CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility):Continuous Development of Trust

Creation of a Safer Work Environment

Creation of a workplace where employees can work safely with a sense of security is a challenge that is profound and most important for companies.
Tanaka Kikinzoku Group strives to ensure the safety and health of employees while focusing on the development of relationships that facilitate mutual cooperation between them.

Having gone through the "State we need to achieve" in fiscal 2017 and aiming to be the "Ideal State we would like to achieve" in fiscal 2020 based on the mid-term business plan "GOGO Plan 2020," we will promote safety management activities under the core safety policy "Give top priority to safety, and establish a secure and cheerful workplace."

Safety Activities

With the aim of ensuring that "Employees cooperate with each other to maintain a safe, secure and cheerful workplace," which is the "Ideal State we would like to achieve" in fiscal 2020, our plants and facilities perform safety activities on a daily basis with the safety managers playing the main role according to the annual policy "Give top priority to safety, and establish a secure and cheerful workplace." In fiscal 2018, they took safety measures to address the priority issues selected for each of the plants and facilities in consideration of their past accidents. The priority issues included "getting caught" and "handling of heavy objects" for machine processing sections and "chemical and burn injuries" for chemical sections while "prevention of fall" was regarded as a common issue. Hazard sources were identified and countermeasures were designed and implemented based on the activity plan. The safety managers of the plants and facilities and the CSR Promotion Department checked the status of implementation. This initiative will be continuously taken in fiscal 2019.

Health Activities (Health Management)

To continue our commitment to the creation of an environment where employees can work actively while maintaining both physical and mental health, we have issued "Tanaka Kikinzoku Group Health Declaration." As a measure to prevent diseases, we organize the "health challenge" program every year to give employees an opportunity to be aware of their health and work to improve it. We also encourage them to receive a regular health checkup, which can discover diseases early, and have achieved the consultation rate of 100%. The "quit smoking" campaign organized in May every year involves activities to reduce the chances of passive smoking in addition to initiatives for the health of smokers.

Specific Examples of Improvement with Safety Activities

○Hiratsuka Plant, AuAg Company

We implement risk assessment using videos as a priority safety measure. Managers and operators shoot videos to identify and assess the risks in dangerous locations, take hardware and software-based measures to address them and prepare a risk assessment (RA) table based on the results. The videos are played for reporting in the meetings of the safety and health committee. Opinions and suggestions from the committee members are adopted to improve the safety of equipment and machines and clarify the work procedures.

  • Check of operations based on the actual goods and places
    Check of operations based on the actual goods and places
  • Report and examination of the results of RA activities at a meeting of the safety and health committee
    Report and examination of the results of RA activities at a meeting of the safety and health committee
○Iwate Plant, AuAg Company

While a carriage is moving at the carriage exit in the automatic warehouse, the alarm goes off and the warning lamp is on.

While fences are installed at the carriage exit, the person inside the fences had a risk of getting caught. Human detection sensors have been set to ensure that the carriage stops if a person enters the area inside the fences.

○Isehara Plant, PGM Company

Area sensors and emergency stop buttons have been installed at the locations with the risk of getting caught such as rollers and levelers.

○Saga Plant, Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K., Semiconductor Company

The part of the wire drawing machine that pays out wire was dangerous because the feed material SUS reel was rotating at a high speed. We have attached a cover to it and informed the operators of the risk of getting caught. The conveyor of the spool washing machine also had a risk of getting caught so we attached a cover to the rotating part.

○Ichikawa Plant, Chemical Recovery Company

Sulfuric acid was used in the beaker washing machine. Since it can cause chemical injury, the machine was improved to wash beakers without using sulfuric acid.

As the catwalk on the rooftop had no handrails, which could cause a falling risk, handrails were installed.

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Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association Chairperson Prize was awarded

TANAKA Holdings received FY2018 Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association Chairperson Prize from the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA). This prize is awarded to the companies, etc. recognized to have produced significant results from efforts to promote and improve industrial safety and occupational health based on a deep understanding of the activities of JISHA and have widely contributed to dissemination and understanding in the relevant region or industry and made outstanding achievements.
This time, we received the prize in recognition of remarkable results from our activities to prevent occupational accidents, such as company-wide comprehensive safety inspections, with focus on prevention of accidents of getting caught.

Commendation ceremony in the National Industrial Safety and Health Convention in October 2018  Replica of the “Health Statue”