To provide safe, sanitary workplaces, we are working to make higher check levels by upgrading and improving the means and methods for identifying invisible hazards (or those that have gone unnoticed).
In fiscal 2016, we studied and analyzed advanced efforts being made in the electric and electronics industry and by our customers to identify potential dangers that had not been recognized and listed them as points to be checked. We used this list as a list for self-checks at sites and in audits.
This has identified dangers for which measures need to be taken and we have already done so, resulting in a higher workplace safety level.
We will continue to make efforts to enhance the level of checks to provide safe, sanitary workplaces.
It has been over ten years since the group introduced a mental healthcare program.
During this period, our mental healthcare system has advanced through support activities such as counseling, line care training, support for leaves of absence and returning to work, and stress checks using a Web system.
In fiscal 2016, we continuously held line-care courses with the objective of providing basic knowledge about mental health and preventing harassment as well as carried out activities for analyzing and improving workplaces in association with the enactment of legislation about stress checks.
To care for the staff, we have established a system that allows the industrial health staff, including counselors, hygienists, and nurses, to provide added care so that they can notice employees in a bad condition earlier and provide them appropriate support. In addition, we invite partner psychiatrists, industrial physicians, and clinical psychologists as lecturers to provide the industrial health staff with training sessions about mental health toward building a more substantial care system.
In fiscal 2016, the ratio of employees who suffered from an illness was 0.60%, which was slightly higher than that in the previous year, but is still low. The reason we are able to maintain this ratio at such a low level is probably because the industrial health staff members are working with each department to support employees returning to work who were on leave and to prevent diseases from recurring. We will continue to work on mental health care so that all employees can work comfortably.
In Taiyo Yuden Group, industrial physicians, nurses, and public health nurses provide health guidance to help each employee improve their ability to care for their health. So far, we have provided three types of guidance: (1) exercise guidance, (2) health guidance, and (3) nutritional guidance.
The ratio of employees with any kind of finding is 51.5%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 53.6%. In fiscal 2016, to improve or at least maintain this situation, we held lifestyle measurement meetings in more sites, which we had started in the previous fiscal year. In addition, after naming the activities for enhancing fitness (TYHP 21: TAIYO YUDEN G Health Plan 21), we developed goals and plans under the slogan of "Review and change your lifestyle with higher health consciousness" and started activities such as holding seminars for building health and quitting smoking.
We will continue to promote healthcare activities so that our employees can work in good health.