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Employees’ Safety

Basic Concepts

KOKUYO believes that creation of a safe, secure and pleasant working environment, safety measures in times of disaster and other measures are the foundations for employees to work vigorously and demonstrate their full abilities. Therefore, the KOKUYO Group Central Safety Health Committee—which has the function of overseeing safety and health within the KOKUYO Group—takes the lead to link the health and safety committees of our offices to establish mechanisms and systems while actively exchanging opinions with our employees.

KOKUYO Group Occupational Safety and Health Basic Policy

[Basic policy]

The KOKUYO Group promotes safety-related activities because it regards the health and safety of each employee's mind and body as the foundation of its business.

[Code of conduct]

1. Comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including those related to the Industrial Safety and Health Law, as well as internal guidelines and standards.

2. Encourage continuous and autonomous workplace improvement, and strive to prevent occupational accidents and health problems.

3. To ensure the safety and health of everyone involved in the Group's business, promote the creation of a transparent culture in which everyone participates.

Systems

KOKUYO Group Construction and Factory Safety and Health Conference

As people all over Japan are thinking about the importance of safety during the National Safety Week* (the first week of July), the KOKUYO Group also thinks about safety at all of its locations throughout Japan and holds our Safety and Health Conference with the goal of raising awareness.

â—Ź[Construction] KOKUYO Group Construction Safety and Health Conference

KOKUYO Group Construction and Factory Safety and Health Conference

With a belief that the safety and health of its employees and partners constitute the foundation that supports company growth, at seven locations across Japan, the KOKUYO Construction Safety and Health Promotion Committee expressed appreciation for the proper work of approximately 800 employees and partners involved in the work sites of the spatial construction business across Japan. At the same time, safety was again discussed, and initiatives reconfirmed.

â—Ź[Factories] Safety Conferences and Safety Patrols at KOKUYO Group Factories in Japan

â—Ź[Factories] Safety Conferences and Safety Patrols at KOKUYO Group Factories in Japan

Safety conferences and safety patrols were held at five factories in seven locations in Japan. At the safety conferences, as part of the initiatives to create transparent workplaces, a letter of appreciation was presented to employees recommended by executives at various workplaces, and an explanation was given on aspects such as occupational accident data and the policy for safety initiatives.
In order to pass our safety-protecting culture onto future generations, we will continue to provide opportunities on a site-by-site basis within the entire KOKUYO Group to pause every year and think about safety.

â—Ź[Development] Manufacturing Safety Convention and Safety Patrol

â—Ź[Development] Manufacturing Safety Convention and Safety Patrol

A safety convention and safety patrol were conducted at KOKUYO's head office with participation of employees of workshops, which conducts aspects such as development and quality inspection for KOKUYO products, and KOKUYO K Heart, which undertakes operations such as printing and processing. Since employees of development sites handle machinery tools and many chemical substances, we hold the safety convention and safety patrol as events to thoroughly disseminate and reaffirm prevention of occupational accidents with employees anew.

* National Safety Week aims to promote voluntary health and safety activities in the industries, to enhance public awareness concerning occupational safety and to ensure the firm implementation of safety activities advocated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association.

Initiatives during National Safety Week

â—Ź First Safety Conference Held at KOKUYO Supply Logistics Chubu IDC

Initiatives during National Safety Week

Briefing about equipment

As a new initiative of KOKUYO Supply Logistics, a safety conference was held since FY2019 bringing under one roof center managers from all seven locations to discuss about safety. The importance of putting things in order (seiri seiton or 2S) and creating a workplace with an open culture in preventing labor accidents was recognized. All employees determined to aim toward creating workplaces which are even safer and easier to work in.

â—Ź Holding Movement to Eliminate the Use of Smartphones While Walking and Working

Initiatives during National Safety Week

Within the KOKUYO Group, during the National Safety Week that takes place in July each year, safety conferences are held at interior and construction departments, factories, and other locations, and movements are conducted to return to the fundamentals of safety once each year. This year, as a theme that is familiar even to employees working in offices for which safety awareness is something difficult to grasp, a summer movement to eliminate the use of smartphones while walking and working was conducted. Employees were made aware about the dangers of using of smartphones while walking and working so as to prevent accidents and problems as well as improve the safety awareness of employees.

â—Ź Holding 8th KOKUYO Logitem Safety Conference in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka

Initiatives during National Safety Week

The 8th Safety Conference was held at various venues in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka over three days: June 17, 19, and 24. A total of 270 participated in the conference, including partner companies, KOKUYO Group employees, and KOKUYO Logitem employees.
This year, the theme was “Knowing the Awareness Level of People and Thinking about Effective Methods of Communication” and lectures on “5S and Human Errors” were conducted. Participants learned about topics such as the purpose and necessity of 5S and education, and the characteristics of human errors. They further deepened their understanding during the group practical sessions after the lectures by discussing about human errors that occur during work. Awareness gained through the conference is helpful toward further invigorating safety activities at the respective workplaces.

Conducting KOKUYO Group Safety Staff Get-together 2019

Conducting KOKUYO Group Safety Staff Get-together 2019

Businesses and factories presenting details about their respective education

On October 24, the fourth get-together gathering safety staff of KOKUYO Group factories under one roof was held at KOKUYO Mie Plant. To expand the safety and health circle within the Group that transcends industry types, participants included not only parties from factories, but also those responsible for safety in the construction and distribution industries. Discussions, presentations, and such were conducted based on observations within the factory. This time, discussions were carried out based on the theme of safety education. Details of safety education conducted by each location and business were presented, and everyone delved into discussions around those details.
Believing that the health and safety of its employees are the foundation of company growth, the KOKUYO Group will continue to strive to maintain the safety and health of Group employees and create a work environment and culture that enable employees to work vigorously and demonstrate their full abilities through such activities.

KOKUYO Logitem’s Ina Distribution Center (Ina City, Nagano Prefecture) Achieves 10,000 Continuous Days without Any Accidents

KOKUYO Logitem’s Ina Distribution Center (Ina City, Nagano Prefecture) Achieves 10,000 Continuous Days without Any Accidents

Staff from Ina Distribution Center

On August 1, 2019, the Ina Distribution Center located in the southern part of Nagano Prefecture achieved 10,000 continuous days without any accidents. An award ceremony was held on August 26, welcoming many attendees from partner companies in addition to relevant parties within KOKUYO.
This center shows a top level of work safety even among KOKUYO Logitem’s distribution centers, maintaining a record of continuous days without accidents. Since opening on October 1, 1983, for approximately 36 years, the center has continued to renew its record even today by repeatedly being thorough in the basic tasks of 3S (seiri, seiton, seiso, or putting things in order and cleaning up), sharing information between employees, calling out to each other, and other means.