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With Our Employees Occupational Safety and Health

Kaneka Group promotes various occupational safety and health measures aiming for zero occupational accidents, based on risk assessments at each business site, with consideration of factors relating to personnel, facilities, raw materials, and systems.

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Occupational Safety and Health

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In 2016, a total of 18 occupational accidents occurred in the Kaneka Group, of which 10 resulted in lost work time, and eight did not. In response to the high number of accidents due to body parts getting caught in machines, we provide a risk sensory learning program using sensory equipment and a profession-specific safety education program to reduce the number of occupational accidents to zero, in order to boost personal safety awareness and strengthen our safety management capacity.

■ Zero Accident Principles

◆ All people, you and me, are indispensableWe ensure everyone is working safely.Pledge of safety
◆ Safety is everyone’s responsibilityWe do not miss sparing the time to seek safety.Participation in safety
◆ There is no trick to safetyWe always value a fundamental approach to it.Adherence to safety basics
◆ Be aware of potential dangerWe endeavor to eliminate safety risks.Safety in advance
◆ Where there is carelessness, there is the possibility of an accidentWe do not allow even a small chance of negligence.99%, yet 0%

Enhancing Our Occupational Safety and Health Management System

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Our all four parent plants acquired Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) certification from the Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association (JISHA) in fiscal 2007, and have continued our efforts to enhance these systems.

■ OSHMS Certifications

PlantLocationCertification DateCertification No.
Takasago PlantHyogoMarch 10, 200808-28-13
Osaka PlantOsakaAugust 21, 200707-27-10
Shiga PlantShigaJanuary 15, 200808-25-6
Kashima PlantIbarakiDecember 13, 201010-8-26

■ Number of Group Employee Accidents Resulting/Not Resulting in Lost Time

Number of Group Employee Accidents Resulting/Not Resulting in Lost Time


■ Accident Severity Rate and Accident Frequency Rate

AreaAll Kaneka GroupKanekaGroup Companies in Japan and Overseas
Year201520162015201620152016
Employees of Kaneka and
Group Companies
Frequency Rate0.610.560.180.350.740.67
Accident Severity Rate0.010.010.0080.010.010.01

Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co. Ltd. received the Excellent Safety and Health Best Workplace from the Kakogawa Labor Standards Association

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Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co. Ltd. is mainly engaged in providing environmental and welfare services, along with greenery business, environmental improvement work, and management of welfare facilities and convenience stores in Takasago, Hyogo.
The company received the Excellent Safety and Health Best Workplace from the Kakogawa Labor Standard Association for its workplace, where safety and health programs are established and operated effectively and where employees and the management actively work together on occupational health with no accidents for more than three years.
We will continue to carry out occupational safety and health activities to maintain the excellent workplace.

Best Workplace from the Kakogawa Labor Standards AssociationBest Workplace from the Kakogawa Labor Standards Association

Mental Health Care

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Mental health care activity is necessary to maintain employees' mental health. We have long strived to prevent mental health disorders by placing professionals in workplaces and contracting with external special agencies to offer employees a mental health counseling service. In fiscal 2016, we conducted a stress check in response to new laws and regulations and encouraged employees to become aware of their mental stress. We also started a professional counseling service to provide intensive care for those who feel strong mental stress.

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Check & Act

We have implemented safety and health activities under the concept of "safety wareness improvement" to achieve no accidents, while the number of accidents over the past five years remains flat. We will make efforts to make supervisors more aware of occupational risks and eliminate potential risks through risk assessment to accomplish the zero-accident goal.

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