Group CEO Safety Award
The Group CEO Safety Award is granted to all domestic and overseas worksites of the Oji Group that have met specific criteria determined based on the business scale (number of employees), which have been recommended by each COMPANY, and which have been approved by the Group CEO. These criteria include the total work time without any occupational accidents resulting in at least one day of lost work, as well as the number of consecutive years without any occupational accidents.
The Award is granted to workplaces with outstanding records of no accidents (zero occupational accidents resulting in at least one day of lost work), together with employees of the workplaces and those of affiliates of the Group companies, with the aim of improving the safety and health levels of the Oji Group and eliminating occupational accidents.
In addition, the Oji Holdings Safety Administration Department conducts interviews and on-site inspections at workplaces that have been granted the Group CEO Safety Award. The department provides Group companies with information about such worksites as good case examples of safety activities as a measure for raising the overall Group’s safety awareness and improving its safety climate.
We have also introduced the COMPANY President Safety Award and the President Safety Award at each Group company, and the Worksite Head Award as safety award programs, under which companies, worksites, and divisions with excellent safety performance are commended at each COMPANY and Group company.
Presentation ceremony of the 2018 Group CEO Safety Award
We regularly conduct a safety questionnaire survey of employees working for Group companies in Japan (including companies belonging to the Unit within the Lead Companies’ control) to find out how they feel about their safety activities and safety climate, their safety awareness, and other facts. This survey is aimed at confirming the effects of safety and health activities promoted based on the safety and health promotion plan.
We aggregate and analyze the results of the questionnaire survey, identify safety-related issues and problems that should be addressed, and inform each company of the identified issues and problems as feedback. We also aim to have each company and worksite make use of the information by discussing the issues and problems for internal communication and reflecting them in their safety and health activities.
Aggregation and analysis of results of safety questionnaire (Image)
Section Chief Meetings
The Safety Administration Department has been hosting meetings of sectionchief
level employees working on operational frontlines since 2017. At these
meetings, which are held throughout Japan, safety-related issues are presented
and through discussions, the participants gain an accurate understanding of their
safety responsibilities, raise safety awareness, and think about what to do and
what measures to take to ensure that their subordinates will never be injured.
In FY2018, the meetings will be held for each type of business, including pulp, paper manufacturing, converting, facility, transportation, and forest products (planned to take place at 31 venues for 249 participants). The meetings also help share information and build networks of participants.
|Discussion on safety management activities
||Safety inspection of a mill
Hands-on risk training using hazard simulation virtual reality devices
Installation of devices that simulate hazards and encouraging personnel to take
external courses gives workers firsthand experience, contributing to improving
sensitivity to risks and awareness of safety. Recently, some Group companies
have started training using risk sensitivity educational tools that employ virtual
reality (VR) technologies to provide safe and effective occupational accident
experiences such as tripping and falling, which have been difficult to simulate,
and electric shock, which uses the motions of persons who have experienced
shocks with a micro-current device. Going forward, the Group will rollout these
VR risk experience education
Case Examples of Initiatives Taken by Overseas Oji Group Companies
■ OAP: Meeting of safety and disaster control managers
Oji Asia Packaging (OAP), which is supervised by the Industrial Materials
COMPANY, has been playing a central role in meetings of safety and disaster
control managers in Southeast Asia since 2016. Measures are undertaken with
the aim of raising safety management levels at each company under the slogan
“zero occupational accidents.”
Personnel from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Cambodia, and Myanmar
attend the meetings, where they receive explanations of the OAP safety
promotion plan, review case studies of occupational accidents, and confirm
important matters to be shared among the worksites through notices. They
also inspect the plant where the meeting is held as well as nearby companies
and plants. The participants are eager to discuss safety initiatives every year.
|Earnest discussion for achieving zero accidents
||Inspection of a mill
■China: Meeting of Plant Managers from Oji Group Companies and Forklift Competition
Plant managers in China has been holding meetings on safety and the environment
since 2013 to exchange information on safety and the environment and deepen
interaction among plant managers and safety and environmental managers with
the objective of achieving zero occupational and environmental accidents.
During the meetings, attended by plant managers from Oji Group companies
in China, the participants inspect the plant where the meeting is held and hear
reports on safety and environmental topics presented by the Oji Holdings Safety
Administration Department and Environmental Management Department and
attend presentations on achievements from daily activities and best practices
regarding safety and the environment given by individual companies, question
and answer sessions, and other programs intended to raise safety and
environmental management levels and promote measures for achieving zero
occupational and environmental accidents.
|Report by The Oji Holdings Safety Administration Department
||Participants aim to achieve zero occupational and
Oji Group companies in China have been holding a Forklift Safety Workshop &
Skills Competition since 2014. The events provide knowledge concerning forklifts
and improve operating skills with the aim of achieving zero forklift accidents.
During the forklift safety workshop, participants analyze the causes of forklift
accidents, watch a safety video, and actively participate in a question and answer
sessions, enhancing their awareness of safety.
|Forklift Safety Workshop
||Forklift Skills Competition
Participants aim to eliminate forklift accidents