Occupational Safety and
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Basic Policy on Industrial Safety and Health

We strive for occupational safety and health as the starting point of business activities on the basis of respect for human life and dignity.

Action Guidelines

  • Observe the laws and regulation, and voluntary standards on industrial safety and health.
  • Prevent occupational injury and decrease risks by continuously improving on the management system and performance of industrial safely and health.
  • Conduct efforts to increase physical and mental health and prevent health disabilities of employees.
  • Disseminate this policy to all employees, promote awareness by education and enlightenment, and expand the industrial safety and health activities by involving all employees.

Basic Philosophy

Occupational safety and health are the most familiar theme for employees in their daily duties. It is the most important theme for enterprises as well in their efforts to provide a working environment in which employees are encouraged to do their best in operations. We are well aware that offering a secure and safe workplace is our important corporate responsibility.
To this end, we established our occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) in 2006, aiming to realize "zero injuries" and secure safety at all workplaces. We will continue strengthening our safety and health management activities at a company-wide level, aiming to establish a corporate culture of "safety first."

OSHMS

With the aim of eliminating on-the-job injuries and creating a comfortable, safe work environment, we have established and implemented an in-house occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) while introducing OHSAS or an entire system such as manual and standard, and JISHA*1 for actual application and activities. We are accredited as complying with JISHA OSHMS Standards.
Each plant and office set safety goals and safety plans in accordance with our OSHMS guidelines, aiming to conduct OSHM activities based on a "total involvement" principle. To attain a step-by-step improvement of our safety status, these progress and results of such OSHM efforts are verified by our internal safety and health auditors as well as the plant safety and health committee and the central safety and health committee.

*1 JISHA: JISHA system is a standard examined by Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA), and organizations accredited by JISHA, incorporating items as the incidence typically practiced in Japanese workplace, for example, KY activities, Hiyari-Hatto (near-miss) activities, and 4S activities.

Safety and Health Promotion Organization

Targets & Results for Fiscal 2017

1. Elimination of Work-related injuries

Fiscal 2017 Target Fiscal 2017 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2018 Target
Elimination of injuries in trouble shooting We reviewed our work methods and upgraded our work (non-structural measures) and maintain factory safety (structural measures) by understanding current the status of troubleshooting through safety observations and by recognizing risks through risk assessment. ・Check and review work relating to major issues at work by leaders.
Full understanding of the risk level of workplace Risk assessment was conducted as scheduled at each workplace for full understanding of risk levels.
Also, risk management was implemented according to how serious the risks are.
・Confirmation and understanding of risk management results.
Promoting safety observation by management supervisors. Safety observation was implemented by management supervisors and safety observation was improved in every workplace. Daily safety management practice
5-5 observation* is implemented.

*”5-5 observation” is the activity which management supervisors at work do fixed point observations both in the morning and the afternoon for five minutes every day.

2.Improvement of Work Environment

Fiscal 2017 Target Fiscal 2017 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2018 Target
Improvement of work environment of workplace (Health aspect/ Safety aspect) Conducted working environment measurement, based on which the working environment was improved. Continued Stop! fall disaster PJ related activities for promoting improvement. ・Improvement of work environment of workplace (Health aspect / safety aspects)

3. Promotion of Health

Fiscal 2017 Target Fiscal 2017 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2018 Target
Self-management promotion of a healthy mind and body Conducted checking on employee's stress tolerance. ・Self-management promotion of a healthy mind and body
Strengthen collaboration between healthy employees and employees with suspected physical and/or mental health problems at workplace. Held health promotion fair, and lecture on health. Strengthen collaboration between healthy employees and employees with suspected physical and/or mental health problems at workplace.

4. Enhancement of Education and Enlightenment

Fiscal 2017 Target Fiscal 2017 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2018 Target
Promotion and implementation of workplace safety and health education We hold various seminars for health safety and health education and handling chemical substances. In fiscal 2017, we continue to hold a conference for safety and health, and environment at every factory. Promotion and practice of safety and health education at the workplace.
Familiarization with “On-the-spot risk prediction.” *1 and “Po•Ke •Te• Na •shi” program.*2 Through workplace patrolling and greeting activities, “On-the-spot risk prediction” and “Po• Ke •Te• Na• Shi”*2were implemented. Familiarization with “On-the-spot risk prediction.”*1 and “Po• Ke •Te• Na •Shii” program.”*2
Promotion of traffic safety awareness activities by conducting risk prediction driving. Implementation of traffic safety campaign through joining local traffic safety activities and taking actions to raise traffic safety awareness. Promotion of traffic safety awareness activities by conducting risk prediction driving.

*1: “On-the-spot risk prediction” refers to the activity performed in our company for confirming hazardous spot and procedures prior to work that is infrequent or has not been performed for a long time.
*2: “Po・Ke・Te・Na・Shi” (Pocket-Phone-Handrail-Shortcut-Pointing”) is a general term indicating precautions to protect workers from being involved in an accident during walking on the workplace, for example, “Do not walk with hands in Pockets.”, “Do not use the cell Phone during walking.”, “Make sure to hold the Handrail while ascending or descending stairs.”, “Avoid oblique crossing (Shortcut)”, and “Never fail to conduct Pointing and calling at the point specified for conducting such practice.