To provide safe and sanitary workplaces, we are working to raise check levels by upgrading and improving the methods for identifying invisible hazards (or those that have gone unnoticed). In the Taiyo Yuden Group, patrolling is performed from various perspectives by employees who specialize in health and safety and the zone managers of each workplace.
In FY2017, careful observations were made during workplace patrols and hidden risks in tasks and flow lines were identified, which led to the development of countermeasures. In addition, actual work scenes were recorded in some sites and potential risks that could not be found through workplace patrols were identified by repeatedly checking the recorded scenes, and countermeasures were implemented against these risks.
We will continue to raise the check levels to provide safe and sanitary workplaces.
It has been over 10 years since the group introduced a mental healthcare program.
During this period, our mental healthcare system has advanced through support activities such as counselling, line care training, support for leaves of absence and returning to work, and stress checks using an online system. In FY2017, we carried out activities for analyzing and improving workplaces after stress checks became mandatory by law.
To care for the staff, we have established a system that allows the industrial health staff (including counselors, public health nurses, and nurses) to provide added care so that they can identify employees who are in poor condition earlier and provide them with the appropriate support. In addition, we invited partner psychiatrists and industrial physicians to provide lectures to the industrial health staff with training sessions about mental health, with the aim of building a more substantial care system.
The ratio of employees who suffer from an illness has gradually been increasing since FY2015, reaching 1.15% in FY2017. The reason for this is an increase in the number of young workers who suffer from illnesses, so we are working on countermeasures to facilitate the early detection of illnesses. We will continue to work on providing mental health care so that all employees can work with a healthy body and mind.
In the 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 who were diagnosed with an illness was 51.6%, which was lower than the national average of 53.8%. In FY2017, to maintain or improve this situation, we held lifestyle measurement meetings at more work sites to make employees more health-conscious. In addition, we held nutrition or health classes under the slogan of “Review and change your lifestyle with higher health consciousness,” which was established for TYHP 21 (Taiyo Yuden G Health Plan 21). We will continue to promote healthcare activities so that our employees can work in good health.