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Occupational Health and Safety

Basic Approach to Occupational Health and Safety Management

Basic Approach to Occupational Health and Safety Management

In addition to basic legal compliance, Furukawa Electric Group prioritized initiatives that promote "becoming a safety conscious person" and "realizing fundamental safety." Our basic approach is to aim for zero accidents and zero illness through safety activities focusing on three initiatives, that is, safety management in addition to the abovementioned two initiatives.

Basic Policy on Health and Safety Management

  • Endeavor to eradicate accidents by inspections and management in accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act.
  • Nurture safety conscious persons that can avoid danger by pointing & calling and by complying with rules.
  • Realize “fundamental safety” in which people and facilities are separated to eliminate unsafe conditions.
  • Raise the quality of safety management by implementing SIDIS cycle based dialogue and standardization.
  • Promote mental and physical health improvement by Furukawa Electric group’s health management activities.

Promotion System

Furukawa Elect r ic Group has established the Furukawa Electric Group Occupational Health & Safety Committee (on which the President serves as committee chairman) as the highest body for promoting occupational health and safety at a group level. The committee membership is composed of executives, and carries out deliberation, decision-making and follow-up activities for Furukawa Electric group as a whole in respect to policies and initiatives in health and safety.

Promotion Framework

Safety and Health Activities Presentation Meetings

We have been holding presentation meetings on Furukawa Electric Group’s safety and health activities and awarding the best with commendations. In fiscal 2019, twelve teams were selected f rom the SBUs (including four teams f rom group companies) to give presentations and receive awards from the president.

Furukawa FITEL Optical Products (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. (FFOS)
 

Site Inspections by Officers

Furukawa Electric’s safety officers make site inspections at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and group companies whenever an a c ciden t occur s and in accordance with performance in the previous fiscal year. They confirm how appropriate the safety measures are, and check the extent to which these measures have become firmly established. In addition, they exchange opinions with a view to achieving fundamental safety, and work hard to prevent any recurrences. They also conduct visits to domestic and overseas group companies, and exchanged opinions with 12 companies in fiscal 2019.

TOTOKU Electric Co, Ltd. (TTK)

Work Accident Occurrence Status

In terms of its performance in fiscal 2019, Furukawa Electric recorded four “accidents with working loss days”, and failed to meet its target of “zero accidents with working loss days”. The frequency rate of accidents resulting in time off work (note 1) increased to 0.59 in Furukawa Electric only but decreased to 0.32 among all Group companies in Japan (note 2).

Frequency rate of accidents resulting in time off work

(note 1) Frequency rate = (No. of casualties / Total actual work hours) x 1,000,000

(note 2) The calculation for fiscal 2019 covered full-time employees and temporary staff at Furukawa Electric and 34 Group companies in Japan.

(note 3) Data on all industries and the whole manufacturing industry is from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare survey results

Meanwhile, the 2019 accident frequency rate for the whole Group including overseas Group companies was 0.6. This included accidents both resulting in and not resulting in time off work.

Targets and Results (Accidents)

Achieved:Achieved Partially achieved:Partially achieved Not achieved:Not achieved

FY 2019 FY 2020
Targets Results Achievement Targets
Zero “accidents with working loss days” Four “accidents with working loss days” Not achieved Zero “accidents with working loss days”
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Healthcare

Healthcare for Employees Working Long Hours

In accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Labor Standards Bureau entitled “Measures to be Taken by Employers to Prevent Health Impairment Due to Overwork”, we strive to manage the health of employees who work long hours by implementing strict limitations on working hours based on the results of health checkups and by arranging consultations for such workers with industrial physicians.

Mental Health Education

We have been taking steps to safeguard the mental health of our employees since fiscal 2002. We have introduced a counseling system based on an external employee assistance program (EAP) and Company-wide mental health education programs, including line-care, and self-care training. In fiscal 2016, we brought in a system to investigate the stress experienced by our employees following a revision of Japanese law. We also provide the opportunity for employees to consult with a doctor.

<Mental health education programs>
  • Listener training
  • Stress control training using cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Mental health training focusing on work engagement
  • Comfortable workplace study meetings

Strengthening Passive Smoking Measures

Since fiscal 2003, the Company has fully embraced efforts to curb the smoking of tobacco and taken steps to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke and promote non-smoking lifestyles. We have achieved the Company-wide goals of no smoking during working hours (FY2017) and no smoking on the premises (FY2020). The smoking rate of male employees decreased from 53.3% in fiscal 2002 to 26.0% in fiscal 2019, an indicator that our initiatives have had a positive impact on the lifestyles and habits of our employees. We will continue to assist smokers as they work to quit smoking.

Non-smoking poster

Initiatives to Improve Health Literacy and Presenteeism

Improvements in the health consciousness of employees are an important part of improving their health. Since fiscal 2018, we have had each employee state their health goals in a short health declaration. In fiscal 2020, to improve presenteeism, we introduced a stiff shoulder and lower back pain prevention app and provided videos that demonstrate stretches to prevent stiff shoulders and lower back pain.

Measures to Prevent Falling Accidents

The falling accident increases with age. Even in the Company, where its members are aging, as the increase of falling accident (including commuting injuries during walking) is a serious concern, the preventive education for the falling accidents and fitness exercises (muscle training) were introduced from fiscal 2016. In addition, in fiscal 2016 the physical function check-ups has been implemented for employees over 50s, and since fiscal 2017, it has been expanded to over 40s.

Certificated as “Health Management Brand 2019” and ”Health Management Superior Corporation 2019”

From 2017 to 2020, 4 years in a row, The Company was certified as “Health Management Brand 2019” selected by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange, in addition to “Health Management Superior Corporation 2019 (White 500)” which practiced good health management under the METI's health management excellent corporation certification system.

In addition, on May 15, 2017, from the managerial viewpoint, “Furukawa Electric Group Health Management Declaration” was enacted, in order to promote “Health Management” which strategically strives for the health management and the health promotion of the employees. In order to “aim to become a creative and full of vitality corporate group by taking advantage of the diverse human resources”, we will keep making “a company where everyone works vigorously, keeps growing and is proud” by prioritizing safety and health to everything, promoting various activities mindful of health management throughout the Company.

White 500 certificate

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