Together with Employees
(Safety and Disaster Prevention)

The Lintec Group continues to operate the Occupational Safety and Health Policy, which it established based on an occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS)*, According to the policy, annual safety and health plans are developed. Relevant activities are carried out in accordance with the plans, which set targets and specific activities for individual priority actions. Activity results are evaluated by way of internal audit and management review to assist activities in the following fiscal year.

  • OSHMS:Stands for Occupational Safety and Health Management System. It is a voluntary management system operated by a business operator with an aim to improve the safety and health level of its business sites.

Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Policy

The Lintec Group revised the Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Policy in 2018, in response to the ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety published in the same year. In conjunction with this, we revised the Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Manual to provide an appropriate manual and regulations in conformity with the new ISO standard.
Mutual safety audits and fire prevention patrol activities are carried out at the corporate-wide level, while annual safety and health plans are developed at individual plants, which implement plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycles to improve safety activities. In April 2018, Lintec hosted a safety managers' meeting, where representatives from each plant in Japan shared information and opinions on safety activities. The Lintec Group will continue to promote activities for accident-free operation.

Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Policy

Overview of the Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Manual

Annual Safety and Health Plans

Each fiscal year, the Lintec Group formulates annual plans for safety and health activities. The plans indicate top management policies and set priority action items to realize the policies, including safety patrols, risk assessment*, and safety education. More specific activities and targets are set for the priority action items and are reflected in safety and health activities. The results of activities and the progress are reported in the monthly Safety and Health Committee meetings, and all members of the Committee engage in discussions on improvement. By implementing such PDCA cycles that lead to the next round of initiatives, the Lintec Group continues to step up its safety and health activities.

  • Risk assessment: Evaluating risks to set safety standards

Annual Safety and Health Plan

  • Meetings of the Safety and Health Committee
  • Patrols
  • Safety education
  • Safety training and drills
  • Inspection and measurement
  • Inspection planning
  • Measurement of work environment conditions
  • Medical checkups
  • Mental health
  • Internal audit
  • Management review

Safety and Health Committee and Health Committee

Every month, the Lintec Group plants in and outside Japan hold Safety and Health Committee meetings while the Head Office, Iidabashi Office, and Osaka Branch hold Health Committee meetings. Additionally, Lintec holds a corporate Safety Convention every year. The convention was held at the Tatsuno Plant in April 2018 and at the Mishima Plant in May 2019.

Committees on workplace safety and health
Committee Scope Activities
Safety and Health Committee Plants, Research Center
  • Implement plans
  • Share information, incl. disaster occurrence, safety education implementation status, facilities inspection results, feedback and improvements found during patrol
Health Committee Head Office and plants having a sales section
  • Discuss health, safe driving, and disaster prevention activities
Lintec Safety and Health Management System (excluding the head office and sales division)
Lintec Safety and Health Management System (excluding the head office and sales division)

Protection against high-incidence/high-risk diseases related to work duties

The Lintec Group's business unavoidably involves work duties posing high risks of causing disease. Recognizing this, we have established measures to protect employees engaged in such duties from health risks. At worksites where organic solvents are used, for instance, an organic solvent work chief is appointed to provide appropriate work instructions and the work environment is periodically monitored. Related workers are required to receive a special health examination in addition to the standard medical checkup. Measures have been developed for various other special duties carrying high health risks, such as employing legally qualified workers, installing protective equipment, and offering special health examinations.

Toward Zero Accidents Resulting in Absence from Work

In fiscal 2018, there was one serious accident involving a worker becoming caught. The number of days of absence from work significantly increased from the previous fiscal year.

Occurrence of accidents resulting in absence from work
FY FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Number of accidents resulting in absence from work 5 2 3
Number of days of absence from work 207 16 177
Location of accidents Lintec Corp., partner companies
Lintec Corp., partner companies
Lintec Corp., partner companies

One Million Accident-Free Hours Achieved

In June 2018, the Shingu Plant set a record of 3 million accident-free hours. The Mishima and Kumagaya plants achieved 2 million hours in July and September, respectively. This was followed by the Agatsuma and Chiba plants, which achieved 1 million hours in January and February 2019, respectively.

Fiscal 2018 accident-free hours achievements
(April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)
Date achieved Business site Achievement (hours)
2019 31-Mar Agatsuma Plant No accidents in the year
Tokyo Lintec Kako, Inc. No accidents in the year
Chiba Plant No accidents in the year
Shingu Plant (incl. Niihama) No accidents in the year

Regular Safety Council Meeting (Kumagaya Plant)

Safety conference at the Kumagaya Plant

Safety conference at the Kumagaya Plant

With the aim of preventing on-site accidents involving construction contractors, the Kumagaya Plant holds a periodic safety conference, in addition to safety meetings prior to each construction project. The conference is held in April, July and December every year, giving around 180 internal and external participants an opportunity to exchange opinions on a wide range of safety-related topics. This event chiefly aims to ensure adequate understanding of safety rules, and share information about accidents reported at other companies and safety-related issues identified at sites. The conference helps workers increase their understanding of rules and improve on-site conditions, thereby strengthening safety management.

Fiscal 2018 Construction Safety Conferences
Sites Number of conferences conducted Content Participants
Kumagaya Plant 3 Safety education 182
Komatsushima Plant 4 49
Mishima Plant, Doi Plant 2 116
Shingu Plant 1 39
Total 386

Top Management Patrols at Production Bases

President inspecting a clean room at Agatsuma Plant

President inspecting a clean room at Agatsuma Plant

Upholding the Safety First slogan, President Nishio carries out top management patrols by visiting and inspecting plants and research centers worldwide. He also talks with employees while touring production floors to check the progress of safety-first operations and implementation of the 5Ss. Each production site is taking various improving measures based on issues pointed out during these top management patrols, and creating comfortable workplaces.