Prevention of Occupational Accidents

Commitment to Occupational Safety and Health

In accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act, the NISSIN FOODS Group is committed to creating a work environment where employees can work safely and with peace of mind. We confirm whether any problems exist with respect to workplace lighting levels, temperature and humidity, air quality, noise, working space, and other factors and conduct employee stress checks. Also, at monthly meetings of the Health and Safety Committee held at each worksite, management and labor representatives discuss measures to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of occupational accidents, employee health promotion, and other matters.

Number of Occupational Injuries
FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
No. of lost-time injuries 2 6 13 29
No. of no-lost-time injuries 8 21 23 12
  • *Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, etc.)

Prevention of Occupational Injuries at Plants

The plants implement various measures to prevent occupational injuries, such as installation of handrails and stepladders, installation of safety covers at dangerous places, use of non-slip floor coatings, use of path markers, installation of safety signs, and use of helmets, safety glasses, and gloves by employees. Health and Safety Committee members conduct monthly patrols inside the plants to confirm safety and sanitary conditions in work processes and share information about problem areas and dangerous behavior and consider safety measures with the plant managers at Health and Safety Committee meetings. Also, a suggestion box has been installed at each plant to enable the employees to express their views.

Occupational injury prevention measures are shared among the Group companies. For instance, plastic helmets for head protection worn under work caps have been introduced at NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NICKY FOODS, and TAKAMATSU NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS. In fiscal 2017, fire broke out at a NISSIN FOODS DO BRAZIL plant when a charging connector caught fire. In response to this accident, we recommended that the plants of consolidated overseas subsidiaries and equity-method affiliates attach reinforcement covers to charging connectors. In addition, these plants are introducing sprinklers, alarm bells, fire extinguishers, fire hoses, fire detectors, and other firefighting facilities in accordance with the NISSIN FOODS Group’s fire prevention standards.

Prevention of Vehicular Accidents

We provide safety awareness measures for sales employees who drive vehicles at work. We post publicity posters at each worksite during May and November, designated traffic safety reinforcement months.

We have new employees concerned about driving attend driving courses when they take up their positions at their assigned workplaces. We also provide training in driving on snowy roads to employees assigned to snowy areas who desire training. Employees who cause traffic accidents are required to take safe driving skills courses.

We also utilize automatic brake systems, rear view monitors, and drive recorders to help employees drive safely, and these systems are being introduced as needed at NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, MYOJO FOODS, NISSIN CISCO, and NISSIN YORK.

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Measures

Earthquake drill at R&D center

We take various measures to ensure the safety of employees in the event of a disaster. To prepare for the case in which employees are forced to stay at worksites following a disaster, we have prepared food, drinking water, and other supplies and secured private power generation facilities and rechargeable batteries. We have also introduced an Internet based safety confirmation system to enable all employees to promptly report the safety of themselves and their families to the company and require all employees to carry a leaflet that summarizes actions to take in a disaster.

At the R&D center, we are holding basic first-aid training sessions conducted by the Tokyo Fire Department to increase the number of employees capable of administering first aid. We plan to have all employees complete the training during fiscal 2020 by having some 100 employees, one third of the total, undergo this training each year.