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CSR Charter ⅤManagement Policy for Human Growth

Improving Occupational Health and Safety

Principle and Outline

Convinced that ensuring safety and maintaining/improving physical and mental health are fundamental to all its operations, the Daigas Group has stipulated in the “Daigas Group Code of Conduct” that efforts to promote health should be made in order to prevent industrial accidents, a key element in creating a workplace in which people can work with peace of mind.

In keeping with the Code of Conduct, we have been complying with relevant laws and ordinances as well as formulating our own “Daigas Group Safety & Health Promotion Regulations” and “Osaka Gas Safety & Health Management Regulations”, and the Group as a whole and its partner companies have been working together to improve safety and health levels.

The Group has also established an “Daigas Group Health & Safety Council” to examine measures and share information on preventing industrial accidents and safeguarding/improving health.

Organization of Health and Safety Management at Osaka Gas

Organization of Health and Safety Management at Osaka Gas

Preventing Injury in the Workplace

Promoting safety and health management activities based on OSHMS

Osaka Gas has been systematically and meticulously undertaking activities aimed at preventing workplace accidents with establishing the "Osaka Gas Health and Safety Action Plan" based on the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS), which was established by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Based on the Plan, each organization of Osaka Gas is working on reducing the number of incidents leading to absence from work due to workplace accidents to zero.

The Plan, consisting of three priority themes—prevention of transportation-related accidents, prevention of general work accidents, and prevention of accidents through collaboration with business partners—is designed to enhance the level of workplace safety by implementing improvement measures under the PCDA (plan-do-check-action) cycle.

Each Daigas Group company is working on establishing the PCDA cycle to improve safety and health-enhancement activities in accordance with each company's safety and health situation while maintaining the current safety and sanitary management system and in line with the Daigas Group's Basic Safety and Health-Improvement Plan (FY2018—FY2021).

Goals for FY2020

Goals
Accident causing absence (Osaka Gas, other party) 0
Accident causing no absence Osaka Gas Negligence 0
Other party 0

“Accident Indices” for evaluating safety activities

If an industrial accident occurs at Osaka Gas, the Company division concerned investigates and identifies the cause and takes measures to prevent a reoccurrence. The case is shared company-wide through a portal or other means, to ensure that similar accidents will not occur.

To assess safety activities at each workplace, we also use the “Accident Indices,” which uses a unique formula to calculate the degree of the accident in terms of seriousness and impact. The “Accident Indices” was created to establish a common, company-wide standard for labor accidents in all business segments, from gas processing and supply to sales.

Also, we honor organizations that meet their prescribed accident index targets to recognize their efforts as well as to raise awareness.

Daigas Group road safety efforts

Class at an on-site driver training center

Class at an on-site driver training center

The Daigas Group and its partners use a large fleet of vehicles in their work. We implement unique measures to ensure that all our vehicle operators master reliable driving skills and improve driving manners, so that everyone in the community can trust the Daigas Group's commitment to safe driving.

The Safe Driving Training Center run by Osaka Gas offers safe driving education with a focus on practical training, and we are seeking to extend safe driving” practices throughout the Daigas Group to improve safety across the Group as a whole. In FY2019, a total of 3,784 employees from 38 companies, including Osaka Gas, took part in this safe driving program.

The Osaka Gas intranet and email are used to share and disseminate information across the Group as a whole to reduce accidents.

Prevention of fall-related accidents through health-enhancement physical training

Scene of squat exercises, part of a health-enhancement physical training program being conducted before the start of the day's workig

Scene of squat exercises, part of
a health-enhancement physical training program
being conducted before the start of the day's work

Exercise instruction at time of health check

Exercise instruction at time of health check

Older workers have come to constitute a larger portion of the entire working population at the Daigas Group, resulting in an increase in the number of accidents involving workers on duty, including stumbling. Given these circumstances, the Group introduced a unique health-enhancement physical training program company-wide in FY2018. Instead of stretching, a main menu item under the previous training program, the new program focuses on muscle-reinforcement physical exercise and body trunk training, such as squatting and standing on one leg. The primary aim of the program is to prevent labor-related accidents involving older workers. However, it is also designed to make it easier for many other workers, including young workers, to participate, given the fact that the obesity rate remains at a high level among male workers.

Proper instruction in how to perform exercises started being given together with health checks in FY2019 to ensure that people continued to do the exercises.

Joint safety activities with partners

Safety & Health Monthly Report

Safety & Health Monthly Report

Osaka Gas works closely with affiliates and partners at the sites of gas business activities. In particular, we strive to boost the level of safety by working closely with our partners through a Health and Safety Promotion Council to exchange safety-related information and hold a range of training and safety activities.

The Council, with 82 member companies, primarily in the manufacturing sector, promotes voluntary safety and health activities, with the goal of zero lost-time injury. As a key activity, the Council has designated a disaster prevention month in both the first half and second half of the year, during which we conduct safety patrols jointly with them. It also issues a Safety & Health Monthly Report that provides useful information for company efforts in preventing workplace accidents and promoting employee health.

