We are promoting various health and safety activities that are derived from our basic stance of giving the highest priority to protecting the safety and health of employees.
The Occupational Health and Safety Promotion Committee is held every year. The committee undertakes various initiatives, including sharing information on work-related accidents with group companies, issue reports on activities, and create health and safety plans.
In addition, the committee sets up subcommittees, trains employees to be in charge of promotion occupational safety and health activities, conducts technical reviews and mutual inspection tours. The committee also assists in the establishment of management systems at each Hitachi Construction Machinery Group companies and for acquisition of certification.
HCM and each of its Group companies have established their in-house Safety and Health Committee. These committees regularly hold discussions on information sharing and measures regarding occupational accidents and health and safety, and measures against serious incidents. HCM’s Safety and Health committee comprises members including a representative from the company’s labor union. This ensures that initiatives are carried out in a concerted effort involving both labor and management.
Thus far, things like the president’s messages have ranked health and safety as important administrative points. As well as ensuring all staff consistently place safety first, beginning in FY 2019 we have required that the process for formulating and approving fundamental policies include reporting to the executive committee. In this way, we are striving to strengthen communication with management.