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.
Fujitsu Group's Health and Safety Policy
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
The Fujitsu Group has established a Central Safety and Health Committee, comprising the directors responsible for the Human Resources Unit, and the Health Promotion Unit, representatives from the Labor Union, and other parties, to coordinate the safety and health committees in place at individual business sites. Meeting yearly, the Central Safety and Health Committee discusses accidents that have occurred at business sites, works to develop measures for preventing accidents, reports to and shares information with management and business sites, and formulates Group-wide policies on occupational 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.
Medium-Term Plan (FY2013–FY2018)
In light of current issues and the 12th Industrial Accident Prevention Plan (issued by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), the Fujitsu Group focuses on implementing the following policies.
- Industrial accident prevention policies
- Promote measures to prevent industrial accidents
- Validate efforts to prevent industrial accidents at manufacturing sites
- Health maintenance/enhancement policies
- Promote measures to improve mental health
- Promote measures to prevent lifestyle-related diseases, etc.
- Promote measures to prevent passive smoking
Occurrence of Work-Related Accidents
The accident frequency rate and severity rate have been kept at a level far below the national average. Falls were the most common type of work-related accidents that occurred in 2016. There were zero work-related deaths.
The Occupational Health and Safety Group for the EMEIA Region is currently implementing a comprehensive approach to ensure proper compliance and enhance preventive measures in the field of occupational safety and health.
Embracing the spirit of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual initiative by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the EMEIA Region strives to raise awareness and cultivate a stronger understanding of its employees’ occupational safety and health on a far-reaching basis. In FY2017, the Region is working to encourage the prevention of industrial accidents by focusing on collecting and utilizing industrial accident data. Another objective is to implement a cross-sectional incident management system by the end of the fiscal year.
Having laid out these specific policies and other objectives in FY2016 as medium-term goals, the EMEIA Region is now working to cultivate a culture intolerant of industrial accidents by bolstering its governance structure, establishing management systems, training human resources, and encouraging skill development.
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.
Promoting Health Management and Establishment of "Fujitsu Group Health Statement"
In coordination with measures to promote diversity and transform the ways people work, the Fujitsu Group is engaged in health management to realize the corporate principles of the Fujitsu Way. Now, the company has established the Fujitsu Group Health Statement, clearly positioning employee well-being as the foundation of management, further promoting the strategic maintenance and improvement of health.
Fujitsu Group Health Statement
The Fujitsu Group aims to create an environment where every employee, healthy in both mind and body, can work with enthusiasm. In order to bring about a prosperous future that fulfills the dreams of people throughout the world, the company will continually challenge to pursue innovation and contribute to a comfortable and secure network-based society.
- Fujitsu will further strengthen the ongoing health maintenance and improvement measures while proactively supporting the autonomous health management of each employee.
- In coordination with measures to promote diversity and transform the ways people work, Fujitsu will comprehensively promote a range of initiatives including health maintenance and improvement for employees and their families, the achievement of work-life balance, increased productivity, and the creation of workplaces where diverse employees can thrive.
- By providing ICT to enhance health management, Fujitsu will contribute to improved health and productivity for employees, customers, and the society as a whole.
August 1, 2017
Representative Director, President
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Implementing Safety and Health Education
The Fujitsu Group provides all of its employees with valuable opportunities to learn about and develop a stronger awareness of safety and health-related issues. To ensure that educational programs meet specific needs, the Group also tailors its offerings to workplace environments at specific business sites.
Education and training activities (ex.)
- Safety and health education for new employees (approx. 1,200 employees/year)
- Mental health education for employees receiving promotions (approx. 1,300 employees/year)
- Online mental health e-Learning program (approx. 800 employees/year)
- Workplace management training for executives (approx. 1,800 employees; once every three years)
- Safety and health education at individual business sites (approx. 800 employees/year at major business sites in the Tokyo-Yokohama area, for example)
Promoting Health Checkups
The Fujitsu Group conducts regular health checkups, which cover the items required by law and a variety of test items designed for different age groups. In addition to receiving feedback on their results from the Group’s industrial physicians and industrial health staff, employees can manage their own health even more effectively by viewing results via a system that they can access from their own desks. In addition, the Group collaborates with the Fujitsu Health Insurance Organization to help detect diseases early by offering free gynecological and obstetric examinations and providing subsidies to defray the costs of brain and lung checkups.
Efforts to Enhance Health and Foster a Self-Care Mindset
The Fujitsu Group is actively working to improve health literacy. In addition to offering consultations (both in person and by phone) to help prevent lifestyle-related and mental illnesses, the Group also organizes various seminars, health-related lectures, and other activities that encourage employees to take good care of their physical and mental well-being.
The Group also holds walk rallies and other activities to promote exercise, provides support for health-oriented events, and offers healthy lunch seminars. These activities are part of a wide-ranging initiative that not only encourages exercise, healthy eating, and good sleep habits but also aims to help employees quit smoking and provide education on women’s health.
Mental Health Services
Fujitsu has an in-house mental health support office, and full-time psychiatrists and counselors offer consultations and counseling services, provide occupational support for individuals with mental health issues, help prevent relapses, and engage in various forms of mental health education.
As the government gears up to create legal frameworks requiring stress checks, the Fujitsu Group has taken the initiative to implement its own stress check system, help employees enhance their own self care through diagnostic measures, provide management with feedback on organizational diagnostics, and coordinate with ES studies to improve and enliven the organizational climate. To take follow-up measures in response to stress check results, the Group has trained specialists provide employees with educational programs and workshops on line care and self care. More and more sites are making effective use of mental health-related findings, which provide a powerful impetus for making independent, self-motivated improvements to workplace environments.
Efforts to Safeguard against Infectious Diseases
To keep its employees safe from infectious diseases ranging from new strains of influenza to tuberculosis and HIV, Fujitsu offers health consultation services and provides employees with relevant information on a timely basis. The health consultations do not include any HIV antibody tests, as the Fujitsu Group is committed to ensuring the privacy of infected individuals.
Initiatives for Enhancing Work Engagement
Since FY 2012, the Fujitsu Group has been using a stress check 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 check 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*1, 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.
Health Management Initiatives
In February 2017, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi certified Fujitsu one of the "White 500 Health and Productivity Enterprises", a designation recognizing companies that make strategic efforts to improve employee health management as an important part of their management operations.
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.
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