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.
Submitted notifications to the government on operation base improvement and strengthening of 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 (including supervisor training) were attended by 1,404 employees in total.
Increased safety management programs targeting supervisors [e.g. supervisor training and new leader training]
Provided safety and health training for newly hired employees.
Provided safety training for workers at field sites.
*Anzen: a Japanese word which means “safety”
2. Traffic Safety Programs
Officially commended excellent drivers for safe driving.
Increased individual employee training for those at risk of causing accidents.
Applied HORIBA’s vehicle driving control system to company cars and utilized the resulting data.
Improved the company regulation (for those who commute to work by bike)
Stepped up driving management through healthcare support including screening tests for sleep apnea syndrome.
Held lectures on safe driving that included an automobile course attended by 908 employees; a motorcycle/bicycle course attended by 435 employees.
Conducted driving aptitude tests for newly hired employees.
Occupational Health Programs
1. Working environment control 2. Health Promotion 3. Prevention of mental health problems
Enhanced management of harmful and chemical substances (compliance with revised laws and the revision of relevant internal regulations/standards).
Submitted notifications and attended onsite checks accompanying the developing and relocating of operation bases as well as the transferring and consolidating of businesses
Enhanced the integrated health checkup (e.g. providing gynecological exams for free and arranging a mammography van at the time of a health checkup at the office)
Increased health promotion support for remote employees (e.g. providing standardized financial support throughout the country for complete medical checkups to replace integrated health checkups, increasing designated health checkup venues, providing general health guidance and specific health guidance by in-house occupational health specialists based on the checkup results, and providing health education)
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 2018,” a health promotion activity in which 261 employees participated.
Provided training that included hands-on agricultural experiences.
Provided two lectures on occupational health education (improving work environment and blood handling); a total of 125 employees attended.
Supported female employees by offering seminars, email counseling, diagnosis and treatment on holidays by gynecologists.
Implemented in-house influenza reporting rule and bolstered influenza preventive measures
Provided mental health training.
Conduct periodic stress check tests for employees since 2013, two years earlier than legally required.
Provided internal counseling using EAP effectively.
Staffed internal counselors (clinical psychotherapists or certified public psychologists) to prevent employees’ mental issues.
Communicated health information through internal company bulletins and the corporate intranet.
*EAP: Employee Assistance Program
Seminars for female employee
Checked the content, amount, and storage method of emergency supplies at all operation bases.
Carried out HORIBA Group Disaster Prevention Week 2018 [comprehensive disaster drills (e.g., smoke-filled house experience and mobile earthquake simulator experience,) 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. 194 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.
Reorganized the in-house fire brigade and reviewed the fire defense plan accompanying the developing and relocating of operation bases as well as the transferring and consolidating of businesses
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.
Mobile earthquake simulator experience
Certifications / Official Commendations
Since 2017, HORIBA became a government certified 'Health and Productivity Management Organization'.
Since 2016, 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 FY2018 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.