Safety-Health System

Under the goal of creating sound and safe operational sites through respect and care, POSCO ENERGY is striving to create its own safety culture to make sure that every employee can work in a safe environment.
The safety-health management system has been established through efforts such as acquiring KOSHA18001 and operating the safety and health management index.

Direction for Safety-Health Policy

Occupational Safety & Health Committee and Voluntary Safety Committee

POSCO ENERGY operates the Occupational Safety & Health Committee to consult and discuss issues related to safety and health in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Committee is held every quarter, to make continuous efforts to improve the safe and healthy environment and create pleasant working conditions. The Voluntary Safety Committee is also held every month for the heads of plants and position-holders, to encourage position-holders to voluntarily participate in safety measures and to share safety and health issues.

Safety-Health Education

The company is providing safety education programs by sector, including statutory education, in-house education, and fire drills. To raise the awareness of employees on safety, safety-sharing education is provided every month, and external experts are invited to give special lectures on safety. In addition, POSCO ENERGY is operating SAO (Safety Acts Observation) to promote safety activities and encourage fundamental changes in working behavior through positive approaches of observing and commending safe behavior rather than existing approaches such as pointing out mistakes or ordering behavior.

Education Program on Safety

Statutory Education

  • Statutory manager education
  • Regular education for all employees
  • Safety education for supervisors
  • Safety education for new employees
  • Special education

In-house Education

  • Special education on safety and health
  • Safety and health education for employees of partners
  • Education before harmful and dangerous work
  • Company’s own safety education

Fire Drills

  • Fire drills for all employees
  • Drills to put out fires in the early stage
  • Emergency drills

Activities to Improve Safety

Near-Miss Activities

POSCO ENERGY conducts Near-Miss Activities to remove possible risks from the worksites and to prevent similar disasters through improvements, while providing employees with safety education based on actual cases to firmly establish a safe operating system. Moreover, the company encourages study groups (Safety Management) to register safety activities in real time so that employees can share the activities. Also, those who identify Near Miss are selected and rewarded on a monthly basis.

Top 10 Risk System

The Top 10 Risk System assesses the risks of the accident-prone power generation facilities, identifies the top 10 improvement tasks and conducts improvement activities to prevent disasters. The Top 10 Risk activities are also carried out through assessments of the divisions and those with issues for improvement as part of the efforts to prevent accidents.

Distribution of Guidelines for Safety Work

The company conducts weekly safety inspections and shares the inspection results companywide. All employees always carry the safety guidelines to prevent industrial and work-related accidents.

Performance of Safety Management

To reach the goal of becoming an accident-free and happy power plant, POSCO ENERGY is trying to step up as a leading company in terms of safety and health by operating a systematic safety system. To this end, not only is the company trying to operate facilities in a stable manner, but it has appointed its own maintenance personnel to respond immediately to emergency situations. In 2012, POSCO ENERGY was selected as the exemplary company for fire-safety by the Incheon City and the Pohang plant achieved 1st grade in ‘Zero Accidents’ authorized by Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency, and was honored with a commendation from the Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Co-existence & Cooperation Programs

POSCO ENERGY operates “co-existence & cooperation programs” to educate the education on safety supplier companies. The safety experts from POSCO ENERGY provide education on safety prevent safety related accidents. The company also newly built locker rooms, shower rooms, and refresh zones for the stationing employees from the suppliers to strengthen friendly relations and improve work efficiency.

Accident Prevention Policy

1. Non-smoking power plant

Our Incheon power plant is designated as a non-smoking plant to promote the health of employees, and our social responsibility as a power company.

2. Safety alarm card

The safety alarm manager monitors the workplace unannounced to review any safety risks, and issues a safety alarm card when a problem is noticed when a card is received, all procedures should be stopped immediately. This is an active safety control policy to maintain a zero damage and zero accident workplace.

3. Safety permission policy

When a task is accompanied by potential dangers, safety permission is required to proceed with the task after proper safety measures and training are offered in advance for the safety of employees and facilities.

4. NFPA label for hazardous substances

Risk of health, fire, and reaction are to be labeled on the containers of hazardous substances with easily recognized numbers from 0 to 4 to minimize damages in hazardous substance-related tasks and leakage.

Flammability Hazard, Health Hazard, Reactivity Stability Hazard Special Notice Key: W - Water Reactive, OX -  Oxidizing Agent

5. Environment/Safety reminder policy

The Environment/Safety reminder is a public announcement made 5 times a day which reminds employees of daily risks in the workplace and the need to check dangerous factors once again.

6. No damage campaign

All employees are required to participate in the labor accident prevention campaign. This awakens a sense of safety in the workplace. In addition, the No facility damage list is used, with which all employees are engaged in checking the safety of facilities.