In PolyMirae, we work based on a management philosophy that places safety as the top priority
LyondellBasell Operational Excellence Audit
To maintain its world-class safety management system, every four years PolyMirae invites LyondellBasell’s experts in each field to conduct an audit on process safety and risk management within the company, with self-audits such as PSM, ISO and RC.
These invitational audits involve a management system inspection, on-site inspection and employee interview to identify risk factors and potential improvements, and the degree of improvement is tracked and managed through continued investment and actions.
Safety Inspection Day
At PolyMirae, employees with expertise in each field patrol together with employees of the plant every second Tuesday of the month to identify potential risks and improvements in all fields including safety, health, environment and process.
Identified potential improvements are tracked and managed until completion.
Contractor Cooperation Program
To seek development in the safety and health management of establishments, PolyMirae organizes a Coexistence Cooperation Meeting with its partners, and holds monthly meetings to assess potential risks and actively engage in supportive activities to offset any identified risks.
PolyMirae reports the progress and potential improvements of all inspections, including internal/external safety inspections and parent company inspections, to its executives on a monthly basis, and continuously tracks and manages the details.
Every LyondellBasell site around the world including joint ventures holds an annual Global Safety Day event, to enhance the safety awareness of employees and allow them to experience the importance of safety as first priority.
PolyMirae management discuss HSE performance and initiatives including investments related to safety with shareholders every 6 months in an ad-hoc forum (HSE Committee).
To ensure safe operations, PolyMirae conducts sufficient on-site practice and tests on employees to verify the work performance of employees before assigning them new duties.
PolyMirae provides comprehensive medical testing and vaccinations for all employees and their spouses in order to detect employee illnesses in their early stages and assist in systematic employee health management, so that employees can perform their duties with a good health condition.
Remote Control Fire Extinguishing Facility
To extinguish fires early and prevent a major industrial accident in the event of fire, PolyMirae has installed and operates a firefighting monitoring system, which allows any outbreak of fire to be monitored and quickly extinguished through remote control from the Control Building.
Spatial Infrared Gas Detector
PolyMirae has improved its gas leakage detectability and has introduced, the first between in the Korea industry, the first spatial infrared gas detector. In contrast to the generally used spot-type detector, which detects gas only when the gas enters the sensor inside the detector, five newly-introduced infrared detectors which are installed throughout the entire process detect gas when the leaked gas enters 100~200m of space which the infrared beam passes through.
Control Building Clean Air Supply System
To protect employees in the event of a toxic gas leakage from adjacent companies or a large-scale inflammable gas leak into the process area, PolyMirae has installed a facility which blocks polluted air from entering the Control Building, supplies clean air and maintains positive pressure.
Process Area and Building Risk Assessment
PolyMirae has conducted a quantitative assessment of risks such as leakage, fire or explosion on all facilities and buildings in the process to secure employee safety in the event of an emergency, based on which the company has invested in the installation of various facilities and established emergency countermeasures to minimize damage in the most severe accidents.
Water Spray Curtain System for Prevention of Gas Diffusion
PolyMirae has installed and is operating a water spray curtain system to prevent and suppress the diffusion of inflammable gas to offices adjacent to the process in the event of a large-scale leak.
With a management philosophy that makes safety the top priority, PolyMirae is investing actively in strengthening a culture of safety, and applies a range of measures to improve and enhance the safety environment to prevent industrial accidents and achieve a completely accident-free business.
Companywide Emergency Response Training
The CEO, the company management team and all employees including those in the headquarter participate in Company-wide Emergency Response Training every year to train communication and procedures, minimize damage and expedite normalization in cases of emergency.
Disaster Response Team Training
PolyMirae runs a Disaster Response Team Training every quarter to enable a swift and effective response and recovery from potential accidents involving fire and explosion.
Firefighting Response Training
PolyMirae conducts joint fire drills with the fire station and adjacent companies, as well as surprise firefighting response drills that occur without notice.