Health & Safety
The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and drives the competitiveness of the company. At Hankook Tire, we have taken substantial steps to foster a safe and healthy environment for all employees and have achieved clear results.
As social concerns rise over occupational injuries, businesses must assume a broader responsibility while applicable regulations continue to tighten as demonstrated by the revision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the reinforcement of the Chemicals Control Act. In particular, tire manufacturing is a process industry and entails the heavy consumption of various chemicals, which underlines the importance of healthy and safe working conditions. We believe that employee health and safety is the very driving force behind our sustainable growth and are engaged actively across the entire EHS area with the EHS Committee playing a central role in creating an accident-free, injury-free workplace. In 2019, we performed risk assessments to improve on major risk factors at the workplace while expanding overall investments to ensure regulatory compliance. We also identified and complied with relevant regulations to conduct systemic safety accident prevention in accordance with the requirements set by the ISO 45001 health and safety management system standard.
We will perform safety risk assessments to prevent major accidents and to identify and improve on fundamental issues in order to establish our distinctive culture of safety. Not only do we abide by the tightening regulatory standards concerning harmful substances that require preparation for accidents, we are also developing alternatives for such substances through our R&D centers to protect employees from safety accidents. This will help minimize the consumption of these materials and further strengthen the management of areas exposed to hazardous substances. In addition, employees diagnosed with medical conditions or in need of follow-up screenings will be continuously managed through our in-house clinics, and wearable devices and robots will be independently developed and deployed to prevent musculoskeletal diseases.
• Chaired by: Head of the EHS Department
• Supervised by: EHS Planning Team
• Cooperation Team: ESG Team, HR Team 2, Proactive Culture Team, Communications Team, Human Resource Operations & Education Team, Labor Relations Team, Culture Communications Team, Culture Planning Team, R&D Human Resource Team, Production HR Team