Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Health and Safety

Ushio makes concerted efforts to ensure workplace safety and health with the aim of providing a safe and comfortable work environment for its employees. Ushio has implemented systems for the management of safety and health that are optimized for the conditions of each business site. At each business site, Ushio has assigned expert staff as required by law, such as industrial physicians and fire prevention managers, established occupational health and safety committees, set up subcommittees consisting of specialists, and taken initiatives to address work-related risks. Ushio's Business Auditing Department conducts assessments of occupational health and safety. A system has been put in place so that matters of concern that arise from these assessments are reported to top management through the Compliance Committee, which is chaired by a member of the Board of Directors.

Preventing Work-Related Accidents

Safety patrols are conducted at each office and worksite, and we take preventive countermeasures in sequence after identifying potential risks that result in serious injuries. We are also switching to alternatives to organic solvents that have been implicated in health problems.

Frequency of Work-Related Accidents*

Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018 Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2020
0.00 0.61 0.61 0.00

* The rate of lost-time injuries indicates the frequency of occupational injuries, based on the number of injuries or fatalities caused by work accidents per one million work hours. The number of injuries and fatalities caused by work accidents during a certain period is divided by the total number of hours worked over the same period, and multiplied by one million to derive the rate.
(At Ushio, hitherto there have been no occurrences of major accidents related to fatalities or threatening human lives during work operations.)

Information about the total number of occupational safety training sessions (foreman training) conducted at each business site, as well as the implementation status is shown below. (Currently, about 12 hours of training is given to each person.)

Occupational Safety Training Sessions (Foreperson Training)

Participants in fiscal 2017 Participants in fiscal 2018 Participants in fiscal 2019 Participants in fiscal 2020
Two business sites (Harima and Gotemba) 5 5 31 0

Building Good Industrial Relations

Ushio provides regular opportunities for management and labor representatives to come together for discussions for the purpose of fostering smooth industrial relations and business activities. As a result, periodical explanations are given to the labor union regarding subjects such as business plans and results and main organizational revisions. Labor and management work together in a unified fashion to strive to improve the workplace environment and to build good industrial relations.