Employee safety and health
Efforts to eliminate lost time accidents
We have been conducting activities based on three pillars of safety with the aim of eliminating lost time accidents.
- (1) Safety management:
Searching for intrinsic safety, pursuing the true causes of accidents, and implementing countermeasures
- (2) Development of safety-conscious human resource:
Training to improve awareness through an “anzen dojo training” program, and reflecting on the January 8 accident and teaching company traditions at the “Denshinkan Education Center”
- (3) Creation of safe worksites:
Implementing preventive measures for workplace-specific accidents
We are also improving safety management by improving communication with operators in the factory, listening to problems related to work issues, and implementing “Kaizen” improvements.
Number of lost time accidents and lost time frequency rate
Preventing memories from fading and developing employees who think and act with those memories in mind
The“Denshinkan Education Center”was established to relearn the essence of past failures, including the accident that occurred on January 8, and to pass on this understanding to future generations. By considering why the accident occurred and why it could not be prevented, the Center aims to prevent the erosion of knowledge gained and develop employees who understand the importance of thinking and acting with that knowledge in mind. All company employees have now completed this training. Going forward, the training will also be provided to our subsidiaries and onsite offices.
Health promotion efforts
We prioritize mental health and lifestyle-related disease prevention, and systematically implement relevant initiatives. As a result, we were recognized for the first time by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program. We were also recognized for the third consecutive year as a Health and Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500 category), in a program adopted by METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi. We continue to maintain and promote the health of our employees, which is a priority issue for the company.
Mental health activities
The Aichi Steel Group is working to maintain the mental health of its employees and prevent the development of mental issues, through various educational programs and individualized mental health care based on the results of stress check tests. We have also provided advice to workplaces that were determined to be at high risk for mental health based on analysis of these results.
In addition, we are enhancing management of risks associated with mental illness in the workplace through regular workplace inspections by mental health staff and regular meetings to share information with labor management staff from the Human Resources Division.
Going forward, we will continue working with supervisors to promote the creation of open workplaces that enable free discussion, to prevent the development of mental issues, and enable early detection of issues and early provision of care.