[세이프티퍼스트닷뉴스] Emphasizing the establishment of a safety and health management system to prevent fire and explosion accidents in industrial complexes, process safety leaders (such as plant managers of chemical complexes) gathered in one place to discuss countermeasures.
On the 21st, Ahn Jong-joo, chairman of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (hereinafter referred to as the NHIS), held a process safety leader meeting with the Ministry of Employment and Labor and plant managers of 12 major plants in Ulsan Chemical Complex.
At the meeting, including the chairman of the Corporation, the head of the chemical accident prevention section of the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the head of the Jungbang Center in Gyeongnam, the head of the industrial accident prevention guidance section of the Ulsan branch office, the head of the major industrial accident prevention office, the head of the Ulsan regional headquarters, and 12 major Ulsan chemical complex companies ▲sk energy Co., Ltd. ▲Kumho Petroleum Chemicals Co., Ltd., ▲Hanwha Impact Co., Ltd., ▲Lotte Chemicals, Ltd., ▲Jungil Stolt Heaven, ▲Korea Petrochemical Co., Ltd., ▲Korea Zinc Co., Ltd., ▲Taeyoung Industries, ▲Moorim P&P, ▲ Plant managers such as Capro, ▲Woosung, and ▲KPX Chemicals were in attendance.
On this day, as accidents such as storage tank fires in April and fires and explosions occurred one after another during valve maintenance and inspection in May and August, the management in charge of safety management reviewed safety measures for each business site. In this regard, it was prepared to share the government’s industrial accident prevention policy.
On this day, the Ministry of Employment and Labor raised awareness about accident prevention by sharing the implications of the recent Ulsan Industrial Complex accident along with explanations of the government’s chemical accident prevention policy direction, including support for the establishment of an autonomous safety management system. In addition, the Severe Occupational Accident Prevention Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Agency emphasized serious industrial accidents and accident prevention activities using the Process Safety Management (PSM) system.
In response, the participants agreed to do everything possible to prevent chemical accidents by establishing and implementing a safety and health management system in relation to the Serious Disaster Punishment Act, which took effect in January of this year.
Afterwards, there was also an opportunity to share cases of safety and health management system establishment in Ulsan Industrial Complex for the prevention of serious disasters and to continue a heated discussion on preventive measures. were introduced and a question-and-answer session was held.
Ahn Jong-joo, chairman of the Corporation, said, “The chemical industry is a complex process, such as handling numerous types of hazardous substances, and there is always a risk of accidents. do,” he said.