Occupational Safety and Health
Building a healthy, safe and pleasant workplace
The Ricoh Group puts the highest priority on health and safety. Based on this, we are committed to creating a healthier and safer work environment that allows diverse employees to play an active role. Initiatives include support for employees' health care, child-rearing, and work-life balance. In addition, the Ricoh Group presents examples of safety- and health-related improvements and discloses relevant information as much as possible, hoping to contribute to improving community activities related to safety and health.
Health management system covering all employees
In cooperation with the health insurance union, the Ricoh Group has developed an IT system and is improving the industrial health system in order to provide an extensive health management program to ensure mental and physical health through prevention, early detection and follow-up of employees with health problems. In the term ending March 2013, we added new examination items to those legally required for the regular health checkup for those over 35 years old. The revised health checkup is more focused on preventing lifestyle-related diseases and on the early detection of cancer. Our efforts in health management also include the establishment and implementation of a management cycle that covers all Group companies in which staff involved in mental healthcare, physical healthcare and labor issues cooperate with each other.
Enhancing safety management
The Ricoh Group adopted an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) approach and the concept of risk assessment earlier than any other company. It has also been constantly improving its safety standards. We use a database of occupational accidents that have happened within the group to share information on causes and measures to prevent recurrence, and also to develop and implement group-wide safety standards. In the term ending March 2013, the Group's priority was on eliminating accidents involving falls, cuts, abrasions, caught in-between and entanglement hazards, and lower back pain.