Building a Safe & Secure Work Environment

Japan
| Occupational Health & Safety Policy | Approaches to Occupational Safety and Health / Fire and Disaster Prevention | Approaches to Promotion of Health | Deployment of Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities |

  Occupational Health & Safety Policy
The Kyocera Group aims to create an accident-free and disaster-free workplace environment where everyone can work safely and with peace of mind.
1. To maintain and improve the level of employee safety and health, the Kyocera Group abides by relevant laws and regulations and establishes and operates internal standards that are stricter than the relevant laws and regulations.
2. The Kyocera Group establishes organizations to effectively promote occupational health and safety activities, and clarifies the functions and responsibilities of those organizations. At the same time, all employees continue to receive necessary and sufficient education and training needed for operation of an Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
3. The Kyocera Group is building and implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System, and continually aims to raise the level of occupational health and safety.
4. The Kyocera Group is building and implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System, and continually aims to raise the level of occupational health and safety.
5. The Kyocera Group is strengthening mental health care through activities for advancing the mental health of employees.
6. The Kyocera Group actively participates and cooperates in governmental and local activities relating to occupational health and safety.


  Approaches to Occupational Safety and Health / Fire and Disaster Prevention
The Kyocera Group has in place a safety and disaster prevention management system for Group companies in and out of Japan based on the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OHSAS18001) and promotes actions to ensure occupational safety and health. In Japan, Kyocera conducts continuous improvement activities by identifying problems to tackle based on the risk assessment, taking actions to solve them, and conducting audits at various sites. In FY2016, Kyocera checked safety-related conditions and identified risks hidden in work at all plants of the Group companies in Japan with the manufacturing departments and safety and disaster prevention departments again working hand in hand. Outside Japan, Kyocera promotes further enhancement of management level through holding safety and disaster prevention meetings and site visits so as to prevent occupational accidents. Photo: Checking equipment and its condition at a manufacturing site (Shiga Gamo Plant)
Checking equipment and its condition at a manufacturing site
(Shiga Gamo Plant)

【Integrated Certification】
PDF  
OHS 635471 / OHSAS 18001
OHSAS18001 Certification Status (pdf/39KB) PDF(unauthorized duplication is prohibited)
OHSAS18001 Certification Status (pdf/78KB) PDF

【Individual Certification】
OHSAS18001 Certification Status (pdf/29KB) PDF


Changes in lost time accident rate of the Kyocera Group (in Japan)
The lost time accident rate* of the Kyocera Group (in Japan) in FY2016 was 0.30, lower than the average of all manufacturing industries and electric machinery and appliance manufacturing industries. We are committed to taking actions to reduce occupational accidents.
* Lost time accident rate: The number of casualties, which caused more than missed work, that occur per one million working hours. It indicates the frequency of accident occurrence.

Lost time accident rate

One Approach

Holding of Safety Meeting
Kagoshima Sendai Plant invited lecturers from the Labor Standards Inspection Office and the Fire Department and held a safety meeting. Staff In-charge of the environmental safety department and managers of each department participated in the meeting and learned various case examples and measures taken with respect to safety and disaster prevention for enhancement of safety and disaster prevention awareness. Photo: Safety Meeting (Kagoshima Sendai Plant)
Safety Meeting (Kagoshima Sendai Plant)
Governor’s Commendation Granted as an Excellent Site about Handling of High-pressure Gas
Photo: Awarding ceremony(Tamaki Plant, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.)

Awarding ceremony
(Tamaki Plant, Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.)
The Tamaki Plant of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. was awarded a commendation by the Governor of Mie Prefecture as an excellent site about handling of high-pressure gas. This is the result of evaluation of the various actions of the Plant, including maintenance of equipment as per the High Pressure Gas Safety Act, acquisition of qualifications of maintenance staff, active promotion of education and training to maintenance staff, and appropriate response to newly enacted Act Concerning the Discharge and Control of Fluorocarbons.
Holding of Night-time Drill
The Nagano Okaya Plant holds disaster prevention drills in the night-time to develop the capability of ensuring employee safety even if a disaster occurs at off times. The major program of the drill is that employees look for an afflicted site in response to an emergency call made following a simulated situation where somebody needs rescue at a site, and then complete the rescue. The purpose is to enable employees to swiftly act at the time of disaster occurrence. Photo: Drill in the night time (Nagano Okaya Plant)
Drill in the night time (Nagano Okaya Plant)
Visit to the Plant by the Safety and Disaster Prevention Departments

The safety and disaster prevention departments of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. take the initiative and visit plants in China and Vietnam, two major manufacturing regions. In this visit, they identify hidden risks with the local safety and disaster prevention staff, discuss measures to take in such situations, and improve the working environment where employees can work safely and securely. The effort is ongoing to periodically check locations that need response and reduce occurrences of accidents.

Photo: Plant visit (China)
Plant visit (China)


  Actions for Health Enhancement
The Kyocera Group is undertaking various measures to raise awareness of health among all employees and support health in body and mind. At Kyocera, ongoing measures include the assignment of occupational health physicians specializing in mental health at offices, the use of consultants in and out of the company, the study of mental health measures at the In-house Occupational Health Physicians’ Meeting, and the introduction of a rehabilitation work system.
 
Holding of In-house Occupational Health Physicians’ Meetings
Kyocera holds In-house Occupational Health Physicians’ Meetings twice a year, at which in-house occupational health physicians assigned to Kyocera sites gather to improve the level of health management operations. Participants in the meetings share measures and problems concerning health management and discuss improvement measures and solutions for the future. Representatives of human resources and safety and disaster prevention departments and the health insurance union also attend the meeting. All of these departments and stakeholders combine forces to solve problems and actively promote the health care of employees.
 

One Approach

Health Osaka 21 Promotion Citizens’ Council Chairman Award (Grand Prize) Granted
Photo: Health Osaka 21 Promotion Citizens’ Council Chairman Award (Grand Prize) Granted
Health Osaka 21 Promotion Citizens’ Council Chairman Award (Grand Prize) Granted
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. won the Health Osaka 21 Promotion Citizens’ Council Chairman Award (Grand Prize) of the First Osaka Health Promotion Award sponsored by Osaka Prefectural Government (Japan). They take various actions to enhance employees’ health awareness, with every September designated as health month. Specific actions include measurement of lung age, quit smoking challenges, everyday weight measuring campaign, and diet seminars. The company also holds sports events and athletic meets to encourage employee fitness and improve communication among coworkers. Those health promotion activities were evaluated in this award.


  Deployment of Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities
The 5S system (“Seiri”: Sort / “Seiton”: Set in Order / “Seiso”: Shine / “Seiketsu”: Sanitize / “Shitsuke”: Sustain) is at the heart of work. Efforts by the Kyocera Group to implement the 5S system perfectly are called Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities. They are being introduced globally.

At each worksite, employees regularly evaluate the degree of 5S achievement using a check list common in the entire company. This activity makes employees take points to improve as their worksite task and involves all members as the main players for improvement. It is a rule that evaluators are those who completed 5S training and passed the test so as to prevent evaluation inconsistency and ensure judgment from a more objective viewpoint.

Through these activities, Kyocera aims to create a working environment that allows every employee to work in a safe and secure atmosphere and help every individual employee greatly improve their 5S awareness and upgrade their sensitivity.
Photo: Skill test of training for 5S evaluators (Toyama Nyuzen Plant)
Skill test of training for 5S evaluators (Toyama Nyuzen Plant)
   
 
Top of page