Basic policy and promotion system for global management of health and safety at work
OMRON Group Global Occupational Safety and Health Management System
To strengthen the safety and health management at work on a global level, the OMRON Group has specified its basic policy regarding occupational health and safety in the OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies. In accordance with this policy, OMRON strives to maintain a safe and healthful workplace.
The OMRON Group will abide by applicable laws and regulations regarding occupational safety and health in each respective country or region. The OMRON Group also respects the rights of employees to work in a safe and healthful work environment, as well as the right to refuse to work in unsafe work conditions.
The OMRON Group is mindful that safety at the workplace and the mental and physical well-being of employees and the maintenance of health and safety at the workplace is essential to enable employees to exhibit their full capabilities. Accordingly, the OMRON Group gives the utmost priority to the promotion of safety and health in all business processes, and strives to build a safe and healthful work environment.
The OMRON Group will also establish an effective risk management system for protection against potential disasters, accidents, terrorism, and other unexpected events.
(1) Safety and Comfort in the Workplace
We must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and internal company rules relating to safety and hygiene in the workplace. We will strive to create a workplace that is safe and healthful to work in both physically and mentally.
(2) Prompt Response to Accidents and Prevention of Recurrence
If any disaster, accident, outbreak of infectious disease, environmental spill, or other misfortune occurs in the workplace, we will promptly take all appropriate measures in accordance with directions from responsible managers and others in charge. We also will actively cooperate in company efforts to limit and prevent such events in the future.
Based on the policies and the rules, OMRON formulated its Group Rules commonly applicable throughout the world, and is working to reinforce safety and health management system in each region.
OMRON Group Rules cover such provisions as the OSH (occupational safety and health) vision, promotion system (roles and responsibilities), understanding of external requirements, hazard identification, target-setting, planning, recording and reporting of occupational accidents, education and training, ability evaluation and communication, monitoring and measurement, corrective action, management review, documentation and record-keeping, effectiveness assurance, and more. The Group Rules will be broken down into regional rules applicable for each of six regions (Japan, South Korea, Greater China, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe/Middle East/Africa), then into rules applicable for each of the main Group companies operating in each region. In this way, OMRON is committed to strengthening its system to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and prevention of occupational accidents at all workplace levels.
For purchasing, OMRON has separate Sustainable Procurement Guidelines, setting forth a Code of Conduct for suppliers. The code asks them to meet these requirements by monitoring and evaluating their behavior through self-assessment and CSR auditing, and making requests for improvement whenever necessary.
OMRON Corporation has concluded labor agreements with the following provisions regarding health and safety.
Regarding safety and health, the Company implements necessary measures to protect Union members from hazards and promote their health, and strives to improve the work environment.
The Union is allowed to share its views regarding safety and health in the workplace by submitting a proposal to the Company or bringing the matter up for discussion at the Management Council.
For the purpose of implementing necessary measures to ensure safety and health as mentioned above, each site sets up a safety and health committee.
The Company provides regular medical checkups for Union members once per year. Union members must receive medical checkups conducted by the Company.
The Company provides education regarding safety and health for employees as necessary. Union members must take education conducted by the Company.
OMRON strives to create a safe and healthy work environment in all of its production, R&D and sales locations throughout the world.
In fiscal 2019, based on regional rules for each of six regions around the world, and company-specific rules of the main Group companies operating in each region, OMRON continued its efforts to establish a platform and develop personnel for occupational safety and health.
To enhance governance for occupational safety and health, an assessment of compliance with applicable laws and regulations was carried out by an external consulting firm working jointly with the environment department. This helped ensure legal and regulatory compliance in the field of occupational safety and health. In fiscal 2020, the OMRON Group will continue to conduct this assessment at production sites.
At OMRON Group production sites, efforts are concentrated on establishing a comprehensive management system that meets ISO45001 and other requirements in addition to the above-mentioned rules. As of March 31, 2020, 68% production sites in production value have been OHSAS18001/ISO45001 certified.
OMRON will continue to establish the management system that satisfies ISO45001 requirements.
The OMRON Group conducts safety and health management training by level for employees across six global regions based on health management laws, regulations, and safety management rules.
In fiscal 2019, we conducted a safety and health management system seminar for current and new safety and health managers in major locations throughout Japan (16 participants). We also conducted health management e-learning training for quality and general affairs managers (19 participants).
The OMRON Group strive to strengthen mechanisms to understand changes in safety-related laws and regulations at production plants and provide countermeasures to ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.
In fiscal 2019, we engaged a third party to provide a legal assessment focusing on compliance with safety and health laws at 13 production centers across Japan, Korea, China, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. We established plans and implemented corrective actions and improvements for the risks confirmed through this assessment.
We will continue to conduct legal assessments at all production centers, engaging in risk management to ensure compliance and avoid or minimize potential loss arising from safety and health or other risks.
The OMRON Group is working to monitor global occupational accidents, to reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR).
In fiscal 2019, LTIFR was 0.68 globally and 0.16 in Japan, which was below the 0.54 level across all industries in Japan.
The OMRON Group recorded zero fatal accidents during fiscal 2019; however, we did record 50 incidents of resulting in lost time globally, of which four occurred in Japan. We investigated the underlying causes of each incident, eliminating dangerous operations or tasks, and implemented safety measures related to equipment and management.
In addition, we continue to strive to prevent occupational accidents by conducting global factor analysis and sharing case studies of countermeasures throughout the Group.
|Type of Occupational Accidents||Number of Cases and Number of Days|
|Occupational Accidents||Injuries with required days off resulting from occupational accidents||Global: 50 people
of which, Japan: 4 people
|Number of days off||Global: 1,045 days
of which, Japan: 16 days
|Commuting Accidents||Injuries with required days off resulting from commuting accidents||Japan: 9 people|
|Number of days off||Japan: 27 days|
|Occupational Fatalities||Global: None
of which, Japan: None