Health & Safety
For safety and mental & physical health
The Nidec Group’s CSR Charter stipulates that, “based on cooperation between our management and employees, we strive to ensure workplace safety and good health to establish a work environment that brings out the best in each individual.” To “form a safe and comfortable workplace” and “secure safety and health for employees,” we manage health and safety as follows.
The Nidec Group’s sites in Japan have a health and safety committee to deliberate measures to secure safety in factories and other workplaces. We aim to maintain a safe work environment, and eliminate work-related accidents.
Rate of labor disasters
Nidec’s major factories outside Japan, particularly in Asia, engage in health and safety activities based on OHSAS18001 (or ISO45001), the international certification standard in occupational health and safety management system, In the meantime, uncertified factories undergo a third-party audit based on our self-prescribed standards substantially equivalent to RBA* Code of Conduct (Nidec Group CSR Declaration).
The third-party audit are conducted at Nidec’s selected Asia-based factories and covers eight areas of focus, including emergency preparedness, occupational injury and illness, as well as machine safeguarding. Based on the audit findings, we identify problem areas and launch corrective actions. In FY2018, the highest priority was given to the following areas:
・Schedule a regular check of first aid kits to ensure immediate assistance to workers suffering from occupational accidents or illnesses
・Implement risk-relief measures to protect pregnant and breastfeeding workers against occupational safety hazards
*Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) (former Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition: EICC):The RBA, renamed from the EICC in October 2017, is an organization established with the aim of resolving social, environmental and ethical issues in supply chains. The RBA Code of Conduct established referencing major internationally recognized norms and standards focuses on the following aspects: respect for human rights, improvement of the working environment, assurance of safety and health, environmental conservation, establishment of corporate ethics, and improvement of management systems.
Our health and safety managers conduct safety patrols in our workplaces to anticipate and instruct on risks detrimental to employees’ health.
An industrial doctor and a health nurse pay monthly visits to inspect our workplaces with us monthly, and provide instructions, mainly after checking mechanical equipment’s operational status, employees’ working positions, and the level of workload on employees. Inspection results are reported to the monthly health and safety committee meeting, where we share good practice and important points with one another. The committee also listens to comments by the industrial doctor and the health nurse to make workplaces more comfortable for employees. In addition, the committee holds health and safety seminars by an industrial physician and a health nurse to provide a better work environment for our employees (A total of 198 employees attended the seminars in FY2018).
Preventing infectious diseases
To prevent its employees from contracting infectious diseases, the Nidec Group’s sites in Japan offer their employees opportunities for mass influenza virus vaccination, and recommend that they be vaccinated, while providing those seconded overseas and their accompanying families with the region-specific vaccinations that Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends. In addition, the group provides its employees with a chest X-ray to prevent tuberculosis infection.
Maintaining good health requires one to keep a good balance between physical and mental health. It is for this purpose that, in addition to an annual health checkup, special health checkup, and stress check, we hold a mental health lecture for employees to help them learn what they need to do to maintain good mental health conditions, while providing employees with opportunities to see the industrial doctor or the health nurse if they so wish.