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. For example, in addition to confirming whether any problems exist with respect to workplace brightness, temperature and humidity, air quality, noise, working space, and other factors, we also conduct regular stress checks for employees. 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.

Scope FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Number of occupational accident fatalities Employees of Group companies in Japan 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) *1 Employees of Group companies in Japan 3.0 *3 1.1 *3 1.4
Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR) *3 Employees of Group companies in Japan 0.0 *3 0.0 *3 0.0
  • *1 (Number of lost time injuries in the reporting period/total working hours) ×1,000,000
  • *2 (Number of work-related ill health cases /total working hours) ×1,000,000
  • *3 Received third-party verification.

Prevention of Occupational Injuries at Plants

The plants implement various measures to prevent occupational injuries, such as installation of safety covers at dangerous places, automatic stopping of equipment when dangerous actions are taken, installation of handrails, stepladders, and safety signs, non-slip treatment of floors, use of path markers, and use of helmets, safety glasses, and gloves by employees. Furthermore, Health and Safety Committee members conduct monthly patrols inside the plants to confirm safety and sanitary conditions in work processes. At Health and Safety Committee meetings, problem areas and dangerous behavior found during patrols are shared with the Committee members including plant director and safety measures are implemented. Suggestion boxes are also installed at each plant to enable employees to express their views. In addition, occupational injury prevention measures being implemented by the various Group companies are shared among Group companies in Japan and overseas to laterally deploy them.

Prevention of Vehicular Accidents

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

All employees assigned to sales departments undergo driving courses, and extra lessons are given to employees who have concerns about driving. We also provide training in driving on snowy roads to employees assigned to snowy areas who desire such training. Employees who caused 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.

  • *Employees of NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (including employees on temporary assignment to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, etc.)

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Measures

To ensure the safety of employees in the event of a disaster, various measures are taken at our business sites. For example, at NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS’s Tokyo and Osaka Head Offices, we have prepared food, drinking water, and other supplies as well as installed equipment such as private power generation facilities and rechargeable batteries to prepare for the case in which employees are forced to stay at head office buildings during a disaster. 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. At the same time, we recommend all employees to carry a leaflet—either in printed form or downloaded onto their smartphones—that summarizes actions to take in a disaster. We were recognized for the system we put in place to allow employees to stay at the office when a disaster occurs, and NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS was recognized as one of the model companies in Tokyo for promoting the prevention of employees from heading home all at once for 2018.

Furthermore, the WAVE,” the NISSIN FOODS Group’s R&D center, holds basic first-aid training sessions conducted by the Tokyo Fire Department at “the WAVE,” the Group’s R&D center, to increase the number of employees capable of administering first aid for injuries that occur due to feeling unwell or incidents arising from causes such as disasters—including earthquakes and fires—and illnesses. By the end of fiscal 2021, 161 employees—which is 50% of those working at the WAVE—completed the training, and we received a mark of commendation from the Tokyo Fire Department as encouragement for undergoing first aid training.