AZURA Chemical was established in 2009 2009 and is situated in the Jurong Island, Singapore. It offers a staff power of 50 people. The company is a producer of Ethoxylated Surfactants. Their main products are Ethoxylate Surface Dynamic Agencies; Polyoxyethylene sorbitan oily acid solution esters; Polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor natural oils; Polyoxyethylene alkyl ethers.
The company center beliefs are.
We believe that and value wide open communication at every level in the organisation.
We encourage imagination and test the Position Quo.
We endeavor to respect every Specific by fostering a trusting environment and dealing with each person identical.
The 3 Internal Factors are.
1. Current WSH Policy
2. Feedback from Internal Audit and Management review conference.
3. Organisational WSH ethnicities.
The WSH insurance policy statement was to operate a vehicle the company quest and goals toward achieving its Environmental, Basic safety, Health and public responsibility. The business administered the insurance policy via its policy deployment process by arranging monthly communication meeting with personnel and the Managing Director of the business took the personal responsibility to communicate the company insurance plan.
The Feedback from Internal Audit and Management review getting together with was to set up place corrective and precautionary activities plan and keep an eye on the effectiveness of the existing and new control measures put in place. It also become a continuous improvement cycle to regularly improve its Protection and Health targets by review and making changes to its coverage statement and objectives. They achieved this through their bi-yearly inside audit and 6 regular management review getting together with chair by their Managing Director. .
Organisational WSH ethnicities.
The company started out the program to drive a culture transfer by implementing a proactive rather than being reactive frame of mind in the areas of Security and Health.
Previously, program was only set up only after having a in close proximity to missed and a major accident situation.
The procative program put in place are a weekly monitoring by management team walk-about. The mature management team quite simply walk through the stock and identify best practices, improvement areas and communicating with people on the shopfloor to raised understand their concern in the areas of Health and Basic safety.
The opinions are discussed during their monthly management appointment and the effect or actions plan are put up in the notice table as a form of communication with their employee.
The 3 External Factors are.
Changes in Legal requirement.
Trend in professional practices
United Country / International labour Company directives.
With the changes made to the WSH (Security AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND AUDITING) REGULATIONS 2009,
SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
8. -(1) It shall be the duty of the occupier of each workplace given in the next Schedule
to use a safe practices and health management system for the intended purpose of ensuring the safe practices and
health of folks at work at work.
9. -(1) It will be the duty of the occupier of any place of work specified in the Third Schedule to
appoint a place of work safe practices and health auditor to audit the basic safety and health management system
of the office at a occurrence as given in the 3rd Schedule.
In order to adhere to the regulation, the company have to engaged an External consultant to determine and develop the SHMS system based on SS 506 Part 3 ( SHMS for chemical type companies). Thereafter, the company has to employed an Mother approved SHMS auditor to do an audit on the company system.
Very Often, change in industrial practice or Best Practices influence the company WSH management system and control. Example are Techie Advisory from the WSHC which formulate and set-up new or modified Safety guideline for the overall industry. The company will therefore need to update it management system, make changes to its interior procedures such as SWP and follow-up with the latest need for training to its staff.
The Globally Harmonized System (GHC) was initiated at the UN Seminar on the surroundings and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
It aims, amongst other goals, to harmonize the classification and the threat communication elements of chemicals (labeling and safe practices data linens).
The direct impact on Industry, end user and the implementation time frame for Singapore dealer, supplier and end-user.
With the new directive, the business will need to put into action new labeling format for all its Substance Label to be pasted on all its pot / drum prior to making delivery to all or any its customers by 2012. Changes will be produced to its inside processes such as work and packaging types of procedures and changes to its OHS/WSH management system
Azura Chemical Pte Ltd is committed to complying with all suitable Environmental, Health insurance and safety Take action and practices, like the commitment to meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements, to strive for continual improvement inside our OSH management system, and to minimize/eliminate safety and Side effects.
We will, therefore, manage our techniques, our materials and our people in order to reduce Safe practices Risks and Health effects associated with this work.
We pledges to put into practice and operate the SHMS Management System to help expand enhance safeness and health performance. Our main objectives are to:
Establishing current and long-term goals to supply the necessary recommendations for constant improvement of occupational basic safety and health.
Publishing HSE targets, activities and performance data within our OHS Risk Communication work.
Working toward No Mishap Rate.
Improving the overall working condition safely and Health.
This plan will be communicated to all parties enthusiastic about the performance of our own OSH management system.
Signed: Azio Suzuki Time frame: 1 Feb 2009
After reviewing the current policy, it'll be beneficial for the business to show its commitment to the targets i. e. How are they going to achieve them?
We therefore can make some recommended with the addition of a "commitment to attain the objectives"
The additions are:
To build current and long-term goals to provide the necessary suggestions for continuous improvement of occupational security and health.