At piping works, we work with partner companies in organizing exercise sessions to enhance physical performance and prevent accidents involving older workers falling from, or tipping over, stepladders.

Safety patrol with partner

Safety patrol with partner

Maintaining and Improving Health

Regular health checkups and health guidance

Health checkup at Osaka Gas Group Health Development Center

Health checkup at Daigas Group Health
Development Center

Osaka Gas holds regular health checkups as required by law and all employees expected to take them had planned checkups at Daigas Group Health Development Center. Checkup results are given to the person the same day, and follow-ups with an industrial physician provide individual advice on nutrition, exercise, rest, and other lifestyle habits. This promotes early detection and prevention of illnesses.

Health checkups and health counseling are also offered to employees at Osaka Gas affiliates, and in FY2019 8,301 employees of 32 companies underwent health checkups.

Promotion of measures to prevent lifestyle-related diseases

Health condition sheet based on which advice will be given to young employees to help maintain and enhance their health

Health condition sheet based on
which advice will be given to young
employees to help maintain and
enhance their health

Employees aged 40 or older undergo medical examination for designated diseases. Special health guidance and advice will be provided by Osaka Gas and its Health Insurance Union to employees who have already contracted "metabolic syndrome" or are likely to develop the disease. The program is intended to prevent employees from developing lifestyle-related diseases while alleviating the severity of symptoms if they have already suffered from such disease.

In FY2019, in addition to individual follow-ups to the health checks, we created a health-oriented daily flip calendar so that more employees, including young people, will become aware of improving their lifestyle habits. Other means for distributing health-related information include a company newsletter.

Furthermore, to enhance awareness among young employees of their risks of contracting lifestyle-related diseases in the future deriving from high blood pressure and excess blood glucose, Osaka Gas analyzes the results of their latest health checkups, based on which a health condition sheet to be distributed to each employee will be compiled. In the sheet, each employee will be shown his/her probability of developing lifestyle-related diseases within seven years and a comparison with the average probability for all employees who underwent the checkup. The Company will use the results when it gives advice to young employees to help maintain and enhance their health.

As these measures show, Osaka Gas is working on enhancing workers' consciousness toward health from the early life stage, with the aim of reducing their risks of contracting lifestyle-related diseases in the future.

Health-oriented daily flip calendar

Health-oriented daily flip calendar

Promotion of measures to enhance mental health

Interview with employees in their second year of work regarding stress

Interview with employees in their
second year of work regarding
stress

The Daigas Group provides mental health training to newly appointed managers and supervisors, both of whom are charged with monitoring and observing the mental health condition of the employees working under them (“line care”). In FY2019, 16 training sessions were held for all managers, including those who had received training in the past as newly appointed managers, to provide the basic knowledge needed for line care and to clarify their roles and responsibilities as managers in this regard. A total of 800 people participated in the training, including managers at our affiliates. In FY2020, we plan to conduct mental health training pertaining especially to cases mentioned in post-training questionnaires.

As for “self mental care”—mental care by workers themselves—all employees are interviewed about their mental health conditions during regular medical checkups. If excessive stress is suspected among workers in such interviews, necessary advice will be given to them. Such workers will be also recommended to see mental health doctors. These measures are part of Osaka Gas's efforts to detect mental disorders of its employees at an early stage and follow up on their problems continuously.

In addition, the Company interviews employees in their second year of work, a category of workers most susceptible to work stress, to check if their work is too stressful. The interview is meant to find employees having trouble adjusting to their work at an early time and prevent them from contracting stress-related illness. If employees with high stress level are discovered, Osaka Gas will take appropriate measures jointly with the employees supervising them.

Osaka Gas has conducted stress checks on employees, which became mandatory at companies under the law enforced in December 2015. By analyzing the results of the checkups, the Company has stepped up efforts to improve its work environment.

To prevent illness deriving from excessive labor, doctors hired by Osaka Gas will conduct medical examinations on employees whose working hours have exceeded a certain level.

Helping employees manage and maintain their health

Medical staff hired by the Daigas Group visit its business offices to provide health education to employees. This measure is designed to create a working environment that ensures workers' health and comfort, and encourages them to work on enhancing their health on their own.

We are providing employees with health management information via the Health Development Center website.

Trainings by Occupational Safety and Health Staff (FY2019)

No. of trainings No. of participants Description
10 474 Measures to prevent heat stroke, prevent mental imbalances, and improve oral hygiene

Osaka Gas Recognized as an Outstanding Organization for Health & Productivity Management (Two Consecutive Years)

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In February 2019, Osaka Gas was certified as a “Health and Productivity Management ‘White 500’ Company for 2019” (large enterprise category) under the commendation system introduced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi to recognize companies for actively engaging in employee health management. This is the second straight year Osaka Gas has been awarded this certification.

The “White 500” award is intended to encourage business corporations to establish a work environment in which companies active in managing their employees' health—from business and strategic viewpoints—can be commended socially. Osaka Gas was recognized under the commendation system for the series of health-enhancement measures listed above.

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