Promotion StructureThe Tokyo Gas Group has established a Central Safety and Health Committee, which is chaired by the executive officer responsible for the Personnel Department. The committee formulates policy on safety and health activities and reviews and promotes the implementation of measures to prevent accidents and disasters as well as to improve mental and physical health across the Group. It also determines the Group’s safety and health promotion awards. If necessary, the committee reports on issues under consideration to the Corporate Executive Meeting and the Board of Directors for final discussion and decision-making.
Industrial Accident PreventionTokyo Gas has in place a company-wide occupational safety and health management system to prevent industrial accidents. This includes further reinforcement of the occupational safety and health activities undertaken by each workplace on a daily basis. Under the Central Safety and Health Committee, each workplace proactively implements applicable measures. And we plan to enhance our OSHMS by implementing all industrial safety and health activities using PDCA cycles as well as by complying with related regulations, such as the Industrial Safety and Health Law, through periodic reviews and validation of our occupational safety and health management system.
Preventing Traffic AccidentsTo prevent traffic accidents, the Company provides driver training programs that utilize outside facilities for new drivers, drivers with a history of accidents, and middle-aged and senior drivers who have been licensed under our own in-house system. When employees renew their licenses (in principle every five years), they receive behind-the-wheel instruction from outside driving instructors using drive recorders. Participants are able to correct unsafe driving habits and adopt safe ones by improving their driving skills and becoming aware of their own driving behaviors. With a top priority on safety, various training programs and other opportunities raise driver awareness of the importance of “stop and look,” resulting in fewer traffic accidents. Moreover, we strive to prevent accidents by incorporating “Safety Support Car” systems, which we have been promoting since fiscal 2017, in all vehicles.
We also assign specially trained safe-driving instructors to each workplace in order to provide instruction through both behind-the-wheel and classroom sessions. In addition to these initiatives, we periodically publish a safety management guidebook, provide information to safe driving managers and utilize opportunities presented by the government’s spring and autumn nationwide traffic safety campaigns in order to provide detailed traffic safety information to every workplace and raise safety awareness.
We are implementing multi-level educational programs on occupational safety and health as well as safety awareness. In addition, we provide educational programs for the development of legal managers.
|Details||Period||Number of participants|
|Level-specific training on safety and 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 (legally mandated)||April–February
|Training for safety administrators at the time of appointment (legally mandated)||April||36|
|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|
|Rate of lost work-time injuries*3, 5||-||0.49||0.41||0.36|
|Severity rate*4, 5||0.007||0.003||0.002|
*6 Lost work time rate: rate of employees taking work leave due to accidents per 1 million actual work hours.
*7 Severity Rate: rate of lost working days due to accidents per 1,000 actual work hours.
Occupational Health ActivitiesTokyo Gas created a Health Insurance & Employees’ Welfare Section within the Personnel Department. A number of occupational health activities are conducted under the leadership of our occupational physician. Moreover, we are committed to providing checkups for 100% of our employees as a fundamental means for raising their awareness of their own health. Also, we support the early detection of diseases, the effective use of outside medical institutions, and follow ups for employees who require further attention.
Approach to Mental HealthWe are strengthening our efforts to manage mental health issues, since about 60% of all sick leaves taken are due to mental health concerns.
(2) Business line assistance
(3) Individual support
Preventing Lifestyle-related DiseasesWe are developing and implementing the following activities to prevent lifestyle-related diseases.
Health Support for Expatriates OverseasHealth management support is offered to the growing number of expatriates in the wake of the globalization of our business.
Infection Control MeasuresTo minimize the threat of infectious diseases, we established a countermeasure office and are implementing preventive initiatives.
(2) Countermeasures for other infectious diseases (seasonal influenza, norovirus, rubella, etc.)
Occupational health staff interviewing employee
Training ImplementationWe provide lectures on health management and encourage employees to attend them.
|Lectures on Managing Health||April–March (67 sessions)||2,731|
External RecognitionWe are accredited as a 2018 Health Management Superior Corporate (large enterprise division)—White 500—as determined by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Japan Health Conference.