Occupational Safety and Health and Health Management
Health and Safety Policy
Based on the Fujitsu Corporate Values, the Fujitsu Group ensures the safety of employees by providing work environments where people can work in safety and comfort. Furthermore, the Fujitsu Group has set a Health and Safety Policy based on the Fujitsu Corporate Values. The Group's human resource department, health promotion department, and health insurance society work together to create a safe and comfortable working environment and corporate culture, ensuring the health and safety of Fujitsu's employees.
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Ensuring the health and safety of Fujitsu's employees is one of the most important management topics, and it is given the highest priority in all of Fujitsu's business activities.
Efforts to Improve Occupational Safety and Health
The Fujitsu Group aims for zero industrial accidents , and is committed to organizing occupational safety and health activities. To raise awareness for industrial accident prevention, the Fujitsu Group promotes health and safety education within its department and habitually conducts safety drills to prevent falls. Furthermore, from FY2014, the Fujitsu Group conducts voluntary inspections and third party inspections by specialized site surveyors to minimise accident risks at its production sites.
Occupational Safety and Health Promotion System
In Japan, management and the Labor Union have jointly established a Central Safety and Health Committee, which meets annually, and a direction has been established for all employees of Fujitsu Ltd to follow in ensuring labor safety and health.
The safety and health management organizations at individual business sites hold monthly meetings of their Safety and Health committees. These committees establish directions suited to the unique characteristics of the business site and work to create safe, healthy workplaces according to the policies related to the Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Each business site's safety and health management organization also performs workplace inspection tours and takes other steps to check for and rectify dangerous locations and factors that may impair health, while conducting risk assessments. Certain business sites have also acquired the international standard certification, OHSAS18001.
Occurrence of Work-Related Accidents
The accident frequency rate and severity rate have been kept at a level far below the national average.
Health Management and Enhancement Initiatives
The Fujitsu Group has established Health Promotion Centers and Health Care Centers at each business site and is undertaking activities that seek to maintain or enhance the health of employees and their families, and elevate health literacy (knowledge of health-related matters). Eligibility for health support services includes not only employees and their families but also retirees.
Implementing Health Checkups
The Fujitsu Group conducts annual health checkups, with results made available to employees via a system they can access from their own desk as an added measure to encourage self-management of personal health. In addition, activities aimed at early detection of diseases are undertaken in collaboration with the Fujitsu Health Insurance Organization, and a subsidy system has been created to help defray costs related to gynecological and obstetric examinations, and simple brain and lung checkups.
Efforts to Enhance Health and Fostering a Self-Care Mindset
The Fujitsu Group has developed a Health Enhancement Campaign targeting all Group employees. In addition to health consultations for individual employees to help prevent lifestyle-related and mental illnesses, targeted education and health talks are held to enhance mental and physical health. As part of this effort, and to foster a self-care mindset, we hold walk rallies and other health promotion activities, healthy lunch seminars and other dietary education activities, activities aimed at helping employees stop smoking, women's health education activities, and other activities as well.
Mental Health Services
Fujitsu appointed an in-house mental health counselor at an early stage to provide mental health counseling services to employees. In FY 2014, 9 counselors traveled to individual business sites to attend to the mental health care needs of employees. Self care has been enhanced through measures such as stress tests for all employees. Based on the stress test results, we also conduct organizational stress tests of each division, in an effort to support activities to improve work environments.
Initiatives for Enhancing Work Engagement
Since FY 2012, the Fujitsu Group has been using a stress test tool developed in-house with questions related to lifestyle and work engagement (realizing increases in vitality through work). The purpose of this tool is to provide data for analyzing issues for future health measures. Advice on organizational stress tests is received from professors at the University of Tokyo, and we work with not only our industrial health staff but also our human resource department to enhance work engagement and invigorate workplaces.
Stress test question forms
Measures to Promote a Healthy Workplace
In December 2014, Fujitsu implemented the Healthy Living Workplace Certification System – Starter Accreditation set by the Forum for Creating a Healthy Living Workplace * , which is jointly established by the Japan Productivity Center and The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Mental Health. The Healthy Living Workplace Certification System is a system to evaluate Fujitsu's policies, future plans, and measures to promote mental health and improve organizational productivity. Fujitsu has achieved stellar results for many of its policies. Its health promotion headquarters plays a key role in providing readily available workplace stress assessment results, covering positive mental health in the various business divisions which helps to create a lively workplace.
These activities have pioneered stress checks that will be implemented with Fujitsu's Industrial Safety and Health Act amendment in December 2015, and Fujitsu plans to continue such measures.
* Forum for Creating a Healthy Living Workplace:
A new initiative based on a concept of new mental health measures in corporations, proposed at the stakeholder meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The goals of the forum are to prevent issues with employees' mental health, and realize a positive and healthy corporate culture where employees can work happily and contribute to their organization.
The Fujitsu Clinic was established as a medical clinic in 1944 on the premises of Fujitsu's Kawasaki Plant, for the purpose of providing medical treatment and health management services to employees and their families. Since its establishment, the Clinic has also answered the demand for community healthcare, providing medical treatment to local residents. The center conducts various health checkups for employees (about 30,000 people a year) along with the Fujitsu Health Management Center on the premises.