Occupational Health and Safety
Basic policy and promotion system for global management of health and safety at work
Building a safe and comfortable workplace
To improve the management of workplace health and safety throughout the world, the OMRON Group has specified its basic policy regarding occupational health and safety in the OMRON Group CSR Practice Policies. In accordance with this policy, OMRON strives to maintain a safe and comfortable workplace.
OMRON Group CSR Practice Policies: Occupational Safety and Health
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 are 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.
OMRON Group Rules for Ethical Conduct: Occupational Health and Safety
(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 comfortable 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 this policy, OMRON formulated its Group Rules commonly applicable throughout the world, and is working to reinforce a health and safety management system in each region
OMRON Group Rules cover such provisions as the OH&S vision, promotion system (roles and responsibilities), understanding 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, auditing, 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, separate CSR procurement guidelines have been established. OMRON is also working to reinforce its system for 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 Group Global Occupational Health and Safety Management System
OMRON strives to create a safe and comfortable work environment in all of its production, R&D and sales locations throughout the world.
In fiscal 2016, based on regional rules established in 2015 for each of six regions around the world, as well as company-specific rules of main Group companies operating in each region, efforts were launched to set up a platform and develop personnel specializing in occupational health and safety.
To enhance governance for occupational health and safety, 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 health and safety. In fiscal 2017, OMRON plans to conduct this assessment at production sites.
At OMRON Group production sites, efforts are concentrated on establishing a comprehensive management system that meets OHSAS 18001 requirements in addition to the above-mentioned rules. Consequently, five sites have been OHSAS 18001 certified as of March 31, 2017. These sites were OMRON Corporation’s Ayabe Office, OMRON Relay & Devices Corporation’s Takeo Office, OMRON (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd., and OMRON (DALIAN) CO., LTD., and OMRON Precision Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
OMRON will continue to augment its occupational health and safety management system. From fiscal 2018 onward, OMRON will strive to establish a management system that also satisfies ISO requirements, to prepare for the upcoming establishment of the ISO occupational health and safety management standards.
Occupational Accident Frequency Rate*1
- *1 Occupational accident frequency rate = Deaths and injuries resulting from occupational accidents / Total working hours x 1 million hours.
The occupational accident frequency rate data for the OMRON Group in Japan included data for OMRON Corporation and 35 major Group companies in Japan (in which OMRON has a 51% or more stake). There were no deaths resulting from occupational accidents during the past five years.
Breakdown of Occupational Accidents*2
The number of those who suffered injuries resulting from occupational accidents is shown in the following table, and is broken down into injury types. The main types of injuries were ligament injuries, meniscal lesions of the knees, strained back, sprains, bone fractures, and bruises.
- *2. OMRON Corporation and 35 Group companies in Japan.
|Type of Occupational Accidents||Number of Cases and Number of Days|
|Occupational Accidents||Injuries with required days off resulting from occupational accidents||10 people
(six men and four women)
|Number of days off||102 days|
|Commuting Accidents||Injuries with required days off resulting from commuting accidents||13 people
(eight men and five women)
|Number of days off||72 days|
Reaching agreements with labor union regarding health and safety at management council
OMRON Corporation has concluded labor agreements with the following provisions regarding health and safety.
OMRON Corporation's labor agreements regarding health and safety in the workplace (excerpts from Labor Agreements Chapter 7)
Article 59 (Safety and Health)
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.
Article 60 (Safety and Health Committee)
For the purpose of implementing necessary measures to ensure safety and health as mentioned above, each site sets up a safety and health committee.
Article 61 (Medical Checkups)
The Company provides regular medical checkups for Union members once per year. Union members must receive medical checkups conducted by the Company.
Article 62 (Safety and Health Education)
The Company provides education regarding safety and health for employees as necessary. Union members must take education conducted by the Company.