Occupational Health and Safety : Performance Evaluation

Incidence of Occupational Accidents and Responses

Disabling Injury Frequency Rate*1
(Number of accidents that require time off from work per one million working hours)

(Number of accidents / one million working hours) Electric, machinery and equipment manufacturing industry average: 2014 / 0.41, 2015 / 0.54, 2016 / 0.51, 2017 / 0.45, 2018 / 0.58, Panasonic Group*2: 2014 / 0.15, 2015 / 0.18, 2016 / 0.12, 2017 / 0.17, 2018 / 0.14, Panasonic Corporation: 2014 / 0.14, 2015 / 0.09, 2016 / 0.14, 2017 / 0.15, 2018 / 0.08, 2020 Target (0.10)

Severity Rate*1
(Proportion of time lost per 1,000 hours of total working hours)

(Number of accidents / one million working hours) Electric, machinery and equipment manufacturing industry average: 2014 / 0.01, 2015 / 0.03, 2016 / 0.05, 2017 / 0.02, 2018 / 0.02, Panasonic Group*2: 2014 / 0.007, 2015 / 0.004, 2016 / 0.054, 2017 / 0.004, 2018 / 0.005, Panasonic Corporation: 2014 / 0.006, 2015 / 0.006, 2016 / 0.107, 2017 / 0.004, 2018 / 0.005

Source: Research on Occupational Accident Trends (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Number of Fatal Accidents (Global)*3

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

0

0

1
(Japan: An employee)

0

1
(Overseas: A local employee)

*1 Excludes employees stationed overseas, temporary employees, and onsite contractor employees
*2 The period from 2014–2017 excludes PanaHome, while 2018 includes it. The data also exclude temporary employees and onsite contractor employees.
*3 Includes employees stationed overseas, temporary employees, and onsite contractor employees

Panasonic aims to get its groupwide disabling injury frequency rate—which annually falls below the machinery and electronics manufacturing industry benchmarks—down to 0.10 in 2020.
Its severity rate also annually falls below these industry benchmarks, except in 2016, when there was one case of death in Japan after an employee was caught in the equipment.