Health Management Declaration
The Shimizu Group will provide an environment in which employees can be healthy and work energetically, and that will help improve the job satisfaction and happiness of all employees.
The Shimizu Group aims to be a company that advances each employee by ensuring that each employee can be healthy, work energetically, and demonstrate the skills they possess. To accomplish these things, we have established a company-wide structure for improving employee health and promoting improvements in the workplace environment, and continue to take the necessary steps. By pursuing these activities, we fulfill our corporate social responsibilities and improve the job satisfaction and happiness of every employee. This is health management in the Shimizu Group.
September 29, 2020
President and Director
Health management Promotion Structure
We have established a dedicated committee chaired by the president. This committee works to promote various measures and works together with the Human Resources Department, the clinic at the head office, the Health & Safety Committee, and the Health Insurance Association to establish measures and strengthen the system for managing and improving employee health.
Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization
Shimizu was certified Outstanding Organization of "Health & Productivity Management in 2023" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI). We will continue to strengthen and accelerate initiatives in health management.
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program recognizes large enterprises and SMEs (small & medium-sized enterprises) that demonstrate outstanding health management based on initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities and promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Establish a clinic and staff it with occupational health professionals
Shimizu has established medical and dental clinics at the head office and prepared a system for preventing illness and disease in employees. The nine branches throughout Japan are also staffed with occupational healthcare professionals, and we work to create health throughout the company. We hold opinion exchanges among all occupational health staff members in Japan twice a year and strive to make further improvements to the health creation system.
|Contract physicians (internal medicine, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and dentistry)||
|Public health nurses, RNs, etc.||
To maintain the mental health of employees, Shimizu provides training on self-care to young employees and training on care of those in their line to those new to managerial positions. In addition to internal support, we are also building a counseling system that provides many kinds of support to employees, including establishing an external counseling hotline and maintaining a full-time clinical psychologist at the head office. For employees returning from long-term leave, we implement a return-to-work program in cooperation with the occupational physician and clinical psychologist to support a smooth return to the workplace.
Shimizu has prohibited smoking during work hours since October 2021 and is eliminating smoking locations in its head office and domestic and overseas branches and offices.
We are taking thorough steps to prevent passive smoking. For those who wish to quit smoking, outpatient smoking cessation support at the head office and e-mail smoking cessation support by a public health nurse are available. Also the company supports by communicating through digital signage and internal bulletins.
Infectious Disease Prevention Measures
We provide group vaccinations for seasonal influenza at our facilities and subsidies for individual vaccinations at outside facilities. In 2020, we also fully subsidized the cost of vaccinations for our employees’ families and our temporary employees as part of our preparations for a simultaneous outbreak with COVID-19.
In addition, we established a response committee for COVID-19 headed by the president to provide prompt instructions to both domestic and overseas offices on how to respond to the situation. We have implemented various measures to ensure that employees and their families feel safe. Such measures including the establishment of a dedicated consultation hotline for employees and their families, providing an e-learning on infection prevention for all employees, and special measures according to the job characteristics and health conditions of employees with underlying medical conditions with high risk of serious illness or pregnancy.
Furthermore, we administer vaccinations to employees assigned to overseas offices prior to their departure. We also protect the health of our employees by conducting region-specific activities to prevent infectious diseases such as dengue fever and HIV/AIDS.
Checking in with Employees Stationed Overseas
We are confirming the mental and physical health of employees stationed overseas by sending them a questionnaire three times a year. Public health nurses and occupational physicians are following up on the work environment, human relations, and other issues that are difficult to identify from a questionnaire through face-to-face meetings.
Creating Health Through the Cafeteria Menu
The cafeteria menu at the head office displays the calories, protein, fat, and salt content of menu items in an effort to improve employee health consciousness.
Conducting Health Exams
Shimizu provide annual periodic health checkup for every employee under the age of 40 and receive guidance of lifestyle-related illnesses provided by a public health nurse. We also provide day off for annual comprehensive medical examination for every employee over the age of 40 to strive for early detection of disease and prevention of serious illness. Furthermore, we assume the full cost of such health exams.
For those who transferred overseas and find it difficult to participate in group health exams, the person in charge at each office makes arrangements for exams to be conducted at hospitals and follows up on health items specified by the Company.
We also educate employees on the importance of undergoing exams for female-specific health risks such as uterine and breast cancer, and subsidize the expense for such exams. In fiscal 2020, we achieved screening rates of 57% for uterine cancer and 82% for breast cancer.
Job Site Rounds
The occupational physician, public health nurse, and other occupational healthcare staff travel around to construction job sites and meet with employees.
Going to the job site, confirming the actual working conditions, and meeting with employees enables them to provide appropriate healthcare advice and leads to early detection of people who are in poor health.
Record on Measures
This is Shimizu’s record on health management measures.
|Category||FY2020 Results||FY2021 Results||FY2022 Results|
|Percentage of employees who underwent regular health exams||100%||100%||100%|
|Percentage of employees who completed the stress check||87.0%||88.8%||80.8%|
|Overall health risk on the stress check||83||83||84|
|Percentage of female employees screened for uterine cancer*
(females age 20 and older)
|Percentage of female employees screened for breast cancer※
(females age 40 and older)
|Percentage of employees who smoke||
|No. of people met with during job site rounds
(job sites directly supervised by the head office)
|Public health nurses||588||453||1,246|
The percentages of female employees screened for uterine and breast cancer are the percentages screened within the past two years.