To publish Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) objectives, activities and performance data as part of our OHS hazard and risk communication work.
To provide our employee with the correct education and relevant training they need to better understand their OHS jobs and obligations.
To hold every employee in charge of their own action that otherwise will impact the life of others, the overall health, basic safety and the surroundings we operate in.
To take and make every effort and to work toward No Automobile accident Rate.
To commit and Improve the overall working condition in Safety and Health.
The company WSH come under the responsibility of the EHS Director and he report to the Corporate EHS Director and dotted range to the Managing Director. Beneath the leadership of the EHS director, the Safe practices and Health steering committee supply the direction to overall deployment. The WSH official find the directive from the steering committee and become the liaison official for any HSE. OHS concerns and program.
The WSH structure consist of 6 main function i. e. EHS Director, Human Resources, WSH official, Facilities, Production and the Safeness Committee / EHS.
The EHS director works with the organization EHS in setting all OHS insurance policy, Security and Health deployment, drive and keep an eye on and review all the OHS performance signals.
The official works under the supervision and directive of the EHS director to use, monitor and follow-up on all OHS concerns and upgrade key safety performance indicators once a month.
He also chair the every month safeness inspection and reaching. He provide expert advise to the director and staff. He works meticulously with the HR training office in formulating training programs. Together with the HR training professional, they perform and conduct Job basic safety and training needs research.
The HR section is allocated the role to support the WSH programs and request external training need and also conducting in-house safety consciousness induction program for all new employee. In addition, it provides the administrative support, maintain records and manage the training programs for the company.
The HR officer also work strongly with the money office to ensure money are made open to apply and promote the WSH training.
Work carefully with WSH official to execute regular safeness and health inspection also to identify any hazards in the workplace.
Is also dependable to carry out and review all Risk Examination for all the activities under their control. Responsible to establish Safe Work procedures (SWP) and enforce/monitor all Permit to work (PTW) system.
He also support the company plant-wide SHMS management system and also to ensure conformity to the insurance policy ad steps.
Participate and support training requirement and organized program.
The facilities division manages all facilities support and equipment maintenance program to ensure machines and equipment are safe to use.
It also support and screen all the flame fighting equipment and also to ensure the gear are preserved and comply with the relevant systems such as SCDF.
Assist the developing department in assessing purchase of new machineries and equipment in getting together with protection and Health requirement before they are brought in to the factory.
Conduct and review all RA within the opportunity of facilities activities.
Monitor and update any process change to adhere to Health and safe practices requirement.
The committee under the command of the chairman and the guidance of the WSH officials perform and completed all the aims establish by the Steering committee and perform daily, regular and monthly WSH activities. Activities such as every week or monthly Safe practices inspection, participate in the monthly Safeness conference. The WSH chairman sits in the Steering committee getting together with to provide responses, participating in formulating plan and aim and coordination work.
The Site Main Coordinator (SMC) serves as the Crisis Director within an emergency situation. His role is to organize with the website Incident Planner (SIC), the emergency associates and the SCDF.
The SIC role is to manage and coordinate the disaster response team in Hearth struggling, mitigating a chemical spill and recovery operations, the First aid team, Evacuation and hearth warden teams and communicate and updating the SMC on the disaster situation and position on a regular basis.
The disaster response team members are in charge of to any disaster situation such as chemical substance spill, flames /explosion. They are trained to mitigate, perform save if situation permit and also to contain any crisis situation when it come up.
The committee members are accountable for managing, assessing and management control of all harmful chemicals bought into the premise and storage. Also, they are in charge in drafting SWP for safe handling of chemical and storage based on SDS documents and industry best practices, CP and specifications. Also, they are responsible to control environmental concern such as emission, misuse removal and any environmental impact study.
They act as an advisor to the ESH director, steering committee, WSH office buildings and employee for any Environmental, safety and Health such as plan, control, training and procedures
Organisational programme for stakeholder understanding and engagement. (PC2. 3, UK6, 13, 20)
Ways to activate and inspire stakeholders in the change process within organisational composition and system. (UK14, 17)
Establish the strategies for implementing WSH insurance policy. (UK15)
14. Set up the impact and the resources necessary for execution, prior to finalizing the changes. (PC2. 5, 3. 5, UK27, 28)
1. Near Missed / Incident campaign
The objective was to raise the safety recognition level of all employees and to encourage employee to feedback basic safety hazards while at the job.
With the plan, the company hope to move away from the RE-ACTIVE mindset ( Act only when an incident occurs) to a PROACTIVE attitude by getting every staff to be proactive and become alert to their working environment and be safe at the job.
A "Near Missed Security" plan to be launched by the Managing Director for an interval of three months to get staff to be participative in identified hazard at work.
Forms (Feedback card) were printed out and place at 8 different locations for employee to write their responses.
