Fujikura Group Basic Principles for Safety and Health
Fujikura Group Occupational Health and Safety Policy(Established on 1 April, 2021)
Occupational health and safety management is the basis of all our activities, as well as an important corporate foundation and corporate value itself.
The management and all employees of the Fujikura Group will place the highest priority on safety in work practices and work on creating a safe and comfortable work environment, maintaining and enhancing 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.)
In this regard, the Fujikura Group will implement the following:
April 1, 2021
President & CEO
Fujikura Group Promotion System of Occupational Safety and Health Activities
The Fujikura Group's health and safety activities are supervised by the Director in charge of Occupational Safety and Health, and promoted under the responsibility of the president. Recognizing the need to make equipment intrinsically safe in order to prevent the occurrence of disasters, the Inherent Safety Promotion Team was launched and began activities in fiscal 2016. The team formed the Inherent Safety Promotion Department in fiscal 2018, which became EHS Management Center in fiscal 2020. The center has been working since then to strengthen corporate governance and promote improvements in safety and health management. A new Health Support and Management Center was simultaneously established to handle health management operations and began activities associated with safety and health management.The Fujikura Group's health and safety activities are supervised by the Director in charge of Occupational Safety and Health, and promoted under the responsibility of the president. Recognizing the need to make equipment intrinsically safe in order to prevent the occurrence of disasters, the Inherent Safety Promotion Team was launched and began activities in fiscal 2016. The team formed the Inherent Safety Promotion Department in fiscal 2018, which became EHS Management Center in fiscal 2020. The center has been working since then to strengthen corporate governance and promote improvements in safety and health management. A new Health Support and Management Center was simultaneously established to handle health management operations and began activities associated with safety and health management.
Promoting Risk Assessment
Proactive initiatives centered on risk assessment are positioned as important activities for reducing occupational accidents in the safety and health management system. We are implementing risk mitigation activities for risks that have already been identified to achieve the goal of a tolerable level for all risks by the end of FY2020, a goal that was set when inherent safety activities began. At the same time, we are also working to identify potential risks that have not yet been recognized, and consider these activities as a perpetual effort to foster a culture of safety.
Starting in fiscal 2010, we launched our OSHMS*, and since then have confirmed the progress made by each of our works, reviewed the structure, conducted safety patrols, and worked to raise the level of safety. The Inherent Safety Promotion Team (now, the EHS Management Center) began conducting safety patrols at Group company sites in Japan in fiscal 2016 and at Group company sites overseas in fiscal 2018 to confirm safety and health activities at each location and ensure penetration of Fujikura’s view on inherent safety. In fiscal 2019, safety patrols were conducted at 40 Group company sites in Japan and 16 Group company sites overseas.
*OSHMS: Occupational Safety and Health Management System
Safety and Health Slogan and Activities
Fiscal Year 2020 Health and Safety Slogan
“Make fiscal 2020 the year in which we achieve our risk mitigation goals and foster a culture of safety.”
Two-way communication between top management and people on the frontlines is essential to energize and continuously maintain safety activities. I ask top management to clearly delineate the path to follow, and ask people on the frontlines to exercise their own judgment in acting and communicating, and to listen to their subordinates. Deepening the relationship of trust between superiors and subordinates and between individuals will enhance two-way communication. I ask managers to concentrate on building such an environment and on reforming the workplace. The environment will surely be transformed if members of top management express themselves honestly and are thorough in implementing every task.
Let’s align ourselves with the direction of the entire Group and make fiscal 2020 a year of even greater progress.Two-way communication between top management and people on the frontlines is essential to energize and continuously maintain safety activities. I ask top management to clearly delineate the path to follow, and ask people on the frontlines to exercise their own judgment in acting and communicating, and to listen to their subordinates. Deepening the relationship of trust between superiors and subordinates and between individuals will enhance two-way communication. I ask managers to concentrate on building such an environment and on reforming the workplace. The environment will surely be transformed if members of top management express themselves honestly and are thorough in implementing every task.
Let’s align ourselves with the direction of the entire Group and make fiscal 2020 a year of even greater progress.
Major Activities of FY2019
We are working to mitigate risks at all Fujikura Group sites, mainly through risk assessments and safety patrols. To foster a culture of safety at Fujikura, we are also rolling out activities to heighten the safety awareness of everyone who works at Fujikura and each Group company. In fiscal 2019, we conducted a course on inherent safety and hands-on hazard training for employees in indirect divisions at headquarters, as part of those efforts.
The Fujikura Group Safety and Health Conference is held twice a year to align the direction of such activities, communicate messages from management, and provide an opportunities to share various kinds of information and discuss them among team members.
Occurrence of Occupational Accidents at Fujikura in FY2019
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Establishment 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 serious accident again. On April 11, the date of occurrence of the accident, 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.
No fatal accidents have occurred in the Fujikura Group since fiscal 2017.
Our Safety Pledge
Approach of "Specifie Serious Accident"
The Fujikura Group has been working to prevent recurrence of similar accidents by sharing information on accidents that have occurred at Group companies.
Accidents that are highly likely to be serious accidents are designated as “specified significant accidents” and Fujikura has issued “Instructions for deploying Countermeasures to Specific Significant Accidents within the Group” to instruct each company to investigate specified accidents and respond.
In fiscal 2017 and 2018, two accidents were handled as “specified significant accidents,” but there were no such accidents in fiscal 2019.
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 Drill
The base scenario for this drill was widespread flood damage in every region nationwide and a heightened risk of overflow and flooding in Koto-ku. It assumed flooding of the head office building and the actions that should be taken in response were considered. Afterward, specialists evaluated the drill and confirmed 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.
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.
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.
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.