Approach toward employees

Health and Sanitation System

Daido Steel continuously implements the health and sanitation program for employees in cooperation with Medical institutions and the health insurance association.

Health Guidance System

Daido Steel is promoting the health and sanitation activities as well as good health of workers, using a staff of industrial health insurance experts. Clinics are set up at core business sites, where so-called health keepers take measures to reduce low-back pain and provide guidance to all employees after regular health check-ups.

In collaboration with the health insurance association, a health promotion program is being implemented through a variety of activities such as walking events, and diet education involving the introduction of healthy menus and a balanced diet.


AEDand Emergency Lifesaving Training Course

Daido Steel has set up AED (Automated External Defibrillator) equipment at 11 work facilities and provides lifesaving courses for staff members.

AED*(Automated External Defibrillator): This medical equipment is designed to restore heart activity by administering an electric shock.

Work-Life Harmonization

Daido Steel considers that the development of the company is closely linked with the fact that each employee who maintains a work-life balance brings about a positive cycle of a fulfilling work and home life. With that aim in mind, Daido Steel incorporates various systems to improve the work environment.

Education for Employees

There is a Japanese saying which means that people make companies and the companies motivate the people to work, which sums up Daido’s thinking. Daido Steel regards employee education as an important tool to help each of them to become a professional or expert in his or her assigned job and to this end creates various unique training programs designed for new hires to supervisory employees to acquire the frame of mind and skills necessary for each job. Daido Steel is also improving conditions and environments for the growth of individual employees.

Education for Contract Employees

Daido Steel implements training programs for each work grade. Before promotion, contract employees receive enhanced training to acquire the ability needed for the next potential job grade. This training is a part of the personnel system and is required for promotion. This system is designed for contract employees to be able to smoothly execute their work after promotion.

Educational System to Nurture “Monozukuri” Professionals

Daido Steel is proud of its technology and quality, which is based on its focus on monozukuri. In order to maintain and improve this focus, Daido Steel has training programs organized and systematically implemented according to employee assignment. In line with the Company slogan of “nurturing the individuals on whose shoulders the 21st century rests”, Daido Steel provides new employees with a one-year education program at Daido Steel Technical Training School, where they acquire qualifications and broader knowledge through not only specialized professional education, but also body and mind education to form their personality.


At Daido Steel, there is a universal recognition between management and employees that happiness comes from safety and health, which is based on a fundamental principle of the company that employees are treasures and assets, through cooperation between management and employees. Daido Steel also focuses on devising effective schemes for natural disaster prevention.

Security Management System

Daido Steel always has the security management system ready for action. This system, led by a vice president has the capability to provide company-wide support. The Department of Safety Promotion functions as the compass for the entire Company and at the same time exhibits cross-divisional coordination capability based on the fundamental principle of safety first. The Department of Safety Promotion is working on improving hardware and software used on work sites and developing safety-assist technology in coordination with on-site safety teams.

Safety and sanitation events are organized throughout the year with the participation of members of management, with the labor union and management jointly promoting safety and sanitation activities.

Safety record


Daido Steel’s accident rate in manufacturing is lower than the average for the entire industry, and for the steel industry has remained especially low and stable (See graph). The Daido Steel Group has an excellent track record, even in the steel industry.

In the 51st Japan Iron and Steel Federation Iron and Steel Safety Awards for 2010, Daido Steel’s Hoshizaki Plant and Shibukawa Plant received a Superior Performance Award, while our Kawasaki Plant, Tsukiji Techno-Center, Chita Plant and Oji Plant earned the Award for Excellence and an additional five offices received commendations for a year of accident and disaster-free operation.




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