SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera America Inc. announced today that it has passed a surveillance audit for OHSAS-18001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems. The audit verifies Kyocera America Inc.’s success in upholding OHSAS-18001 requirements continuously since its initial certification in September 2013.
“Kyocera is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees,” said Bob Whisler, president of Kyocera America Inc. “OHSAS-18001 certification has proven to be effective in systematically minimizing the risk of accidents and work-related illnesses, which is a priority for Kyocera operations worldwide.”
OHSAS-18001 imparts a methodology to health and safety by assessing potential workplace hazards and incorporating preventive measures into daily operations.
The surveillance audit that Kyocera America Inc. passed requires the certification body to discern whether Kyocera’s management system is functioning well in everyday operations — including whether all incidents are recorded; whether all associated measurements are made; whether all corrective and preventive actions are properly recorded and implemented; and whether the company’s top management is committed to supporting the OHSAS-18001 system.
San Diego-based Kyocera America Inc. provides high-reliability ceramic and organic packages, complex modules, and contract assembly services for numerous electronics markets and applications, with customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. It employs more than 350 people in its San Diego location. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies to produce microelectronic packages and substrates, electronic components, cutting tools, industrial components, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2014, the company’s net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. USD14.1 billion). The company is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and was named as the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of advanced ceramics in the latest ranking by Ceramic Industry magazine.