Number and Frequency of Occupational Accidents with Temporary Incapacity for Work
The Oji Group aims to eliminate occupational injuries by taking initiatives for achieving zero serious injuries and deaths under the basic philosophy of “safety as our absolute top priority.”
■Number of Accidents Resulting in Lost Work Hours
In 2018, there were 63 occupational accidents resulting in temporary incapacity for work involving employees in the overall Oji Group (including ones from affiliates). The frequency of occupational accidents at overseas Group companies has been declining, while that at domestic Group companies has been increasing.
Under the Group’s safety and health promotion plan for 2018, Group-wide efforts were made to achieve the priority target of achieving zero serious injuries and deaths. However, we were unable to achieve the target.
To reduce occupational accidents at domestic Group companies, the Safety Administration Department checks employees’ safety awareness and the safety climates of workplaces by conducting a safety questionnaire. The Department reflects the results of the questionnaire in its safety and health activities. It also holds section chief meetings and foreperson training, which are aimed at implementing safety awareness reform of managers and supervisors on the operational frontline and putting their safety considerations into practice.
■Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)(※) occurring within
the Oji Group continuously declined since 2015, falling to 0.55 in 2018.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Survey on
Industrial Accidents (businesses with at least 100 employees), in 2018,
the rate in manufacturing industries was 1.20 and the rate in the pulp,
paper, and paper processing manufacturing industry was 1.88.
(※)(1)The frequency rate is an indicator of the frequency of occupational accidents as the number
and injuries (fatal accidents and accidents resulting in at least one day of lost work)
occupational accidents per one million working hours.
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) = (Number of fatalities and injuries due to occupational accidents /
number of hours worked) × 1,000,000
(2)Total working hours are calculated based on the number of group company employees (regular
and temporary / non-regular employees) as of the end of September every year,
assuming the annual working
hours per person is 2,000 hours.
(3)The frequency rate calculation does not include accidents at overseas group companies that
determined to be at the level of accidents accompanied by injuries without lost work days in
based on standards established by the Company.