Creating Safe Workplaces

Creating Safe Workplaces

We are working to create safe workplaces from the three perspectives of “equipment,” “personnel,” and “management system development” at all business sites.
As for equipment, we are working to bring to the surface residual risks, risks that remain after implementing countermeasures. In terms of personnel, we are thoroughly enhancing risk management by indicating high residual risk, undertaking small-group-based hazard prediction (KY: Kiken-Yochi) activities, etc. On the other hand, because of the prominence of accidents due to human error, it is important to continue activities to reduce risk and not only maintain but also raise people’s awareness.
As for creating a management mechanism, we are expanding the safety management system (OSHMS/GSC/OHSAS18001).

FY2017 Safety Performance

  • The lost-time accident rate (Manufacturing base)
    *Number of lost-time accidents per million hours worked in total
 

Domestic: 0.42
Oversea: 2.85

 

Enhancing Safety Training Program

In addition to “stop, call, and wait” (TYM) activities and point & call checks, we are vigorously promoting hazard prediction (KY) activities so that they will take root throughout the organization as small group-based voluntary efforts.
Each of our business sites conducts safety training in line with the grade-specific safety education system. Our safety training focuses on “KY” training and hands-on education. We are moving forward with establishing “Safety KY Training Halls”, where employees learn the importance of conducting work in line with rules by experiencing the dangers that machinery entails through hands-on educational equipment. As a of FY2017, there are 7 sites in domestic and oversea facilities.
we have been working to further enhance safety education programs. In addition to analyzing trends in accidents at each business site based on the data of past accidents and minor incidents and developing and implementing effective measures and training programs, we are strengthening the education of certified troubleshooters. For equipment planning and design departments, we started a Safety Assessor* training program to develop certified safety assessors, and as of FY2017, 88 people have been certified as safety assessors.

Safety KY Training Halls

Safety KY Training Halls

Safety KY Training Halls

  • *Employees who possess the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the safety of machinery and the overall ability to judge its appropriateness.
Safety Basic-Accessor (SBA) Can Operate Equipment Safely
Safety Sub-Assessor (SSA) Can Design Equipment Safety (Production Engineer Manager)
Safety Assessor (SA) Can Design Equipment Safety (Design engineer, Production Engineer Manager)
Safety Lead Assessor (SLA) Can Evaluate Appropriateness as Equipment Safety Third Party

*Reference: Japan Certification Corporation

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Kuwana Logistic Center: Holding of the Forklift Safe Operation Skills Competition

At a special venue in the warehouse at Kuwana Plant, Kuwana Logistic Center held the 1st Forklift Safe Operation Skills Competition in order to raise the spirit that of safety first and compliance with laws.
The competition consisted of participants being ranked according to their total score for a written test and skill test, and the top three competitors were awarded prizes.
There are plans to continue to hold the competition in 2018 and after and to horizontally deploy it to all logistics facilities.

Safe Operation Skills Competition

Safe Operation Skills Competition

Safe Operation Skills Competition

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Orient Machinery: Implementing of Safety Awareness Activities Based on Simulated Disaster Video

Orient Machinery Co. Ltd. undertakes various operations including the design, production, repair, and maintenance of tire production equipment, and daily work includes numerous non-standard work. It is therefore important to raise hazard prediction skills and hazard sensitivity of individuals and teams in order to ensure safety.
The company created videos that show envisioned disasters recreated by the employees themselves, and this has taken root as a visible workplace safety awareness activity. We are also raising safety awareness by actively creating these videos.

Safety enlightenment training using a Simulated Disaster VideoSafety enlightenment training using a Simulated Disaster Video

Filming a Simulated Disaster VideoFilming a Simulated Disaster Video