Reducing Usage of Hazardous Chemical Substances
Amount of PRTR substances released and transferred in fiscal 2015
Group-wide Amount of PRTR Substances Handled
Example Initiative Citizen Systems Japan
Practical use of a chemical management system
As regulations concerning hazardous chemical substances such as the European REACH Regulation and the RoHS Directive are strengthened, Citizen Systems Japan Co., Ltd. is using a product chemical substance management system, centralizing information concerning the chemical substances in components that make up products, and developing a system to calculate the amounts of chemical substances in products. The use of the systems makes it possible for the company to respond to customer requests for the provision of environmental information. Previously, JGPSSI format (JIG) surveys were conducted as chemical content surveys under the REACH Regulation, but a change was made to the JAMP format (AIS) to respond to numerous customer requests. Citizen Systems also labels products with its address to respond to the revised EU RoHS Directive and includes a CE declaration statement of compliance with the RoHS Directive.
chemical management system
Example Initiative Citizen Machinery
Chemical Substance Risk Assessment Training
The revised Industrial Safety and Health Act, enacted in June 2016, emphasizes the need for workers handling chemicals to be aware of their dangers and hazards and promotes the reduction or elimination of risks. Accordingly, risk assessments for chemicals have become mandatory. To ensure our understanding of the act’s details and facilitate efforts to put in place an advance risk assessment framework, we welcomed an instructor from the Nagano Prefectural Labour Standards Association to conduct two training sessions. We followed the “Explanatory Overview” on January 13, 2016, with training on “Risk Assessment Methods” on January 27. We used a videoconferencing system to enable participation from departmental and safety managers at the Karuizawa headquarters, Sakudaira Works, Tokorozawa Works, and Kitakami Works.
Example Initiative Guangzhou Most Crown Electronics Ltd.
Hazardous Chemical Leak Response Training
Chemical leak response training
Guangzhou Most Crown Electronics Ltd. conducts hazardous chemical leak response training, with participation by safety personnel from each department, hazardous chemical managers, and the fire response team manager. The training is divided into evacuation and isolation, firefighting, warning, Leaked Substance Disposal Group, and the Technical Support Group. Based on a training plan, a series of operations is performed including a hazardous chemical leak, evacuation, isolation, hazardous chemical enclosure and disposal, and site cleanup. Through such drills, the company will continue to maintain and reinforce its emergency management systems in the interest of raising employee awareness and response capabilities.