OKI established "Safety and Health Committees" in each region, with company members from management and the labor union. These strengthen the safety and health system, create plans to prevent labor injuries and accidents, patrol workplaces, provide safety and health training, etc. The Central Safety and Health Committee shares information on situations and initiatives in each region. OKI's incidence rate of occupational accidents(*1) in 2020 was 0.00, falling below the electric machinery/equipment manufacturing industry's average of 0.52 (in Japan).
The OKI Group recognizes that ensuring the physical and mental health of our employees is an essential point of management in realizing our mission of "Delivering OK! to your life. " We have been promoting health management with the aim of enabling each and every OKI Group employee to fully demonstrate his or her capabilities by keeping healthy in both body and mind. Based on the OKI Group Health Management Declaration established in October 2021, we will further strengthen support for the health of our employees and their families.
"Delivering OK! to your life. "
To achieve this mission, it is essential for each and every OKI Group employee to fully demonstrate their abilities in good health. The OKI Group will work as one to promote the physical and mental health of our employees and their families.
President Shinya Kamagami
The OKI Group is advancing a collaborative health system in which the Company and our health insurance association work together to effectively prevent illnesses and promote the health of our employees and their families.
As the central organization of this system, we have established the Health Management Business Promotion Committee, which is composed of the Company, occupational health staff, our health insurance association, and labor union members. The Committee meets twice each year to share issues based on the analysis of various health checks, medical expense data, and so forth, and propose and implement measures aimed at improving health awareness and lifestyle habits. Furthermore, we have formed a working group composed of the Company, occupational health staff, and our health insurance association. The working group meets every month to engage in data analysis, verify the progress of each measure, exchange opinions, and so forth.
In March 2021, OKI was recognized in the large enterprise category of "2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations" as a company proactively making efforts toward health promotion.
Based on our analysis of health data, the OKI Group has identified key issues on which to focus our efforts and is working to improve them from the three perspectives of Body, Mind, and Awareness.
Health Management System Chart
In June 2019, we established MY HEALTH WEB (*2), a health portal site for individuals, to enable employees to work toward autonomously improving their health. This initiative strengthens self-care by making it possible for employees to view their health check result history and health advice suited to their lifestyle habits, and to register and manage their daily steps and weight.
The Health Challenge Campaign (*2) has been held annually since fiscal year 2018. In fiscal year 2020, the campaign was held over a two-month period from October to November, and included measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign sets health missions (achievement conditions) for employees to work toward. Participants who meet the achievement conditions receive an award as an incentive. In fiscal year 2020, the achievement rate improved, and we received feedback from participants that the campaign has led to improvements in lifestyle habits such as diet, sleep, exercise, and smoking.
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In fiscal year 2021, we planned and implemented the Refresh Your Body Campaign (*3), an online program to improve exercise habits, as a new initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 2,500 employees signed up for the program. For about a month from June to July (a total of eight sessions), they engaged in strength training, stretching, yoga, and other activities to combat inactivity while having fun and connecting online. Participants said that it gave them a chance to recognize the importance of exercise and to do it, and that it allowed them to do their best with their current abilities.
We have been implementing the Online Quit Smoking Program (*2) since fiscal year 2020 in order to reduce the number of smokers by as many as possible and to maintain the health of as many people as possible for the future. In fiscal year 2020, 50 people participated in the program with an 82% rate of success. We are also accepting applications for the fiscal year 2021 year beginning in July.
In order to prevent mental health problems before they develop, we are focusing on Stress Checks that help employees to become aware of their own stress levels. After employees complete the Stress Check, we provide follow-up support and recommend consulting with an occupational physician as needed. At the same time, we are working to strengthen mental healthcare in the workplace by providing e-Learning courses for managers that explain how to prevent mental health problems and how to detect and respond to mental health problems at an early stage.
In addition, we are promoting the use of the "Kokoro Wellness Navi (*4)," a self-care support tool, and have set up consultation counters handled by occupational physicians and other occupational health staff which can be used casually by employees in the company. Outside of the company, we have set up a "Mind and Body Counseling Counter (*4)" which can be used by employees and their families, forming a system that enables them to receive counseling from professional counselors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more diverse work styles within the company, such as telework and staggered work hours. In order to support these changes, as well as to further encourage employee self-care and improve health literacy, we actively provide information and knowledge on health-related topics that our employees need, in collaboration with our internal Smart Work-Life Project (*5). So far, we have sent out information on COVID-19, preventing and improving back pain and stiff shoulders, and quitting smoking.
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