Employee Relations (Safety and Health)
TDK Occupational Health and Safety Charter
TDK Occupational Health and Safety Charter
TDK occupational health and safety charter applies to every organization in the TDK Group worldwide.
- Basic Principle of Occupational Health and Safety
- In order for our employees to perform their duties under the best conditions, the TDK Group is committed to occupational health and safety management by working together to ensure a safe and healthy working environment as the primary responsibility of our business.
- Occupational Health and Safety Policy
- Based on the basic principle of occupational health and safety, the TDK Group shall enhance occupational health and safety actions that will enable the proper response to changes in production patterns, new technology, and working environment, in order to promote "zero" risk in the workplace and prevent job-related injury and ill health with the participation of all employees.
- We shall provide necessary management resources and assure continual improvement in the occupational health and safety management system and related performance which shall be reviewed regularly or as necessary.
- We shall establish voluntary standards for improving our management system to comply with all regulations and other agreements relating to occupational health and safety.
- We shall continuously reduce risks by evaluating risks arising from hazards, setting objectives, and making efforts to minimize risks within the scope of our activities.
- We shall build a framework for achieving the effective functioning of the occupational health and safety management system with clearly defined responsibilities.
- We shall educate and train each level of employee to enhance all employees' comprehension and awareness in making a safe and healthy working environment.
- We shall respect employees' opinions concerning occupational health and safety through effective communication, and provide necessary information and assistance to suppliers and subcontractors about occupational health and safety while they are on TDK premises.
- We shall improve the work environment and assist toward employees' health maintenance and enhancement of employees livelihood by promoting "physical and mental health" as essential elements for employees' wellbeing.
-- This Safety and Hygiene Charter shall be disclosed to any person upon request. --
Established July 1, 2003
Revised April 1, 2011 (Rev. 4)
Promoting a Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
TDK has established an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (TDK OHSMS) as an effective way to reduce latent risks and hazards at the workplace and create a safe and healthy work environment. This system is also seen to contribute to efficiency and productivity and to enhanced product quality. It has been implemented at all TDK sites in Japan.
In the belief that continuous activities to reduce risks stemming from danger factors in the workplace form a safe and hygienic workplace environment and lead to not only better work and productivity but also stable quality, TDK has established the TDK Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and is conducting activities at all its sites in Japan.
In addition, the Safety & Environment Office?which plays a key role at TDK on OHSMS?and 23 facilities in Japan, have acquired OHSAS 18001* certification. This certification has also been acquired by 17 sites outside of Japan (as of April 1, 2012).
- * OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series created by an international consortium as standard specifications for managing health and safety in the workplace. The consortium consists of standards associations and evaluation organizations in Ireland, South Africa, and Britain.
≫ For a list of OHSAS 18001 certified sites, click here.
OHSAS 18001 certificate of conformance
Strengthening of Management Policies Through Introduction of "Residual Risk Management"
In order to further consolidate the risk-reduction measures in TDK's OHSMS activities, TDK has established a residual risk* management method, which it links to the prevention of accidents caused by human factors through continuous implementation, including education and training.
- * Residual risk is remaining risk after the implementation of risk-reduction measures.
Employee Health Management
To keep our staff healthy, we conduct physical examinations of employees on a regular basis. Furthermore, we have industrial physicians, health maintenance technicians, and dentists on staff at our major locations, creating an environment in which employees can address their health concerns and have dental checkups on an everyday basis. Also, the employee health insurance union has arranged for an outside service that offers telephone health consultations 24 hours a day.
In the Akita region, the company is implementing a Total Health Promotion (THP) Plan, mainly through its health management centers. Through this program, which offers employees health guidance and exercise programs tailored to their individual needs, we are boosting awareness of health-related matters, such as the importance of exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle.
- Mental Health Care
- Besides regular health management, we take an active interest in mental health issues, a subject that has become a focus of social concern in recent years. Since FY 2009, we have implemented a "return to the workplace support program" which includes measures to facilitate rehabilitation and enable a smooth transition for returning employees.
Also, to make counseling more accessible, we have established mental health consultation centers staffed by specialists at major locations, and we hold periodic seminars for employees concerning mental health.
TDK will continue to conduct stress checks and mental health related training programs for its employees.