Initiatives at Plants of Building Components

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives

Initiatives in Japan

Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.’s basic policy is to move “from zero accidents to zero danger.” Its goal is to achieve zero occupational injuries by nipping danger in the bud. To achieve this, Sumitomo Forestry Crest began operating an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) in July 2012, and acquired OHSAS 18001 certification in February 2013. Through repeating the PDCA management cycle with near-miss incident reports submitted voluntarily by employees and sharing opinions through small-circle activities at each workplace, efforts are being made to reduce risks while engaging in production. There were no occupational injuries in fiscal 2017.

Number of Occupational Injuries in the Manufacture of Wooden Building Materials

FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
5 0 0 1 0

* The number of work-related accidents resulting in payment of compensation benefits for absence from work in accordance with the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act is disclosed.

Safety Patrols and Risk Assessments

Each plant of Sumitomo Forestry Crest regularly conducts safety patrols at the workplace with the goal to move “from zero accidents to zero danger”. Any sign of danger discovered in these patrols is immediately addressed with safety measures to prevent that risk from being realized.

Furthermore, Sumitomo Forestry Crest is committed to ensuring the safety of its workplaces, by identifying operations and facilities at risk, such as of workers getting caught in machinery, and by focusing on reducing those risks.

A safety patrol

Safety patrol

Overseas Initiatives

The Sumitomo Forestry Group are strengthening safety measures at overseas manufacturing companies* where the number of occupational injuries increased in fiscal 2015 year and has introduced measures that include the adoption of zero accident procedures (risk prediction training and risk assessment) in Indonesia where its manufacturing sites are concentrated. We also implemented safety promotion procedures at other preceding group companies.

Risk prediction training for local employees at Indonesian manufacturers

Risk prediction training for local employees at Indonesian manufacturers

* Six consolidated companies: Nelson Pine Industries, Kutai Timber Indonesia, AST Indonesia, Sinar Rimba Pasifik, Canyon Creek Cabinet, and Vina Eco Board

Number of Occupational Injuries in the Manufacture of Wood Building Materials

FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
13 6 18 16 23

* Indicates the number of injuries eligible for compensation benefits for a temporary absence from work under the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act of Japan.

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