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Updated on September 7, 2016

Global Workplace Injury Statistics

Since fiscal 2001, Sony has employed a data collection system to gather annual occupational health and safety data in the countries and regions in which it has operations. Sony analyzes these statistics to gain an understanding of circumstances and trends in terms of country/region, accident, injury/illness, cause, and the related practices of Sony Group companies, in order to help prevent recurrences.
  • Workplace Accident Frequency Rates*1
  • *1
    Figures for Sony refer to the frequency rate of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work at the Sony Group’s manufacturing and logistics sites in Japan. Figures for the manufacturing industry and the electronics manufacturing industry are based on Fiscal 2015 Survey on Industrial Accidents published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Workplace Accident Statistics in Japan
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of accidents 28 32 23 35
Number of accidents causing absence from work 1 5 3 4
Number of lost workdays 3 96 122 150
Number of man-days idle 2 79 101 123
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work 0.032 0.088 0.103 0.138
Accident severity rate 0.000 0.001 0.004 0.005
Number of deaths 0 0 0 0
Scope of data: 33 sites (excluding non-manufacturing sites)
Reference:
Comparative Statistics for Fiscal 2015
Average frequency rate in Japan: 1.61 for all industries, 1.06 for all manufacturing industries, 0.54 for the electronics manufacturing industry
Average severity rate in Japan: 0.07 for all industries, 0.06 for all manufacturing industries, 0.02 for the electronics manufacturing industry.
Source: Fiscal 2015 survey on workplace accident trends (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan)
Workplace Accident Statistics outside Japan
  2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of accidents 380 378 377 127
Number of accidents causing absence from work 122 156 120 83
Number of lost workdays 2,654 2,671 1,518 1,143
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work 0.826 1.153 1.109 0.690
Workplace accident severity rate 0.017 0.019 0.014 0.009
Number of deaths 0 0 0 0
Scope of data: 32 sites (excluding non-manufacturing sites)
Formulas:
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work = Number of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000,000
Accident severity rate: Number of lost workdays ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000
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