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Fujikura Group Basic Principles for Safety and Health

Fujikura Group Basic Principles for Safety and Health (Established on 1 April, 2010)

Safety is the basis of all our business operations. The Fujikura Group's management and all its employees will conduct business operations giving first priority to safety and legal compliance, thereby creating safe and comfortable workplaces and fostering their own mental and physical health.The basic principle has been translated into English, Thai, Chinese, Spanish, and German as well as Japanese, and is being rolled out to group companies.

Fujikura Group Promotion System of Occupational Safety and Health Activities

The Fujikura Group's health and safety activities are supervised by the managing director, the director in charge of safety, and promoted under the responsibility of the president. In recognition of the need to make equipment intrinsically safe in order to prevent the occurrence of disasters, the Inherent Safety Promotion Team, which has been operating since fiscal 2016, decided to promote Inherent Safety Promotion Department in April 2018. The office is a formal organization, with dedicated staff members working to improve the safety level of Group companies in Japan and overseas.

Fujikura Group Promotion System of Occupational Safety and Health Activities

Promoting Risk Assessment

To achieve the goal of “achieve a tolerable level for all risks by the end of FY2020” we must identify and evaluate all risks for all locations.The Inherent Safety Promotion Department plays a central role in disseminating risk assessment methods to Fujikura Group companies, introducing a risk assessment system and centrally managing the results of risk assessments of domestic and overseas companies. We identify all risks at our sites, evaluate them, prioritize them, and work toward the goals set for the end of fiscal 2020.

OSHMS* Initiatives

Starting in fiscal 2010, we launched our OSHMS*, confirmed the progress made by each of our works, reviewed the structure, and promoted penetration within our business sites.In FY2016 and FY2017, the Inherent Safety Promotion Department conducts safety patrols at Group companies in Japan and overseas with the greatest aim of promoting the concept of inherent safety. In fiscal 2018, the Inherent Safety Promotion Department conducted safety patrols that strengthened the meaning of audits at 67 Fujikura sites in Japan, 43 sites in Group companies in Japan, and 15 sites in overseas Group companies to improve the level of safety and health management.

  • *OSHMS: Occupational Safety and Health Management System

Safety and Health Policy and Slogan Activities

2019 Fiscal Year Health and Safety Slogan

Slogan“Enriching communication to realize a safe and secure work environment!”

To maintain safety activities continuously, top-down is necessary, but bottom-up, that is, "acting yourself with the feeling that you must be safe," is of paramount importance.
If such an environment is always in place, it will lead not only to safety but also to quality and productivity. We have established this slogan with the recognition that communication between bosses and subordinates is very important, as well as those who work together.

Major Activities of FY2018

The Fujikura Group Safety and Health Conference is held twice as a meeting body for domestic group companies, and Fujikura and group companies are conducting activities to raise safety awareness.
In order to promote inherent safety, it is important to keep track of the number of risk assessments. Therefore, we collaborated with the Inherent Safety Promotion Department and started operation of the Fujikura Group-wide risk assessment system on July 1, 2018.
In the first half of FY2018, cuts and splashes of chemicals were observed in many cases, and there were many accidents that could be prevented if proper protection was worn.

Occurrence of Occupational Accidents in FY2018 Fujikura

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Fujikura 0.18 0.18 0
Wire and cable manufacturing industry 0.51 0.65 0.87
Manufacturing industry 1.15 1.02 1.2
Source: Overview of labor accident trend survey (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)

Established of Our Safety Pledge

In April 2016, a fatal accident occurred at a domestic affiliated company. In order not to waste valuable lives that have been lost, all Fujikura Group employees swear a strong commitment to safety that they will not cause a disaster again. On April 11, the date of occurrence of the disaster, the Fujikura Group established the Safety Pledge Day and issued Our Safety Pledge.
The Safety Pledge Day (President's message) is distributed to all Group companies in Japan and overseas as well as new pledges for safety. Moreover, no fatal accidents have occurred since FY2017.

Our Safety Pledge

Approach of "Specifie Significant Accident"

The Fujikura Group has been working to prevent recurrence by sharing information on disasters that have occurred at Group companies. Among disasters, the ones that should be developed especially for Group companies are designated as “Specific Significant Accident” and the “Instructions for deploying Countermeasures of Specific significant Accident within Group” have been implemented to instruct each company to investigate and respond. You.
In FY2018, two measures, " Measures against electric shock in working on low-voltage electric panel " and " Confirmation on the status of compliance with machine tool guidelines" were rolled out as " Instructions for deploying Countermeasures of Specific significant Accident within Group”.

Disasters Prevention Activities

Basic Principles and Policies

The Fujikura Group established its business continuity policies in March 2012, and also formulated the business continuity master plan as well as the plan to maintain a functioning headquarters for business continuity.

