Health Promotion Activities
We announced "Being your best physical and mental condition to your workplace and bring them to your home with good smile" as our company slogan. Self-discipline is a key to the maintenance of one's condition, and we promote employee's autonomous health management efforts. We also include health information in the company newsletter to raise employees' health consciousness and promote self-management.
Our industrial physicians, general practitioners and public health nurses follow up with employees with respect to findings in their health checkups and refer them to medical institutions when necessary. These coordinated efforts allow employees to maintain and improve their own health.
Strengthening of Mental Health Care
We are working on in-house and external Line-Care educational programs for managers, and implementing to read the Self-care hand book in our workplace to make our employee prevent awareness of disease and self-management of health. Also we are strongly working on in-house lectures and setting up the Support-line for employees who feel stress and problems mentally.
We also carry out stress checks and analyze the mental and physical impacts that the workplace environment has on employees for prevention of mental illness among employees due to stress in our efforts to create a safe and secure workplace environment.
Thanks to the evaluation with respect to our activities, we have been certified as “Corporate Health Achievement Award Winners – White 500” sponsored by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Initiative to prevent infectious diseases
To protect employees from the seasonal influenza every year, we strive to prevent the spread of infection. Particularly regarding group infection at workplaces, which may affect our daily operations, we are ready to cooperate with the relevant divisions to implement immediate and intensive measures. During the flu season, we issue weekly reports so that all employees can share the information and take effective countermeasures. In addition, we are attentive to information on candidate viruses for novel influenza at all times by collecting relevant information.
Voice of Our Disaster Control Organizer
Continuous Response for Infection Disease
We are concerned about new flu viruses, such as the swine flu (H1N1) in 2009, and the bird flu (H7N9) in 2013 being prevalent on a global scale. Therefore, we aim to be prepared to collect information and take countermeasures for a pandemic.
Efforts by NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. Health Insurance Society
Working together with the company and the labor union, the health insurance society provides a wide variety of programs to support the mental and physical good health of member workers and their families.
Specifically, health management and disease prevention efforts conducted by the health insurance society include: metabolic syndrome improvement / prevention programs; subsidies for flu vaccination; and other health management promotion programs such as walking tours and bus-hiking tours. The health insurance society also operates three clinics at our domestic plants, as well as a resort facility for member employees in the Gokasho Bay area located in Minami-Ise, Mie Prefecture.