Honda's approach to occupational health and safety
"No safety, no production": that's Honda's policy. Respect for the individual is one of the basic tenets of the Honda philosophy. Along with workplace safety and traffic safety, Honda considers ensuring the mental and physical health of associates to be one of its most important responsibilities. Besides making these views explicit in its basic policy on occupational health and safety, Honda engages in initiatives designed to ensure that its workplaces are among the safest and most comfortable in the industry.
Creating safer workplaces
In addition to implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System to help prevent occupational accidents, Honda is involved in activities including practicing risk assessment, enhancing health and safety education, and raising associates' safety awareness. In FY2010, we began strengthening measures to ensure workplace safety, focusing on preventing accidents in the workplace, minimizing traffic accidents, and preventing occupational illness. We're setting the bar high on workplace safety and applying the entire organization's resources to achieve the goal of good health for all. We offer training to a wide range of associates, including new employees, through a health and safety education system that has been designed with the goal of increasing individual associates' knowledge and awareness of health and safety. Due to an increasing trend in the number of occupational accidents in fiscal 2012 resembling accidents such as falls and missteps that occur in everyday life, we are pursuing a program of recurrence prevention activities with a focus on such accidents in fiscal 2013.