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 is 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."


With the aim of eliminating on-the-job injuries and creating a comfortable, safe work environment, we have established an in-house occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) while introducing OHSAS*1 for entire system such as manual and standard, and JISHA*2 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, the 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 OHSAS: OHSAS18001 is a management system standard which allows the organization to present its attitudes toward Industrial Safety and Health to its employees and society. The standard has not been standardized by ISO, but widely adopted around the world.
*2 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 2016

1. Elimination of Work-related injuries

Fiscal 2016 Target Fiscal 2016 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2017 Target
Elimination of injuries in trouble shooting Two cases of injuries in trouble shooting occurred, decreased from the fiscal 2015 (3 cases), indicating progress towards eradicating the injuries. ・Elimination of injuries in trouble shooting
・Grasping the risk level of workplace, promotion of risk management
・Safety observation promoted by the supervisor
Full understanding of the risk level of workplace Risk accessment was conducted as scheduled at each workplace for full understanding of risk levels.

2.Improvement of Work Environment

Fiscal 2016 Target Fiscal 2016 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2017 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 Healthiness

Fiscal 2016 Target Fiscal 2016 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2017 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
・Strengthening of workplace coordination between personnel and those who should take care of physical and mental health problems
Workplace inspection for personnel with suspected physical and/or mental health problems Held health promotion fair, and lecture on health.

4. Enhancement of Education and Enlightenment

Fiscal 2016 Target Fiscal 2016 Result Evaluation Fiscal 2017 Target
Promotion of Line Production Head-based safety observation Conveyed the safety observation method to the respective work sites, allowing line managers to conduct safety observation. ・Promotion and practice of safety and health education at the workplace
・Familiarization with risk prediction.※1Establishment of "Po・Ke・Te・Na・Shi" program※2
・Promotion of traffic safety awareness activities by conducting risk prediction driving
Practice and Promotion of safety and health education at the workplace Held special education program for various safety and health education committees, and operators for handling chemicals. Continuously held safety and health, and environment meeting at the respective plants in fiscal 2016 for raising awareness on safety and health.
Familiarization with immediate action KY, and pointing and calling, Follow company and factory rules Promoted establishment of activities by sharing information from the safety and health committee, and workplace patrolling.

*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.