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Occupational Safety and Health
In 2006, the Yokogawa Group established the "Yokogawa Group Safety and Health Policy" and began implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS). Since 2007, the Yokogawa Group has implemented the OSHMS in each of its companies to promote a higher level of safety and health by making continual improvements through risk assessment and other methods.
Operation of the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS)
Safety month at Yokogawa Saudi Arabia office
Management audit at Yokogawa Electric China Co., Ltd. (Suzhou)
Recognizing that "safety and health are a basic responsibility of the management," the Yokogawa Group implements OSHMS to ensure the safety and health of all of its employees and its sub-contractors. Improvements are made in phases, with constant assessments to eliminate or minimize potential risks. Regular evaluations and reviews of the activities are also done through audits. The effectiveness of the system has improved by combining conventional activities, such as safety patrols, and countermeasures against occupational incidences and near misses.
The Yokogawa Group companies in and outside Japan share the same safety and health objectives for all workers, including subcontractors. Moreover, seventeen Yokogawa Group companies have acquired certifications in compliance with OHSAS18001*1, which is internationally recognized.
- *1. Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. A certification standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System.
Yokogawa Global QHS (Quality, Health & Safety) Meeting
Yokogawa 2nd Global OSH Meeting was organized with participants from Yokogawa group companies at Yokogawa Tokyo on November 1 & 2, 2011.
In the meeting, responsible section of OSHMS provided OSH status in Yokogawa group companies and expectations.
Then the participated affiliates (in Brazil, China, Europe, Middle East, Russia, SE. Asia and US) presented OSH activities in the region and discussed on kinds of OSH KPI status, common OSH training materials and project safety.
The meeting was ended successfully.
Safety and Health Education
To ensure that the "Yokogawa Group Safety and Health Policy" is adhered to across the entire Yokogawa Group, the "Safety and Health Handbook," which contains basic information and day-to-day rules regarding safety and health, has been created and distributed to all staff and engineers at every Yokogawa Group company. To maintain and improve all levels of activities throughout, persons in charge, committee members and newly appointed personnel are educated through safety and health committee workshops, as well as on-site safety training at customer plants and factories.
In 2011, Yokogawa Safety and Health Handbook for Site-work Safety Electric version of addition to Safety and Health Handbook specifically focused to Site-work Safety was compiled and distributed throughout Yokogawa group companies.
This includes prohibition against use of a mobile phone or pager or hands-free mobile phone device by drivers at any time while driving.
Drive safety training program is also covered by the latest Handbook and the same is conducted in all Yokogawa companies in China, as the thread of traffic accidents is raised these days.
Safety and Health Handbook
Safety and Health Handbook for site-work safety version
Occupational Incident and Accident Data
The Yokogawa Group has been gathering and analyzing information on occupational accidents experienced by Group companies in and outside Japan on a quarterly basis since 2007, when it introduced OSHMS, as part of an effort to eliminate/reduce occupational accidents and improve the quality of activities thus implemented.
A few major account customers, globally active, require their vender OSH monitoring.
Yokogawa provides Occupational Incident Index of Yokogawa group companies quarterly for their analysis.
Yokogawa group companies being responsible for their projects, conduct project safety program including Risk Assessments at various milestones of project engineering and services.
Frequency Rate of Occupational Accident
Frequency Rate of Occupational Accident=(No. of workers having occupational accident with lost days / total working hours) × 1,000,000