The Tamaki Plant takes constructive steps in the fields of disaster prevention, traffic safety and health management to ensure occupational health and safety and create a good workplace environment so that our employees can work with peace of mind.
We impart education on industrial health and safety for the purpose of eliminating occupational accidents and ensuring employees take care of their health, by making use of the monthly general morning assembly. To be specific, information on occupational accidents occurred at offices and plants of Kyocera Group are reported, and health management advice on preventing heat stroke, influenza or infectious diseases and understanding health check-up results are given by nurses at the meeting.
Our plant's ongoing program for occupational health and safety includes daily safety and health improvement, risk assessment and close-call activities. The Plant Manager and Safety Manager conduct monthly safety patrols, Health Managers conduct weekly patrol and Environment and Safety Supervisor of Kyocera Document Solutions Group conducts half-yearly health and safety patrol in order to check for any unsafe locations or work.
Our plant has been working on enhansing the health awareness of employees. As part of this effort, at public locations in the plant we have set up multi-purpose room where health appliances and ping-pong table are placed to establish energetic working environment and help employees to tackle health promotion individually by creating opportunities for promoting employee's appropriate exercise and for more communication among employees .
Mie Prefecture is located within the expected strike area of high magnitude earthquakes in the Nankai Trough. We have carried out and continued to implement various measures to ensure our disaster preparedness, including the installation of early earthquake warning system and periodic fire-fighting and disaster drills that are intended to make ourselves capable of minimizing the impact in the event of an earthquake.
The fire-fighting and disaster drill curriculum includes first action drills, in which each person learns to protect him/herself upon hearing an earthquake early warning broadcast, notification communication and initial fire-fighting drills based on hypothetical fire, and evacuation drills in which all employees participate. The curriculum also includes exercises in the use of AED, drills on operating outdoor fire hydrants and nighttime disaster drills that were added in 2012 to prepare for disasters that occur at night. These regular drills and exercises are conducted to help ourselves strengthen our response to emergencies.
We often use cars to commute to work or visit customers. We therefore conduct traffic safety activities including traffic safety workshops.
We have a company car driving license system in place, which means that only employees who pass in-house certification standards are allowed to drive company cars. Another requirement is to have a traffic safety SD card. Company cars are equipped with a driving analyzer* to monitor how the cars are used. This information is used to improve the safety awareness of persons who drive company cars.
We also participate in traffic safety campaigns that are held on the streets during National Traffic Safety Week in cooperation with the local community.
*Driving Analyzer : Recording driving data including speed, rapid acceleration, or rapid braking that are used to identify dangerous driving behavior.