Facilities were established by Siam Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., which manufactures and sells synthetic resins, at its plant in Samut Prakan province, and by DIC India Ltd., which manufactures and sells printing inks, at its Noida plant. Both companies began providing hands-on safety training for Group employees in their respective countries in August 2017.
Hands-on safety training uses actual equipment to simulate accidents in the workplace, thereby heightening awareness of the importance of proper safety. In Japan, DIC initiated a full-fledged hands-on safety training program in 2012 with the introduction of a mobile initiative centered on a 10-ton truck that travels from site to site.
Since 2013, the company has promoted the horizontal deployment of these efforts across the global DIC Group by, among others, establishing six permanent facilities in Japan, three in Greater China and Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia. Underscoring the success of these efforts, DIC has halved its occupational accident frequency rate in Japan from the level prior to introducing hands-on safety training.
The DIC Group’s hands-on safety training simulates common workplace accidents, including those involving entanglement in rotating devices, falls from high places and incised wounds caused by cutting equipment, based on actual previous examples with the aim of reducing employees’ willingness to accept risks and fostering their ability to recognize danger. To date, more than 10,000 Group employees have participated in hands-on safety training.
The establishment of facilities at Siam Chemical Industry and DIC India marks the first time first time local Group companies and employees have spearheaded such a move. Looking ahead, the DIC Group will continue working to maximize local hands-on safety training facilities, as well as to step up safety initiatives with the goal of increasing awareness of safety in line with its stated objective of achieving zero occupational accidents.