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Occurrence of Occupational Accidents

Occurrence of Occupational Accidents

Number and Frequency of Occupational Accidents with Temporary Incapacity for Work

The Oji Group aims to eliminate occupational injuries by taking initiatives for achieving zero serious injuries and deaths under the basic philosophy of "safety as our absolute top priority."

Number of Accidents Resulting in Lost Work Hours

Since 2017, we have had the "achievement of no fatal or serious accidents" as a priority objective and the entire Oji Group has been working to achieve it. We have not achieved it yet.
The numbers of industrial accidents that occurred across the entire Group* for the most recent years (including accidents at non-consolidated affiliates) are as follows:

2019

There were 68 industrial accidents (43 in Japan, 25 overseas).
Compared with 2018, the number of accidents at the domestic cooperative companies decreased (from 27 to 12), but the number of industrial accidents at overseas group companies increased (from 14 to 25), resulting in a three-accident decrease in the total of domestic and overseas accidents.

In addition, there were four fatal accidents: two in Japan (one employee, one contractor who enters facilities temporarily), and two overseas (one employee, one contractor who enters facilities temporarily).

2020

There were 57 industrial accidents (44 in Japan, 13 overseas).
Compared with 2019, the number of industrial accidents at overseas group companies decreased (from 25 to 13), but the number of industrial accidents at domestic cooperative companies increased slightly (from 43 to 44), resulting in an 11-accident decrease in the total of domestic and overseas accidents.

In addition, there were four fatal accidents: two in Japan (one employee, one contractor who enters facilities temporarily), and two overseas (one employee, one contractors who enters facilities temporarily).

Moving forward, the entire Group will strive to eliminate fatal and serious accidents and to prevent accidents similar to those that have repeatedly occurred by sharing information and working with the safety departments of each internal division/lead company.

  • *Industrial accidents:
  • Employees and cooperative companies - Fatal accidents and accidents resulting in at least one day of lost work
  • Contractors who enter facilities temporarily - Fatal accidents

The number of accidents resulting in lost work hours excludes accidents at overseas group companies that are determined to be at the level of accidents accompanied by injuries without lost work days in Japan (2018: 26 accidents, 2019: 22 accidents, 2020: 24 accidents) in order to compare the domestic and overseas safety level.

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate within the Oji Group has continuously declined since 2016, falling to 0.88 in 2019 and 0.80 in 2020. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Survey on Industrial Accidents (businesses with at least 100 employees), in 2019, the rate in the manufacturing industry was 1.20 and the rate in the pulp, paper, and paper processing manufacturing industry was 1.94. (The rate in 2020 has not been released as of March 25.)

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate
  • *(1)Period covered: January 1 to December 31
  • (2)The frequency rate is an indicator of the frequency of occupational accidents as the number of fatalities and injuries (fatal accidents and accidents resulting in at least one day of lost work) caused by occupational accidents per one million working hours.
    Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) = (Number of occupational accident casualties ÷ Total working hours) × 1,000,000
  • (3)Total working hours are calculated based on the number of group company employees (regular employees and temporary / non-regular employees) as of the end of September every year, assuming the annual working hours per person is 2,000 hours.