Labor Safety and Health
Our Charter of Corporate Behavior calls for “Respect for employees.” Anritsu believes that in order to enable every employee to fully achieve their potential, it is important to secure employee safety and health and to create an ideal workplace.
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Safety and Health, Health Management System
The Anritsu Group in Japan established a safety and health management system that complies with Japan’s Occupational Safety and Health Act. Industrial health staff, led by industrial physicians and counselors assigned to the Health Management Center, provide support services to maintain the health of Group employees.
In addition, the Anritsu Group in Japan has focused on preventing health problems associated with long working hours by continuously pursuing measures for normalizing working hours in accordance with common management policies for all companies, such as reducing overtime in response to results from fiscal 2013 and closely adhering to the hour designated for leaving the workplace.
Major efforts for safety and health, health management
- Having the Safety and Health Committee review activity status and formulate plans to prevent employees from accidents
- Reducing the risk of accidents by conducting inspections before introducing, relocating or changing equipment, or when purchasing chemical materials
- Enhancing the awareness of safety and health through training at different organizational levels, and providing training on specific issues such as risk assessment
- Providing safe, secure and comfortable workplaces by assessing working environments and conducting periodic inspections
- Conducting health checkups—initial, periodic, special, and for expatriates, as well as follow-up examinations
- Screening through questionnaire and industrial physician interviews to those who work extended hours to prevent impaired health
- Raising health awareness through lectures by industrial physicians, for example, on preventing lifestyle diseases and infectious diseases
- Mental healthcare education for managers
Safety and Health Committee meeting
Overseas Topic (OHSAS 18001 Certification)
In May 2012, Anritsu EMEA Ltd. in the United Kingdom obtained certification for OHSAS 18001 (2007 version), the international standard for labor safety and health, and the certification was updated in May 2015. The standard is designed to create a safe and healthy workplace environment by defining the framework for promoting the following aspects.
- Identify and control health and safety risks
- Reduce the potential for accidents
- Aid legal compliance
- Improve overall performance