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Safety Policy

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as "JAMSTEC") will enhance its working environment through active suggestions and discussions on the elimination of risk factors with the safety of human life being the first priority in performing its duties and with all its officers/employees striving to prevent incidents.

With the above awareness, JAMSTEC sets forth its basic policy on safety as follows.

  1. Safety target setting and continuous improvement

    JAMSTEC shall set safety targets based on actual operations, continuously improve the working environment of those engaged in the operations, and give rewards to recognize outstanding safety activities.

  2. Incident prevention

    JAMSTEC shall predict the risk of operations to the maximum extent and implement substantive precautions to avoid or reduce greater risks.

  3. Prevention of recurrence

    In investigating incidents or problems and determining the cause, JAMSTEC shall first prioritize the transparent and fair clarification of the direct and root causes and then share all lessons learned with all officers and employees.

Asahiko TairaAsahiko Taira

President of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

May 15, 2012

Revision record:
July 4, 2006 : Released
April 1, 2007 : Changed the name of the organization
April 1, 2008 : Changed the table
April 24, 2009 : Released the rules and the regulations of safety
June 10, 2010 : Adjustment with the rules and the regulations of safety
June 2, 2011 : Amendment of the descriptions and the contents
May 15, 2012: Amended