Occupational safety and health, which protects the lives and health of workers, is the foundation of a company's existence and a social responsibility that all companies must bear. Tokyo Gas Group believes that the values of "Safety, Security, and Reliability" that we advocate for our customers as our corporate brand are accepted only when we continue to secure our own occupational safety and health. We consider occupational safety and health to be one of the most important challenges of corporate management.
Our Group gives the highest priority to ensuring safety and health, and enforces compliance, including adherence to all related laws and regulations, making every effort to eliminate the risk of disasters and accidents with the goal of being a company with an excellent safety and health record.
|Details||Period||Number of participants|
|Level-specific training on safety & health and on safety planning||New employee training||April||252|
|Safety and health training for new managers||April-May
|Lectures on occupational safety and health (Tokyo Gas Group)||September||476|
|Foreman training (by law)||April-February
|Training for safety administrators at the time of appointment
|Hygiene supervisor training||May||74|
|Traffic safety and driving training (new drivers, people involved in accidents, etc.)||April-March||789|
|Safe driving with attendant instructors utilizing drive recorders||May-March||798|
|Seminars on promoting health||April-March
■Approaches to mental health
We are continuing and strengthening action on mental health, as about 60% of all sick leave taken can be attributed to mental health problems.
（1） Stress checks
（2）Training for line managers in tackling mental health problems in the workplace
■Measures to prevent lifestyle-related diseases
We are rolling out and implementing the following activities to prevent lifestyle-related illnesses:
（1）Embedding of good exercise habits
（2）Prevention of passive smoking
（4）Health education for younger employees
（5）Support for drinking in moderation
（6）Support for comfortable sleep
（7）Encouraging employees to maintain their "best weight"
■Health support for employees posted overseas
Health care support is provided for the growing number of employees being posted overseas due to the globalization of our operations.
（1）Full implementation of statutory health checkups before and after posting
（2）Recommendation of vaccinations against infection diseases according to location of posting
（3） Health counseling for employees and their families
■Countermeasures against novel influenza strains
A Secretariat for Measures against Novel Influenza Strains has been established to stockpile and manage supplies for protecting against infections and dealing with periods of quarantine, and to provide the latest information via the company intranet and other channels.
An employee being interviewed by occupational health staff
■Preventing Work-related Injuries
In fiscal 2006, Tokyo Gas introduced the company-wide Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) with the aim of further strengthening daily occupational safety and health activities at the workplace level in order to prevent work-related injuries. By utilizing the risk assessments introduced as part of this system, we are also working to quantify and mitigate the risk of accidents.
We further provide level-specific education on occupational safety and health and safety considerations. Additionally, we proactively train legal administrators through a variety of programs.
We comply with the Industrial Safety and Health Act and related legislation by periodically confirming and checking occupational safety and health systems and other arrangements. We plan to further enhance our occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) for implementing all industrial safety and health activities using PDCA cycles. We will further strengthen our action on and raise awareness of occupational safety and health, and will utilize the common company-wide framework to further reduce and eventually eliminate work-related injuries by urging employees to take steps themselves to prevent such injuries in accordance with conditions in their workplace.
Attaching the utmost importance to safety, we use various training and other opportunities to instruct drivers and make them more aware of the importance of always "stopping and looking" when they drive with the aim of reducing traffic accidents.
We also assign safety driving instructors who have undergone special training to each workplace to provide everyday instruction on safety through both behind-the-wheel and classroom training. In addition to these measures, we periodically publish a safety management handbook, furnish safe driving managers with information, and make active use of the opportunities presented by the Japanese government's annual nationwide traffic safety campaigns in the spring and autumn to provide detailed traffic safety information to each workplace and raise safety awareness.
|Work-related injuries *2||Cases||28||23||38|
|Rate of lost work-time injuries *3 ,5||-||0.49||0.41||0.36|
|Severity rate *4 ,5 ,6||0.007||0.003||0.002|