- We aim to shape a happy future through the health of each employee and development of the workplace environment.
- Through self care-based support for mental and physical health, Dexerials is developing a workplace that enables each employee to take on challenges with a smile and positivity. Working from a workplace environment in which diverse human resources can work with vigor and vitality as a base, we aim for sustainable corporate growth and the realization of a happy society beyond.
Health and Productivity Management at Dexerials
Physical and mental health is the foundation
upon which enthusiasm for work and the willingness
to take on new challenges is built.
Dexerials has adopted the four-leafed clover as
the motif for its health care cycle ensuring
that each employee can lead a vigorous and
fulfilling daily life with a smile.
By supporting the self-directed efforts of employees
to maintain and advance their health,
we aim for growth and happiness on the part of every employee.
Declaration of Health and Productivity Management
Five Initiatives of Health and Productivity Management
Five Initiatives of Health and Productivity Management
Regular Meetings of the Health Management Committee
The health care section and health insurance association convene regular meetings of the Health Management Committee, where they consider measures to advance the heath of employees and deal with any related issues. In addition to developing specific proposals, the committee checks current conditions, and continues to deliberate ways to achieve more effective health and productivity management through workshops that include outside experts.
Holding Health Seminars in an E-Learning Format
Each year, we conduct a survey of employees’ awareness about the improvement of lifestyles for all employees. The results show that the ratio of respondents working to improve their lifestyle habits is increasing year by year. According to the fiscal 2020 survey, 28% of our employees are continuously working to make their lifestyle more healthy. In fiscal 2020, which was during the COVID-19 pandemic, we held health seminars in an online format, attracting total attendance of 2,079 people.
Offering Sleep Improvement Program to All Interested Employees
In the company-wide sleep survey we conducted targeting all shift workers, we found that 94% of respondents were experiencing some sort of sleep problem. In response to these results, we provided a sleep improvement program to interested employees for one month. Improvements in awareness of sleep were seen by having participants understand their sleep habits and challenges.
Developing a Wide Range of Test Items and Extensive Follow-up System
In addition to regular physical examinations and special physical examinations, we also conduct overwork physical examinations in which employees aged 35 and over can elect to undergo thorough medical check-ups. Industrial physicians check the results of the health diagnoses and follow-ups such as individual appointments and recommendations for medical examinations are conducted. Dentists also provide dental checks and brushing instructions leading to the early detection and prevention of oral diseases.
Multi-Faceted Approach to Mental Health Care
As mental health measures for employees, we adopt an approach of self-care to properly understand and take action regarding the stress and mental health of each employee, raise awareness about care provided by line managers, including improvements to the workplace environment and responding to consultations from subordinates, and also provide support through counseling with industrial health staff. In recent years, we have also tackled measures that place an emphasis on issues related to remote work.
Dexerials Walk Event to Compete Over the Number of Steps Walked
Twice a year, we hold health events aimed at promoting exercise habits and raising awareness of lifestyle improvements. The month-long Dexerials Walk event in 2020 in which employees compete over the number of steps walked was taken up by many employees and extended by a month in response to employee requests.
Mental Health Classes for Managers
All management level employees participate in an annual Mental Health Workshop run by industrial physicians. The workshops cover health-related laws and regulations, safety consideration responsibilities and the role of managerial employees in mental health. In addition, to ensure that not only managerial employees but workplace leaders gain proper knowledge, since fiscal 2019 Dexerials has added a mental health management examination (Type II line care course) to requirements for promotion of middle-rank employees.
Promoting Improving Activities Through Stress Checks
All employees have been undergoing stress checks since fiscal 2016. The checks raise individual employees’ awareness of stress and how to deal with it. Industrial physicians ascertain the results of group analysis through the health and safety committee, and work in coordination with HR, industrial health staff and workplace superiors to deal with workplaces where issues have been observed, iterating on the PDCA cycle to find solutions.
Improving the Percentage of Smokers Through Activities to Support Smoking Cessation
We conduct smoking cessation support services to employees who wish to quit smoking. In fiscal 2018, we covered all expenses for employees attending clinics to quit smoking, and 80% of participants managed to quit. We also regularly arrange for lectures by industrial physicians about smoking and health, and conduct blood flow measurement and anti-smoking awareness raising activities to coincide with World No Tobacco Day. Thanks to these ongoing efforts, the percentage of employees who are smokers improved from 32.4% in 2013 to 27.8% in 2020.
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Establishment of the External Counseling Office Offering Consultations Over Various Matters
Dexerials has established an External Counseling Office providing employees with free consultations by industrial physicians, public health nurses and clinical psychologists. We also promote the four areas of care indicated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, namely self-care, line care, care from workplace healthcare staff and care from resources outside the workplace.
Installation of Refreshment Spaces at Each Business Site and Office
At each business site, refreshment spaces have been installed to give employees a relaxing place to relieve the stress of work. Equipment for refreshment and light exercise, including foot massagers and yoga mats, are available at each site.
Running Various Events and Seminars to Support Improved Health
A healthy menu has been adopted at the employee cafeteria to promote health. Dishes that are low in calories with a good nutritional balance are offered, with information provided to advance people’s health. A range of events is also planned through tie-ups with the companies operating the cafeterias at each business site. In addition to health events where blood flow measurement, bone density measurement and simple locomotion checks are performed, we also conduct RIZAP Health Seminars, while the Nakada Plant holds monthly yoga classes, all in an effort to maintain and advance the health of employees. We also conduct “healthy challenges” for employees and their families, including challenges to walk more, quit smoking, lose weight or promote hand-washing and gargling for children.