The WSHO was appointed to collect again all the feedback cards and review them for activities, award score and compile a weekly summary.
The brief summary of the results were uploaded in the communication mother board to reflect the number of submission, specific and department scores.
Awards were presented by the MD at the end of every month. It had been awarded to specific and section for Best Person and Best helping department with the most submission.
Financial Budget for the Reward; 3 months period was.
Department : Trophy.
Lost in work efficiency as personnel will be away and higher cost as a consequence to overtime to protect loss hours.
The short term influences were that the protection awareness level was raised at every level in the organization, Rank and data file. Getting visitors to react on the threat immediately rather than later.
Reduction in Car accident rate
The long term impact is the positive culture mindset change predicated on Proactive somewhat than Reactive.
Safety Hazard identification and risk control thought can be built into every activities and planning / thinking process somewhat than fixing the challenge after the implementation stage.
2. Protection Training Program.
The safe practices program concentrate on the Hazard identified during the Risk Diagnosis (RA).
Material Handling such a forklift and pallet pickup truck.
Pen knife security.
Understand SDS in relation to PPE and risk control such as chemical substance spill and on the correct use chemical spill system.
Manual handling. Proper lifting strategy.
The safety committee customers appointed to consider charge of safe practices training were involved with preparing working out material by using the WSH official and training expert.
The training were schedules each month for all your relevant staff mixed up in activities recognized.
The training was conducted by the WSH official.
Staff has to take a brief evaluation on 20 questions and go the test.
Employee going to the period was required to sign in the training log.
A refresher course was also prepared (within one month) for individuals who did not have the ability to move the prescribe examination test.
Lost in work productivity as staff will be away and higher cost as a consequence to overtime to hide loss time.
The staff protection awareness level in relation to potential Risk in their own work area was raised and they'll able to communicate with their colleague and supervisor.
Reduction in Accident rate as personnel will be more competent.
Boost personnel morale.
Staff tend to be liable toward taking possession when basic safety is a concerns,
They are able to identify safety threat and contribute ideas on safety mitigation and threat elimination.
3. Safety recognition exhibition.
The objective to program a safe practices and Health exhibition was to improve the knowing of the industries safety styles and development.
The exhibits on displayed provided the employee an visible view of the various safety hazard and the types of control options available.
The WSHO and the safeness committee training team member make layout to have Place of work Basic safety Council and Country wide Fire and Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC) company to showcase their Flame, Safety and Health program.
The cost for the exterior provider was established at $500 for the entire exhibition week.
Time from beneficial work.
Employee is aware of what some of the external company are dong to promote "Safety AT THE JOB".
Boost Morale and Lowering is the occurrence rate.
Staff will be able to continually understand and see basic safety is part of these activities at work and at Home.
4. Permit to Work System. PTW
The purpose in applying the PTW system was to control and control risk. The PTW system applied to the next activities.
1, Hot work.
2. Just work at Height.
3. Restricted Space.
4. Lock Out Tag Out LOTO
The WSHO is responsible to authorize with the endorsement of the Older manager in all activities listed in the PTW system
The programs are required under the WSH polices.
WSH (Limited Spaces) Legislation 2009.
WSH (General Provisions) Polices 16 - 2006.
WSH ( SHMS Auditing) - 2009
Work Productivity will be damaged as procedures need to be adhered to before works are allowed.
Most of the occurrence related to Hot-Work, Just work at Height, Restricted space will be reduced or taken away due to effective control assessed put in place.
Advantages and benefits of having positive WSH culture in the implementation of WSH insurance policy. (UK18)
The benefits associated with driving towards a positives culture, i. e. attitude and way of thinking changes are:
Raising the amount of Safety recognition and becoming increasing enlightened.
Taking personal responsibility and accountability safely when at the job.
Take proactive step in hazard identification and suggest action to eliminate or minimise the chance exposure.
People have a tendency to think or see Protection as the only real responsibility of the Protection officials or the Safe practices and Health Administrator. They are put into supervise and enforced Basic safety and Health guidelines. It's their tasks to ensure Safe practices at the place of work.
With a culture change and a positive mindset, Safety is "EVERYONE" responsibility. Safe practices is "MY" responsibility. As an employee, I have to think Safety whatsoever time when accomplishing my activity.
When employee needs responsibility for his work protection, he'll be focused on ensure he will not endanger himself as well as others while at work.
The main purpose of any review is to align, revise and ensure all the information is still relevance.
The process including going through the company current OHS coverage, set goals, corrective and precautionary actions discovered and put in place. Subsequently it is for the purpose of continuous improvement in safety and health things.
This is essential because of the facts the surroundings we work in are changing all the time. Action or plan can be ineffective anticipated to changes in the process, equipment, technology or Legal legislation / requirement or other requirements such as code of practice and criteria.
