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At TOCALO, we are committed to the upkeep and improvement of a facilitative work environment where employee health and safety is an important consideration.
In addition, we are committed to achieving zero occupational accidents and are working to create a safe environment where employees can work with greater comfort and peace of mind.

Occupational safety and health​

2023 safety and health policy

TOCALO’s safety and health policy is based on the principle that “safety takes precedence over everything.” The policy provides guidelines for “maintaining and improving work environments” and “achieving zero accidents and zero injuries” by showing due consideration to safety and health in ways that safeguard and enhance the health of all employees.
We will strive to create a bright and rewarding workplace by:

  1. Complying with laws and regulations related to safety and health related to our business and relevant internal regulations
  2. Continuing industrial health and safety activities (inspections, patrols, and education) and striving to raise awareness of health and safety
  3. Aiming to reduce the hazards that cause accidents and disasters by promoting visualization and risk assessments based on 5S-activity initiatives and analysis of workplace injuries, as well as to acquire JIS Q 45100 certification
  4. Showing due consideration to mental health so that employees can work in a healthy state of mind
  5. Thoroughly providing health & safety education for new employees beginning when they join the company
  6. Promoting the safety activities of on-site partner companies and subcontractors

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

TOCALO maintains an occupational health and safety management system headed by the president and dedicated to providing a comfortable and safe work environment. Safety and health committees at each business site meet each month to assess workplace risks and provide feedback to employees on the assessment results. Risk information issued by the committee is shared at Company-wide health and safety meetings headed by the General Manager of the Production Headquarters. The Company also works with each business site, the Health Management Promotion Department, labor unions, and external experts (occupational physicians) to raise employee safety awareness and continuously improve health and safety conditions.

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Industrial safety and health initiatives​

We strive to maintain and improve a comfortable work environment that gives consideration to safety and health, as well as enhance various systems related to welfare in compliance with the Labor Standards Act and the Industrial Safety and Health Act. Parallel to this, each business site has established its own measures to ensure safety and minimize damage in the event of a disaster.

In order to prevent occupational accidents from occurring, the entire company is making concerted efforts to vigorously promote safety and health measures.
As one of our initiatives in this regard, we receive tutelage and advice regarding health issues and health & safety from an outside director who is a specially-appointed professor of the Osaka University Campus Life Health and Counseling Center.

Effort is also made to raise safety awareness by providing education centered on safety education to new employees entering the Company that is and focusing on foreman training that is based on guidance from external consultants.

Initiatives to create a comfortable work environment

In recent years, summer heat has become increasingly severe, and temperatures at manufacturing sites have been higher than before, increasing stress on employees. The higher the temperature gets, the greater the risk of heat stroke becomes, so this could adversely affect the health of our employees.
To prevent such risks, we are firstly improving our air-conditioners. Air-conditioners are installed at most of our flat panel display (FPD) and semiconductor processing plants (FPD and semiconductors make up just over 50% of total sales), and we are actively introducing them at other worksites as well.

Measures other than air-conditioning are implemented at sites as required, such as exhausting hot air and steam generated in operations to the outside, reducing outdoor heat input through the use of heat-shielding coating, and installing large-scale air blowers. In addition, for personnel, we are promoting rehydration and salt supplementation with salt candies, installing spot coolers, and introducing air-conditioned clothing. With these measures in place, many of the workers at sites say that the work has become easier, which has also led to more efficient work.
However, there are some sites where countermeasures are not yet sufficient, and further improvements are necessary. We will continue to consider the health of our employees and take appropriate measures at each business site.

Health initiatives at overseas sites

The company implements various measures to ensure the health and safety of employees and their families who are posted overseas. To ensure that employees can work overseas with peace of mind, we provide medical examinations and vaccinations against infectious diseases prior to traveling overseas and require medical examinations upon temporary returns to Japan. While overseas, individuals are registered for medical examination support services and support is made available for mental and physical issues as well as daily life activities.

Initiatives to prevent occupational accidents

TOCALO is thoroughly committed to a safety-first policy and aims to achieve zero occupational accidents.

In fiscal 2022, the Company recorded 10 occupational accidents (0 fatalities, 3 lost-time accidents, and 7 non-lost-time accidents including minor accidents).

When a work-related accident occurs, we immediately disseminate the information to all worksites.
The Group safety and health meetings investigate the causes and discuss countermeasures and countermeasures are horizontally implemented at all worksites.

Type of accident Incident status
Fiscal 2018 Fiscal 2019 Fiscal 2020 Fiscal 2021 Fiscal 2022
Occupational accidents Employees who missed work because of injury or illness 5 1 3
Number of days 48 1 43
Fatalities 0 0 0

Measures to obtain ISO 45001 certification

TOCALO is implementing measures aimed at acquiring certification for its occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001:2018 standard). We are constructing a safe and healthy work environment by conducting risk assessments aimed at reducing and controlling safety and health risks and by supervising compliance with laws and regulations.

We are promoting the acquisition of ISO 45001 certification, and 16.7% of the Group companies have currently obtained certification.

Please see the ESG Data Sheet for Group company ISO 45001 status.

ISO 45001 certification status
Plants with certification Registered date Registration number
Kitakyushu Plant March 2019 JQA-OH0290
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