Promoting Safety and Health Culture
The Toyota Boshoku group implements safety and health activities as labour-management cooperative efforts under a Basic Safety and Health policy in order to establish a corporate culture that places a priority on safety and health at work.
Basic Safety and Health policy
In order to establish a corporate culture of safety first, we declare that we will not produce, handle, transport or dispose of products or materials unless people’s safety, health and environment are protected.
Creation of Global Management of Occupational Safety and Health Activities
Creating a safe work environment is a priority issue for companies and local communities. With this in mind, the Toyota Boshoku group works to enhance safety and health at work through activities based on an Occupational Safety & Health Management System (OSHMS).
Toyota Boshoku has incorporated operating rules into internal safety and health standards and expanded these standards to all work sites, including administrative and technical groups. In fiscal 2016, we clarified inspection requirements for STOP6*1 and conducted safety inspections to create workplaces where there are absolutely no major accidents (fatalities). We also took steps to establish risk assessment procedures worldwide.
*1 S: Safety T: Toyota O: 0 (Zero Accident) P: Project 6: 6 items (Being caught in machines, coming in contact with heavy objects, coming in contact with vehicles, falling, electrocution and coming in contact with heated objects)
Efforts to build an interdependent culture of safety
The Toyota Boshoku group promotes health and safety activities aimed at achieving zero industrial accidents. We also systemise our safety training programme and conduct training locally through Toyota Boshoku personnel in charge in each region in order to create and establish an interdependent culture of safety. Global Week*2 held in July 2017 was used to advance human resources development worldwide aimed at eliminating fatal accidents. Management from all regions were given hands-on experience with danger related to risk from work in high places, which can cause fatal accidents, and inspection points for cranes.
*2 Corporate officers, division general managers, site managers and representatives from certain business entities came together for a week of discussions involving the entire group that transcended region and function.
Promoting Healthy Human Resources and Instilling a Culture of Health
The Toyota Boshoku group is taking steps to ensure the health of all company members and to create and instill a culture of health so that everyone can be healthy and energetic, both mentally and physically, not only while they are working but also after retirement. To achieve this, we are supporting the health of all members from both physical and mental perspectives through an integrated system of industrial physicians and staff promoting health.
Conducting health checkups for all members
The Toyota Boshoku group conducts health checks at all of its sites and was able to cover every location throughout the group in fiscal 2016. Going forward, we aim to implement health checks for 100% of members, including regions where they aren’t mandatory, by continuing to raise awareness about health and providing follow-ups in healthcare rooms and in the workplace.
Initiatives to prevent lifestyle-related diseases
In the Japan region, we implement activities aimed at preventing lifestyle-related diseases with a focus on reducing the number of members with a BMI of 25 or above (classified as obese) and programmes to reduce the rate of smoking. We hold seminars on lifestyle-related diseases so members can recognise the lifestyle-related diseases they may have as well as provide the impetus for making improvements, and a no-smoking marathon*3 plus other events that lead to better health. To prevent the risk of passive smoking, we have closed 161 indoor smoking areas of the 182 smoking areas that are both indoors and outdoors. We now only have 53 outdoor smoking areas.
*3 A 210-day no-smoking challenge for smokers and supporters