commitment to the cause in their management principles and implement necessary environment, safety, and health measures.
The movement consists of voluntary management activities to fulfill social responsibilities of corporations. By strict control of harmful and dangerous materials used and manufactured by chemical industry, the member companies try to perfectly prevent environmental pollution and safety accidents. Another important goal is to provide healthy and safe environment and pleasant environment to local residents and employees.
In 1999, KPIC joined Korea RC Council to promote environmental and health improvement in all aspects of its products life cycle from development and production to distribution, usage, and disposal. To continuously promote environment-oriented management and production, KPIC has included environmental, safety, and health guidelines in its management principles. In line with such guidelines, KPIC has carried out voluntary management activities that fulfill social responsibilities of KPIC as a corporation by perfect management of harmful and dangerous materials, prevention of environmental pollution and safety accidents, provision of health and safety to its employees and local residents, and creation of a pleasant neighboring environment. The results of its activities are annually reviewed and submitted to Korea RC Council.
KPIC has installed thousands of fire and gas detectors to all of its plants. Therefore, the location of accidents can be detected immediately. Furthermore, each plant operates a 24-hour anti-disaster center for monitoring operations. Mobile firefighting teams that can be mobilized for an early suppression of fire are also operated by KPIC.