The Fujikura Group Business Continuity Policy (Established in March 2012)

In line with the following principles, we will foster business continuity management (BCM) so that we can continue to fulfill our corporate social responsibility and supply our products and services in a stable manner even in the event of an emergency.

Group Emergency Management Headquarters Training

On December 10, 2018, a group disaster response headquarters training was held. This training is an exercise in the form of problem solving and aims to share the awareness of the Group Disaster Response Headquarters and qualitatively improve the ability to respond to disasters by simulating actions for response to disasters.

Assuming the occurrence of Nankai megathrust earthquakes in this fiscal year, we examined items that should be addressed for events that occur in each phase. At the end of the training, specialist evaluations are conducted to confirm checks and actions to further improve the Group's Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

Headquarters Disaster Countermeasure Training

January 30, 2019 Training for the Disaster Response Headquarters of Japan Company was held. The purpose of this training is to set up a disaster response headquarters at the head office in the event of a metropolitan earthquake directly below. We carry out for purpose.
The training starts with the gathering of members of the Response Headquarters after the earthquake. Through this training, we will check and acquire the prompt gathering of each group member, the prompt installation of equipment required for headquarters functions, and the startup of equipment.

In addition, the activities of the task force are included in the training items. We will collect information such as employee safety confirmation, building conditions, infrastructure, surrounding traffic conditions, etc., and learn how to respond quickly and accurately to various problems that arise through training. . After the training is over, the reflections from each group and the points of improvement that will lead to the next time are confirmed, and the results are used to improve the Head Office Function Continuity Basic Plan (BCP).

Emergency Drills at Fujikura Headquarters

On September 12, 2018 and October 4, 2018, we conducted evacuation drills by joining all of our employees in all our departments and head office affiliated companies in our headquarters district. In the training, we conducted evacuation guidance for visitors, initial fire extinguishment, and training for first aid for injured people.

Emergency drills at Fujikura headquarters Image1

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Stairs Evacuation Wheelchair Workshop

When the elevator stops due to a fire or earthquake and it becomes unusable, it is necessary to evacuate employees with physical disabilities and injured employees out of the building using the stairs from the upper floor of the building.Fujikura headquarters has installed "stair evacuation equipment" that allows safe and quick evacuation even in such cases. On October 16, 2018, we held an employee training course on this evacuation equipment.

Safety Confirmation System and the "Disaster Control Card" which can be carried by Employees

Based on the idea that individual employees are important assets for Fujikura, we are implementing a range of disaster control measures against large Nankai Trough earthquakes as well as inland earthquakes in the metropolitan area, all of which are predicted to occur in the near future. The disaster control measures include the distribution of "disaster control cards," which employees are expected to carry, and the operation of the safety confirmation system.

Safety Confirmation System

The Fujikura has been implementing its safety confirmation system since 2010 in order to confirm the safety of employees and their families in the event of a disaster as its first priority responsibility. All results of the system operation are reported to the top executives.

"Disaster Control Card" which can be carried by Employees

The Fujikura distributes disaster control cards to employees. To help employees protect themselves in the event of a disaster, the card contains information on items that are essential for the protection of their lives, such as actions to be taken in each region during a large earthquake, a checklist to prepare for disasters, and responses to be made with regard to the safety confirmation system.

Anti-Disaster Activities at each Works

On March 30, 2018, The Suzuka Works implemented CPX in line with our business site BCP. Verification of the effectiveness of the office disaster countermeasures headquarters function, confirmation of the action procedure and acquisition level on the actions, external information, facilities, systems such as participation behavior for each group, operation confirmation of the equipment, information collection, etc. I did it for the purpose of drawing. In order to improve accuracy every time we repeat times, we will take measures and improvements in the future, such as reviews of methods for information sharing, enhancement of required equipment, improvement of event judgment standards, etc. so that measures can be taken according to the situation to go.

Anti-Disaster Activities at the Suzuka Works

Anti-Disaster Activities at the Suzuka Works

At the Numazu Works, disaster drills based on earthquake disasters were implemented. The 2017 degree training was conducted by a security officer to inform the fire department about the fire associated with the earthquake. Even in the tense state of fire, it is important to take appropriate actions calmly, and in the unlikely event of a fire, training is carried out according to the fire fighting plan so that we can act promptly.

Regarding condemnation, we conducted personnel seizure training at the place of primary refuge, and instructed and communicated by a message. Going forward, we will take various countermeasures and will carry out voluntary disaster prevention activities to prevent the spread of damage caused by disasters, and aim to further improve disaster prevention awareness.

Anti-Disaster Activities at the Numazu Works

At the Ishioka Plant, 208 people participated in the disaster prevention drill at the office on the afternoon of September 13 throughout the company. In FY2017, we did in a situation where Ishioka fire department suddenly can not meet in the event of a neighboring disaster, but under the director, we were able to train with millet as a result of the newly reviewed training content.

Anti-Disaster Activities at the Ishioka Works

Anti-Disaster Activities at the Ishioka Works