Building a Safe & Secure Work Environment

Japan
| Occupational Health and Safety Policy | Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety and Management System | Approaches to Promotion of Health | Deployment of Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities |

  Occupational Health and 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. Based on the policy below, the Kyocera Group is promoting occupational health and safety activities with the participation of all employees:
· Kyocera will comply with laws, agreements, and internal standards regarding the environment and work safety.
· Kyocera will support corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and communicate with various stakeholders.
· Kyocera aims to build a corporate culture that creates an accident-free and disaster-free workplace environment where everyone can work safely and with peace of mind.
· Kyocera will identify problems to tackle based on risk assessment, taking action to solve issues in order to prevent the occurrence of occupational accidents.
· The Kyocera Group strives to build a work environment where employees feel healthy, enjoy job satisfaction and can reach their maximum potential by promoting mental and physical health.
* Abstract from the Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy


  Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety and Management System
The Kyocera Group has in place a safety and disaster prevention management system according to the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OHSAS18001) and promotes efforts for 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 FY2017, Kyocera identified risks hidden in work and took action to prevent industrial accidents based on the risk assessment on work actions at all plants of Group companies in Japan, with the manufacturing departments and safety and disaster prevention departments working hand in hand. Photo: Checking the production staff for compliance with the work procedure 
(Kyoto Ayabe Plant)
Checking the production staff for compliance with the work procedure
(Kyoto Ayabe Plant)

Integrated Certification
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OHS 635471 / OHSAS 18001
OHSAS18001 Certification Status (pdf/507KB) PDF
OHSAS18001 Certification Status (pdf/435KB) 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 (Japan) in FY2017 was 0.33, lower than the average of all manufacturing industries and electric machinery and appliance manufacturing industries. Kyocera will continue to take action to reduce industrial accidents and create a work environment safe for employees to work at.

Lost time accident rate

One Approach

Holding of Safety Meeting
The Hokkaido Kitami Plant, Shiga Yasu Plant, and Kagoshima Sendai Plant each invited lecturers from the Labor Standards Inspection Office and the Fire Department and held a safety meeting in FY2017. 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.
Hokkaido Kitami PlantShiga Yasu PlantKagoshima Sendai Plant
The safety meeting held at each plant (from left: Hokkaido Kitami Plant, Shiga Yasu Plant, and Kagoshima Sendai Plant)
Awarded the Commendation of the Director General of Fire and Defense Management Agency as an Excellent Site for Handling of Hazardous Materials
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Awarding ceremony held at the Hazardous Material Safety Meeting
The Nagano Okaya Plant was awarded the Commendation of the Director General of Fire and Defense Management Agency as an excellent site of hazardous material handling at the 2016 Hazardous Material Safety Meeting held in June. The awarding was a result of evaluation of the plant’s promotion of license acquisition for hazardous material handling staff, development of human resources playing a central role in safety promotion, and holding of life-saving training for employees. The Plant is determined to ensure thorough safety management of hazardous materials and continue no accident and no violation.
Forklift Skill Test
Fukushima Koriyama Plant uses forklifts to transport cargoes. The Plant conducts a skill test unique to the Plant for operator license holders. Only those who passed the test are allowed to operate forklifts. The Plant regularly holds the skill test to improve safety awareness and skill level of workers and prevent industrial accidents. ??:????(??????)
Forklift skill test
Joint Fire-fighting and Evacuation Drill Held Jointly by Two Overseas Group Companies

Kyocera Crystal Device (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Kyocera Display (Thailand) Co., Ltd. jointly held their first fire-fighting and evacuation drill in November 2016 to enhance their sense of unity. On the drill date, about 780 employees participated in the evacuation drill held under an assumption of a fire. They also invited lecturers from the local fire department to teach how to handle leakage of chemical substances, how to extinguish fires, or how to perform emergency life-saving techniques.

Joint fire-fighting drill

Joint fire-fighting drill
Awarded the Disaster Prevention Achievement Award

The Yokohama Office conducts various fire and disaster defense activities including disaster management and evacuation drills held jointly with the fire department, emergency life-saving training, AED training, and installation of a booth for introduction of fire defense activities. These activities were evaluated, and the 2015 Disaster Prevention Achievement Award was granted to the Yokohama Office by the Tsuzuki Fire Department and Tsuzuki Fire Prevention Association. The Office continues to actively conduct fire and disaster management activities to help each employee take appropriate actions in an emergency situation.

Booth to introduce fire defense activities at a summer festival

Booth to introduce fire defense activities at a summer festival


 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.
 
Actions for Health Enhancement among Employees
The Kyocera Group holds regular health checks and lifestyle-related disease checks as obligated by law. In addition, we newly started blood testing that measures risks such as stomach cancer in FY2017. The health management staff provide health guidance to employees who need particular care based on the medical check result and examine those employees to check the effect of their lifestyle improvement activity as instructed by the guidance six months later. Health enhancement of employees is promoted to make employees themselves understand their health condition.
 
Promotion of Mental Health
The Kyocera Group conducts a regular stress check to measure the status of employees’ physical and mental health. Based on the stress check results, occupational health physicians have a meeting with employees as required and take appropriate measures including referring an external special institute, guidance to the section they belong to, or recommendation of use of a rehabilitation work system.
 
Holding of In-house Occupational Health Physicians’ Meetings
Kyocera holds In-house Occupational Health Physicians’ Meetings for the dedicated industrial physicians from each site twice a year to improve the level of health management. In the meetings, physicians share actions and problems related to health management and discuss improvement measures to take in the future. Representatives of human resources and safety and disaster prevention departments and the health insurance union also attend the meeting to solve problems and actively promote the health care of employees through a concerted effort.
 


  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.
Field explanation on 5S Promotion Activities (Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited)
Field explanation on 5S Promotion Activities (Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited)
   
 
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