For diverse human resources to be able to fully demonstrate their capabilities, creating a working environment that ensures the health and safety of employees is essential. NTT Group’s businesses include telecommunications-related construction and maintenance involving high risk operations such as aerial work. For this reason, we believe it is our responsibility to society to implement measures to prevent accidents and continuously work on enhancing safety awareness.
Moreover, the revised Industrial Safety and Health Act of Japan, which became effective in December 2015, mandates companies to check “stress-related symptoms” of employees. Regulations related to mental health, including reduction of overwork, are also being reinforced. Given this, NTT Group is promoting health management for both the physical and mental well-being of our employees more than ever before as an important aspect of its management strategy.
In addition to observing relevant laws and regulations such as Japan’s Labor Standards Act and Industrial Safety and Health Act, ensuring occupational safety and health requires that NTT Group endeavor to provide further protection of its employees’ safety and health by establishing its own Safety Management Rules and Health Management Rules and taking measures to ensure their smooth implementation.
More specifically, we have established a safety and health management system at each site and appointed a general safety and health manager as well as safety managers. Under this system, we endeavor to create safe and comfortable workplaces by providing regular health checks and arranging workplace inspections by industrial physicians, in an effort to carry out various measures for maintaining and improving the health of our employees.