Safety Management

Inspection by top management
Inspection by top management
Forklift operation training
Forklift operation training
Safe driving lecture
Safe driving lecture

1. Employee Injury Prevention Programs

  • Established HORIBA Safety Enhancement Week held in tandem with National Safety Week and conducted inspections by top managers of suppliers and official commendation of risk assessment promotion activities.
  • Participate in "Anzen* Project" of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare since 2014.
  • Filed notifications related to base development and relocation of the Kyoto head office area, HORIBA Advanced Technology Center, and Biwako Factory, and implemented more effective safety measures.
  • Provided training to enhance safety management of handling chemical substances, X-ray equipment, lasers, high-pressure gases, electricity, low-voltage electricity, and forklift operation. 7 training courses were attended by 635 employees in total.
  • Provided one-night, two-day training courses for foreman at HORIBA’s own training facilities.
  • Provided training for newly hired employees: all-day training focusing exclusively on health and safety, including workplace safety inspections.

*Anzen: a Japanese word which means “safety”

2. Traffic Safety Programs

  • Officially commended excellent drivers for safe driving.
  • Provided re-training to employees who caused accidents.
  • Applied HORIBA’s vehicle driving control system to company cars and utilized the resulting data.
  • Developed safe driving manuals for managers, driving during bad weather, etc.
  • Stepped up driving management through healthcare support including screening tests for sleep apnea syndrome.
  • Established internal regulations on business-use rental cars.
  • Held lectures on safe driving that included an automobile course attended by 741 employees; a motorcycle course attended by 121 employees; and a bicycle course attended by 464 employees.
  • Conducted driving aptitude tests for newly hired employees.
  • Implemented measures to undergo examinations to renew the ISO39001 (road traffic safety) certification.

Occupational Health Programs

1. Working environment control
2. Health Promotion
3. Prevention of mental health problems

  • Enhanced management of harmful substances and other potentially hazardous chemicals by taking action to meet requirements under revised laws and revising related internal regulations/standards.
  • Provided health promotion support for employee health at remote sites: health guidance, specified health guidance, and health education given by members of the occupational health specialists based on the results of medical examination.
  • Established a health care system such as establishing a health care office in conjunction with the improvement of the Biwako Factory.
  • Implemented a physical and mental health promotion project which are cross-sectional activities involving general affairs, human resources, health insurance unions, welfare-related companies, OHSAS 18001 administration and operation units, labor unions, occupational health staff members, and EAP*.
  • Carried out “Health Up Challenge 2015,” a health promotion activity in which 260 employees participated.
  • Provided training that included hands-on agricultural experiences.
  • Provided mental health training designed for foremen and young workers.
  • Provided occupational health education for quitting smoking, heatstroke, and hazardous substance handling. 7 lectures were attended by 648 employees in total.
  • Supported female workers by offering seminars, email counseling, diagnosis and treatment on holidays by gynecologists.
  • Conduct periodic stress check tests for employees since 2013, two years earlier than legally required.
  • Provided internal counseling using EAP effectively.
  • Communicated health information through internal company bulletins and the corporate intranet.

*EAP: Employee Assistance Program


AED life-saving training
AED life-saving training
Smoke-house experience
Smoke-house experience
  • Carried out “HORIBA Group Disaster Prevention Week 2015”: general disaster prevention drills such as earthquake experiences using an earthquake generator and smoke-house experiences, and confirmation of disaster response systems using disaster-prevention checklists.
  • Provided emergency trainings: fire prevention, disaster prevention, AED life-saving, and handling of fire extinguishers. 434 employees attended these lectures.
  • Self-defense fire brigades carried out activities such as ceremonies to appoint or discharge members, participation in local self-defense fire brigade drills, group drills, presentation of exemplary performances, and periodic drills.
  • Established and strengthened health and safety management promotion systems for each division in conjunction with the Integrated Management System.
  • Made presentations at academic and other conferences and participated in symposiums.

Certifications / Official Commendations

  • HORIBA became the first firm in the Kansai region to be certified as a company excelling in health and safety.
  • HORIBA achieved the goal of its FY2015 campaign of reducing the number of accidents in Kyoto to zero during a three-month period.
  • Since 2015, HORIBA has been certified as an excellent corporate promoter of Kyoto City’s system to encourage safe use of bicycles.
  • Since 2014, HORIBA has been certified as an excellent corporate promoter of Kyoto’s health promotion system.
  • Two of HORIBA’s self-defense fire brigades were officially commended in its local ward, Minami Ward’s self-defense firefighting drills.
Omoshiro Okashiku (Joy and Fun)

Omoshiro Okashiku - Joy and Fun

The company motto displayed above sums up the directive to everyone at HORIBA Group, which is to bring enthusiasm and excitement into our work to make our trade fulfilling and enjoy our lives.