Social Report

Together with Employees (Safety and Disaster Prevention)

The Lintec Group continues to operate the Occupational Safety and Health Policy, which it established based on ISO 45001. 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.

  • ISO 45001: International standard for occupational health and safety management systems

Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Policy

In 2018, the Lintec Group established the Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Policy and revised the Lintec Occupational Safety and Health Manual in conformity with the ISO 45001 standard.
Each plant creates an annual safety and health plan every year based on the Plant Safety and Health Policy and carries out activities according to the plan. The activity status is checked by the Safety and Health Committee and mutual audit, and is also subjected to management review.
The Safety and Health Management System has been established, and the Safety and Health Committee and the Health Committee each hold a monthly meeting. Employee representatives attend these meetings to consult with employer representatives on issues related to safety and health. Proceedings are prepared for each meeting in order to share the results of the consultation sessions with other employees.
Also, internal audits are performed on systems that target employees at eight plants in Japan, the Research & Development Div, Tokyo Lintec Kako, Inc., and representatives of partner companies assigned to work full-time at the above sites.
In 2020, Lintec created a program for "Creating a Culture of Safety and Health" to provide an easy-to-understand guide to its safety and health activities. Using this and based on the Four Lintec Safety Principles, we will promote four pillars of safety and health activities to foster Lintec’s safety and health culture.

Lintec Safety and Health Management System (excluding the head office and Sales division)

Lintec Safety and Health Management System (excluding the head office and salesdivision)
  • Four plants: Agatsuma, Kumagaya, Tastuno, and Mishima

Creating Culture of Safety and Health at Lintec


Creating Culture of Safety and Health at Lintec

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
  • Risk assessment safety education
  • Training plan
  • Inspection planning
  • Measurement of work environment conditions
  • Medical checkups
  • Mental health
  • Internal audit
  • Management review

In cooperation with the Tokyo Stationery Industry Health Insurance Society, which Lintec belongs to, the company holds periodic medical checkups. Based on the analysis of the results, each site offers follow-up testing and personal health guidance to employees if necessary.
We have established a system that provides all employees with opportunities to obtain mental health checkups conducted by HOKENDOHJINSHA Inc., and offers online services for physical and mental health consultation.

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 (currently Bunkyo Kasuga Office), Osaka Branch Office, and other business sites having sales departments convene Health Committee meetings. Each of these meetings are attended by representatives of the labor union.
Matters concerning overall safety and health, including statutory matters, are discussed by the committees, and we make it a rule to seek employee input. Regarding the outcomes of the committee meetings, the head of each site has the responsibility and authority to make the final decision. Thus, the company ensures full representation of employees in committee meetings.
After Safety and Health Committee and Health Committee meetings conducted at each business site, employee's opinions submitted at these events are recorded in the proceedings, and relevant information is communicated to all employees.

Committees on workplace safety and health

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Committee Invitees 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

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 2021, there were two accidents resulting in absences from work: getting caught in machinery and getting caught between objects.
The rate of lost-worktime injuries and the occupational accident severity rate for all of Lintec and its applicable partner companies combined were 0.37 and 0.0078, respectively.

Occurrence of accidents resulting in absence from work

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FY FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Number of accidents resulting in absence from work 4 1 2
Number of days of absence from work 315 3 52
Location of accidents Lintec Corp.,
Partner companies
Partner companies Lintec Corp.,

The company identifies hazards (potential risk factors for serious damage) through risk assessment programs. Regarding the accident that occurred in fiscal 2021, no such factors were identified from risk assessment results.

One Million Accident-Free Hours Achieved

In fiscal 2021, the following plants set milestone records for accident-free hours: 1.5 million hours at the Chiba Plant in April 2021, four million hours at the Shingu Plant in July 2021, one million hours at the Ina Technology Center in September 2021, three million hours at the Kumagaya Plant in December 2021, and two million hours at the Mishima Plant in February 2022.

Fiscal 2021 accident-free hours achievements (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022)

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Date achieved Business site
2022 Mar. Kumagaya Plant
Chiba Plant
Shingu Plant (incl. Niihama)
Ina Technology Center
Mishima Plant

Regular Safety Council Meeting (Kumagaya Plant)

With the aim of preventing on-site accidents involving construction contractors, the Kumagaya Plant holds a periodic safety conference three times a year, inviting representatives of the contractors. In fiscal 2020, in response to the COVID-19 situation, we made changes to the conference plan in order to run the relevant programs. Specifically, the in-person meetings scheduled at the plant were cancelled, and instead written materials were sent to each company to ask for implementation of appropriate measures to ensure on-site safety and COVID-19 outbreak control. Similar steps were taken at other plants, where in-person meetings were cancelled, documents were sent to contractors to promote their awareness, and training was provided within individual companies.
The Plant performs periodic risk assessments in order to identify and eliminate hazardous factors and minimize risks, as well as conducting ad hoc assessments in times of emergency, for the installation of equipment, and for other events.

Fiscal 2021 Construction Safety Conferences

In fiscal 2021, in response to the COVID-19 situation, we made changes to conference plans in order to run the relevant programs, specifically cancelling in-person meetings, sending documents to contractors to promote their awareness, and providing training within individual companies.

Top Management Patrols at Production Bases

In fiscal 2021, the president's top management patrol was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be reinstated in fiscal 2022. Lintec will enhance risk assessment, continue to take improvement measures for safety-related issues, and make efforts to completely eliminate accidents at each site.

Disaster Control in BCMS

For disaster prevention and mitigation, the Lintec Group practices group-wide BCMS activities based on ISO22301, and conducts risk assessments, placing top priority on saving human lives. All Lintec sites examine their operations and facilities to identify, analyze and assess risks of damage that may be caused by different types of disasters. It is stipulated in the corporate-wide BCMS activity rules that if it is found that disaster control in a site is not sufficient, the site should plan and take sufficient measures. Moreover, the concreteness and validity of these disaster control measures are checked and improved by carrying out disaster drills.

  • ISO22301: An international standard for BCMS that a corporation or organization should follow in establishing and effectively operating a system to prepare for earthquake, fire, trouble in the IT system, financial crisis, bankruptcy of supplier, pandemic, or other natural disaster or accident.