Promotion StructureThe Tokyo Gas Group has established a Central Safety and Health Committee, which is chaired by the executive officer responsible for the Personnel Department. The committee formulates policy on safety and health activities and reviews and promotes the implementation of measures to prevent accidents and disasters as well as to improve mental and physical health across the Group. It also determines the Group’s safety and health promotion awards. If necessary, the committee reports on issues under consideration to the Corporate Executive Meeting and the Board of Directors for final discussion and decision-making.
■Safety and Health Management Structure
Industrial Accident PreventionTokyo Gas manages safety and health through a company-wide occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS) to reinforce everyday occupational safety and health activities undertaken by each workplace.
■Occupational Safety and Health Management System Operational Flow
Preventing Traffic AccidentsTokyo Gas provides training programs that use outside facilities for drivers licensed under our own in-house system. When employees renew their licenses, in principle every five years, they receive behind-the-wheel instructions from driving instructors outside the company using drive recorders. Through these initiatives, participants can reflect on how they drive and improve their skills, which helps to reinforce their commitment to safe driving.
We strive to prevent accidents through multifaceted initiatives and plan to equip all company vehicles with the “Safety Support Car” systems introduced in fiscal 2017. We will also assign specially trained safe-driving instructors to each workplace to provide instructions through sessions both behind the wheel and in the classroom.
We are implementing multi-level educational programs on occupational safety and health as well as safety awareness. In addition, we provide educational programs for the development of legal managers.
■Implementation of Safety and Health Educational Programs (FY2018)*1
|Level-specific training on safety and health and on safety planning||New employee training||April
|Safety and health training for new managers||April, May
|Foreman training (legally mandated)||April–February
|Training for safety administrators at the time of appointment (legally mandated)*2||April||40|
|Hygiene supervisor training||May||94|
|Traffic safety and driving training (new drivers, people involved in accidents, etc.)||April–March||747|
|Safe driving with attendant instructors utilizing drive recorders||May–March||853|
|Rate of lost work-time injuries*5, 7||-||0.41||0.36||0.62|
|Severity rate*6, 7||0.003||0.002||0.005|
Occupational Health ActivitiesTokyo Gas created a Health Insurance & Employees’ Welfare Section within the Personnel Department. A number of occupational health activities are conducted under the leadership of our occupational physician. Moreover, we are committed to providing checkups for 100% of our employees as a fundamental means for raising their awareness of their own health. Also, we support the early detection of diseases, the effective use of outside medical institutions, and follow ups for employees who require further attention.
Approach to Mental HealthWe are strengthening our efforts to manage mental health issues, since about 70% of all sick leaves taken are due to mental health concerns.
(2) Business line assistance
(3) Individual support
Preventing Lifestyle-related DiseasesWe are developing and implementing the following activities to prevent lifestyle-related diseases.
Health Support for Expatriates OverseasHealth management support is offered to the growing number of overseas representatives and staff on overseas business trips in the wake of the globalization of our business.
Infection Control MeasuresTo minimize the threat of infectious diseases, we established a countermeasure office and are implementing preventive initiatives.
(2) Countermeasures for other infectious diseases (seasonal influenza, norovirus, rubella, etc.)
Occupational health staff interviewing employee
Training ImplementationWe provide lectures on health management and encourage employees to attend them.
■Safety and Health Education Programs Implemented in Fiscal 2018
|Lectures on Managing Health||April–March (40 sessions)||1,452|
We are certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500), large enterprises category—as determined by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Japan Health Conference.
The healthcare management superior corporate accreditation system is designed to recognize large, mid-size and small corporations with exceptional healthcare management, in accordance with the regional health issues and the health promotion initiatives promoted by the Japan Health Conference. Our recognized efforts include attainment of 100% participation in regular health checkups for employees, the promotion of measures to prevent passive smoking, lifestyle-related diseases and mental health issues.