In Institute for Materials Research (IMR), a variety of laboratory equipments and the newest experimental techniques are always employed for the research and development of materials science. These researches involve risky operations and the management of toxic substances.
The office of Safety and Health makes safety guidance focusing on the regular patrol in laboratories, provides various kinds of safety and health educations, and technically supports all the members in IMR for the compliance with related laws such as Industrial Safety and Health Act in order that they may keep the research activities in safety.
The office of Safety and Health, headed by the Deputy Director of IMR, is composed of selected members of professors and associate professors, and five technical groups. It also organizes a regular liaison meeting to make the important information on safety and health well known to everybody.