In keeping with our commitment to “sustain a safe workplace and strive for a stimulating work environment,” as defined in the EBARA Group CSR Policy, the EBARA Group has determined a policy on safety and health. For the construction and maintenance of workplace environments in which safety and health, including the achievement of a proper work-life balance and good mental health, are priorities over all other concerns, the EBARA Group executes the following for employees, staff, subcontractors, and all people who work at/for the EBARA Group or in our facilities.
<b>1. Priority on safety and health</b>
We shall strive to eradicate labor accidents with an awareness that the safety and health of directors, employees, and all other people who work at or for the EBARA Group are priorities over all other concerns.
<b>2. Maintenance and execution of of a safety and health management system</b>
We shall maintain and execute a sound safety and health management system, conduct effective management, and continuously implement improvements based on risk assessments and other best practices.
<b>3. Heightening safety and health awareness</b>
We shall enhance activities to prevent accidents and disasters, augment safety and health education in areas such as training on foreknowledge of risks (KYT), and otherwise take measures to heighten awareness of safety and health.
<b>4. Compliance with laws and regulations</b>
We shall observe the Industrial Safety and Health Act and all other laws and regulations related to safety and health as well as our in-house rules related to safety and health.
EBARA conducts safety and health management through its Central Safety and Health Committee, membered by division executives in charge of human resources and general affairs divisions, in-house company safety representatives, business site managers, head industrial physicians, and labor union representatives. This committee discusses and promotes occupational safety and health management policies from a Companywide perspective. Information on committee discussions and reports is communicated to the president and the CSR Committee on a regular basis. Deliberations conducted by the CSR Committee are reported to the Board of Directors, who conduct oversight.
EBARA Corporation holds monthly meetings to collect input from employees and facilitate dialogue between management and labor. These meetings are held at all bases, even those that do not have 50 or more employees, the threshold for mandatory meetings defined in the Industrial Safety and Health Act of Japan. Effective accident prevention measures are then shared across the Group.
EBARA formulates and implements occupational safety and health plans aimed at achieving its goal of lowering the rate of occupational and property damage accidents. A target of below 8 accidents per 1,000 people (including both employees and subcontractors) has been set as an occupational safety and health indicator to be achieved by FY 2020.
In the event of an incident, on-site managers analyze the underlying reasons the incident occurred, create countermeasures, and the on-site Safety and Health Committee deliberates proper action.
We benchmark our performance against the Japanese average (according to data released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) and continue to perform well relative to national lost time incident rate averages.
EBARA works to ensure the safety of all involved in its operations and endeavors to prevent workplace accidents.
The Central Safety and Health Committee, membered by division executives in charge of human resources and general affairs divisions, in-house company safety representatives, business site managers, head industrial physicians, and labor union representatives, is held three times a year. This Committee discusses the specific initiatives related to safety and health of those who work at the group, how those initiatives are progressing, and next steps towards implementation as part of a systematic effort to solve problems at their sites and promote Companywide Safety and Health standards.
In addition, we have issued a questionnaire to all EBARA Group business sites with manufacturing bases to determine the safety awareness of each applicable Group site, and are also conducting risk assessments with the advice of outside consultation.
We strive to reduce the number of industrial/occupational accidents and prevent the recurrence of accidents that do occur through the dissemination of accident situations horizontally across business organizations and sites, and by sharing “Points for Formulating Measures to Prevent Recurrence,” a report created by occupational safety consultants in the event of an accident.
EBARA conducts safety patrols internally and also implements third party risk assessments conducted by occupational health and safety consultants. Such consultants are also asked to confirm the status of measures for preventing recurrences of accidents at sites where occupational accidents have occurred.
The results of these activities are reported to the Central Health and Safety Committee. The results of these activities are reported to the Central Health and Safety Committee, and measures are implemented to improve occupational health and safety at business sites.
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