As Safety Day/Month 2018 approaches, I want to remind everyone why DENSO is so committed to safety in the workplace. Forty-nine years ago, on September 8, there was an explosion at our ANJO facility that ultimately resulted in the tragic deaths of six DENSO associates.
Ever since, DENSO has made safety the foundation of everything we do. We are creating products and technologies that are advancing driver safety for everyone, but, just as important, we aim to set the industry standard in workplace safety for all our employees. This is why it is imperative that within our R&D Engineering team we have a continuous safety mindset.
What I mean by this is that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you are conscious of your safety and the safety of your co-workers. That you’re thinking about how to protect yourself and others. In an office, in a test lab, in our parking lot, in a manufacturing plant or at a customer site, we all must take ownership to ensure the safety for ourselves and those around us.
At DENSO, we implement safety processes and best practices, follow global safety standards, and require extensive training and reporting, but I believe in my heart that our associates keeping a continuous safety mindset is one of our greatest differentiators. Knowing we’re all coming to a safe place to work is what motivates us to continue to help shape a future where people can enjoy freedom of mobility with peace of mind.
In honor of Safety Day/Month on September 8, please consider how you can continuously promote safety for you and your associates every day. If you witness a dangerous or unsafe working environment, please communicate that immediately to your colleagues and supervisor.
Senior Vice President of Engineering, DIAM