Sustainability

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Safety and Health

Safety and Health

In 2007, NGK introduced an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) in line with its Safety and Health Policy. The OSHMS serves as a mechanism for the ongoing, systematic implementation of employee health and safety initiatives. Since then, we have ensured that this system is diligently implemented and that risk assessment-based safety measures are strictly followed. As a result, in 2017 the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA) issued the first ISO-45001 private certification in Japan to our Nagoya Site. This was followed by other sites in 2018, namely the Chita and Komaki Sites, and now all of our business sites and plants throughout Japan have received ISO-45001 private certification and JIS Q 45100 2018 DRAFT certification.
We also make a concerted effort to promote better health and wellbeing among our employees, for which we have been included in the 2019 "White 500" list under the Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.

Structure to Promote Safety and Health Management

Safety and Health

Safety and Health Policy

External Certification on Occupational Safety and Health Management System

In order to help reach our medium-term safety and health targets, we encourage all companies within the NGK Group to acquire international occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) certification.
With regard to NGK Insulators (non-consolidated), in 2018 the Chita and Komaki Sites joined the Nagoya Site in securing ISO-45001 certification. Now all NGK business sites and plants in Japan have integrated ISO-45001 certification. In addition, 14 manufacturing-related Group companies in Japan and overseas have ISO-45001 or OHSAS-18001 certification.

Rate of Acquiring Management System Certification : End of FY2018

NGK (Site and factory) 100%
Manufacturing Group companies in Japan 58%
(7/12)
Manufacturing Group companies outside Japan 40%
(6/15)

Work-Related Accidents
(NGK)

Work-Related Accidents (NGK)

Work-Related Accidents
(Group companies outside Japan)

Work-Related Accidents(Group companies outside Japan)

Work-Related Accidents
(Group companies in Japan)

Work-Related Accidents (Group companies in Japan)

Severity Rate
(the number of lost workdays per 1,000 hours worked)

FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
NGK 0.000 0.007 0.0036 0.0002 0.7430
Group companies in Japan - - 0.0086 0.0000 0.0004
Group companies outside Japan - - 0.0403 0.0219 0.0154

Rate of Lost-Worktime Injuries (NGK)
(the number of lost-worktime accidents per a million hours worked)

FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
All industry total 1.66 1.61 1.63 1.66 1.83
Manufacturing industry total 1.06 1.06 1.15 1.02 1.20
NGK company-wide total 0.00 0.29 0.34 0.11 0.40
Group companies in Japan - - 0.50 0.00 0.14
Group companies outside Japan - - 1.42 0.91 0.34

Establishment of Hazard Simulation and Hazard Prediction Training School

Establishment of Hazard Simulation and Hazard Prediction Training School

To help lower the incidence of work-related accidents caused by younger and less experienced employees, in June of 2018 we replaced NGK's old and simple training center with a 450 m2 Hazard Simulation and Hazard Prediction Training School at the Chita Site where we have begun running safety training courses taught by specialist employees with a great deal of outside expertise. The Training School features equipment, mannequins, and other tools that enable participants to learn first-hand about occupational hazards, such as becoming entangled or crushed by cranes or rotary devices. Also, in addition to general hazard training, more practical simulation training is incorporated into training programs that are aimed at heightening participants' hazard awareness. In fiscal 2018, approximately 1,400 employees participated in these training programs.