By adopting a PDCA ( Plan, Do, Check, Act) model, we repeat the circuit and continually working towards sustainable improvement whatsoever time. The regular Management review can be routine either quarterly or after an interior audit.
The rate of recurrence of the review are the following:
Safety Performance Indications. Monthly Review
No of Reported Near Missed / Incident. eg :Damage Time Event rate (LTIR).
OHS Insurance policy Review. (Management Review Assembly) Bi-Yearly ( Every 6 months)
Safety Gap Status Review: Corrective and Precautionary Action (CAPA). Every 3 months.
Determine the relevant information to be collected for critiquing. (PC2. 4, 3. 2, UK23, 24, 26)
13. Involve stakeholders in the evaluation of necessary changes to existing insurance plan and aims. (PC1. 4, 3. 4 UK8, 25)
1. WSH Inspection Statement.
To identify any safeness gap or protection violation during the walk-about by the appointed Protection committee members on the monthly plan.
To follow-up on corrective and precautionary actions discovered and well-timed close-out all discovered hazard.
WSH (Office Security and Health Committees) Rules 2008
WSHO / Protection Chairman.
2. OHS Safety Performance Indicators.
The safety performance sign set up for the years such as:
No of automobile accident / Near missed /
Total Reduction time. ( LT )
Loss Time Incident Rate ( LTIR )
Severity Rate. ( SR )
Every 3 months.
3. Risk Assessment
To conduct Risk Examination prior to commencing of any work activities in the workplace. The risk diagnosis includes 3 critical areas such: Risk Identification, Risk Analysis and Risk Control. Any Risky recognized must be reduced to "Low" or "Medium" before work can start. If risk cannot be reduce to a satisfactory level, SWP must be put in place to minimize the risk level.
Reference : WSH (Risk Management) Regulations 2006
Every 3 years.
When there are changes to the procedure or an occurrence has happened.
WSHO / Team Manager/
4. Quarterly Safeness Management Review Report.
The quarterly brief summary of the Basic safety Inspection record.
The reason for the summary record was for management to review safety gaps identified, position of the corrective and preventative activities Plan. (i. e. sealed or pending action)
To review resources and budget to repair safety gaps determined during the monthly basic safety inspection.
5. Security and Health Management System. SHMS Audit report
The SHMS inside and external reviews are used for the purpose of constant improvement activities.
To determine if the company current OHS plan and objectives need to be aligned with the organisation Safeness and Health Management System (SHMS).
The exterior auditor accounts are use by the business for the intended purpose of identifying safety lapses and system weakness. During the OHS/WSH insurance policy review appointment, management must take into consideration the Auditor responses and recommendation in order to ensure the policy can be reaction to the changes needed to improve.
Every 6 months
EHS Director and SHMS Management Representive (MR)
15. File and converse to relevant stakeholders the changes in coverage arising from review. (PC1. 6, 3. 6, UK16, 30)
Record keeping, communication are essential for the intended purpose of conformity to WSH Take action such as
1 WSH (Incident Reporting) Regulations 2006
2 WSH (Risk Management) Laws 2006
3 WSH (Place of work Basic safety and Health Committees) Restrictions 2008
4 WSH (Security and Health Management System and Auditing) Laws 2009
1 WSH (First-Aid) Restrictions 2006
2 Factories (Medical Examinations) Rules 1999
3 Factories (Sound) Restrictions 1997.
The other purposes of record keeping and communication are for monitoring and monitoring of sick health anticipated to exposure to hazard. Any staff identified during the surveillance will be put through guidance such as suspected or validated NID case. For employee working in an environment where in fact the identified risk was radiation will be designated other tasks when the permissible exposure limit; PEL has been exceeded.
The 5 WSH paperwork are:
Monthly Protection Inspection Report and Monthly Safe practices assembly minutes.
Safety and Health Training Records.
Risk Examination Activities Inventory list and Risk Examination (RA)
Health Security and Monitoring. ( Cyanide visibility, X-ray, Audiometric-NID )
Noise monitoring record ( Internal and Boundary Noises)
The 3 main kind of communication that are employed by the company are:
Safety Notice Plank.
Quarter Safety News Letter.
The boards are being used to communicate, protection inspection report, Security conference minutes, WSH bulletins from WSH council, MOM Reports alert and Security and Health performance indications such as No of Incident case, Loss Time Accident Circumstance, Severity and Frequency rate.
The New notice acts as a communication route to :
showcase interview with Protection personnel,
safety program upgrade,
Safety performance among various processing sites worldwide.
Corporate EHS information and directives.
The Video Screen are installed at the reception and Staff canteen areas for the purpose of communicating Safety and Health update and news to inner (staff) and exterior (visitor, suppliers) personnel. It also exhibited the company Protection policy assertions and commitment and monthly Basic safety Videos.