Safety in Action

High safety awareness is reflected in low accident figures. At WACKER, facilities with no reportable accidents for long periods receive special recognition. In some cases, they are also honored by institutions outside the company. In 2008, Siltronic Japan Corporation received Labor Standards Inspection Office recognition for its exemplary safety management – it had not had an injurious accident to report for over five years (seven million work hours).

Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture honored the safety record of Wacker Asahikasei Silicone in Akeno. This joint venture’s Responsible Care® committee contributed significantly to the Akeno plant’s high safety standards. The committee consolidates safety activities. It also analyzes hazardous situations so that precautions can be taken early on.

The State of Kentucky (USA) recognized WACKER employee Edwin McIntyre for his life-long service to workplace safety. The last time this Calvert City safety expert had an accident to report was back in 1989.

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Safety Awards 2008










1st Prize for Occupational Safety

Wacker Asahikasei Silicone, Akeno

Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Gold Award, Environment, Health & Safety


Korean Ministry
of Labor

4th Annual Outstanding Individual
in Occupational Safety and Health

WACKER employee Edwin McIntyre

State of Kentucky (USA),
Kentucky Safety and
Health Network, Inc.

Encouragement Award

Siltronic Japan Corp.,

Yamaguchi Labor