Alpine develops a safe and healthy working environment, in which each employee can work securely.
Basic Labor Safety Concept
To secure a safe and comfortable working environment, we established a Safety and Sanitation Committee to monitor tidiness, cleanliness, and employee training at our facilities. With the goal of ensuring full employee participation in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe, and accident-free workplace, Alpine set three priority items in 2016 to promote the prevention of accidents, and enhanced both employee and workplace safety through work environment patrols and the provision of monthly safety broadcasting programs.
2016 Priority Items
- Thorough employee training
- Raising awareness of health management
- Raising awareness of traffic safety
Work environment patrol
Global Safety Management
To create a secure and comfortable work environment, Alpine conducts thorough disaster prevention and risk management at all manufacturing bases.
In accordance with in-house comprehensive safety standards, we conduct periodical global safety inspections to identify problems and take prompt corrective action.
Crossing Guard Duty for Traffic Safety
We regularly assign employees to crossing guard duty for traffic safety during the morning commuting hours that focus on such things as seatbelt wearing, observation of speed limits within the premises, observation of lane rules, and strict enforcement of temporary stops for the purpose of raising employee awareness of traffic safety and preventing traffic accidents within the premises at the Iwaki headquarters.
Safety and Health News
We publish Safety News once a month to raise awareness of safety and health among employees at the Iwaki headquarters. It provides specific information related to basic knowledge and behavior that should be learned in relation to work safety and health, including traffic accident prevention, fire prevention, and influenza countermeasures.
Safety and Health News
Number of industrial
FY2015 results 2
Number of safety
Overseas inspections: 2 times/ Inspections in Japan: 26 times
Safety-consciousness after the Earthquake
The people of Fukushima continue to feel anxiety after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear accident. As part of our corporate responsibility, we continue to provide support needed to create an environment in which employees and their families can enjoy peace of mind. At Alpine, we have set up radiation monitoring posts throughout our company that display radiation levels in the environment and in food served in our cafeteria to demonstrate visually that employees are safe from radiation from the nuclear power plant. We also worked with a third-party radiation examination specialist from overseas to confirm our measurements.
To further promote employee peace of mind, we have introduced buses equipped with whole body counters that measure the level of radioactivity employees and their families are exposed to. The results are analyzed by a university professor specializing in radiation, and we offer consultation session with his support.
Radiation Monitoring Post
Bus Equipped with Whole Body Counter
Safety Project Members
Alpine’s production company, Alpine Manufacturing, participated in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Safety Project designed to create working environments that make employees and families happier. On the Safety Project website, we declare our policy of safety activities as a fundamental concept of the corporate management, provide thorough safety management to maximize the safety and health of the employees and people in the region as we strive for workplaces that we can be proud of.
Major Safety Management Activities
Mental and Physical Health
Alpine puts an emphasis on maintaining and promoting employee health, and provides regular physical examinations and medical counseling. Opportunities are also provided for employees to receive vaccinations and other health-related benefits according to the plans and environments at each facility.
We also have a consultation desk staffed by a professional counselor for employees to meet with for mental health issues. In addition to providing practical mental health advice, the consultation desk also serves to identify problems through counseling that affect the workplace as a whole, which we can then work to correct.
Vaccinations in Thailand
In accordance with the December 2015 revision to the Industrial Safety and Health Act, we will be conducting stress checks for our employees starting in 2016. Employees will answer 57 questions related to stress to help them be aware of their own stress levels and prevent mental health problems from arising. The results will be tied in to improvement activities for creating a better working environment.
Providing Cafeteria Menus That Take Employee Dietary Health into Account
At Alpine employee cafeterias, we provide healthy menus put together under the supervision of national registered dieticians. We support employee health through our cafeteria operations, including providing recommended combinations at the entrance and incorporating healthy, nutritionally balanced set meals for employees that are concerned about calories. Additionally, in fiscal year 2016 we carried out bone density measurement events and seminars on how to get your vegetable servings in collaboration with the employee cafeterias.
In the future, we will provide support for improving dietary knowledge and maintaining/promoting health, linking to health diagnosis results.
Board Displaying Calories
For better eating habits among our employees
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National Registered Dietician
Every day I think about what I can do as a national registered dietician so that the employees will have better eating habits. I try to provide creative menus, incorporating seasonal ingredients and holding events so that employees can continually enjoy food that is balanced in nutrition and both tastes and looks good, not just resorting to decreasing quantities. My desire is to support healthy lifestyles among employees through eating habits.
A significant number of employees feel work-related stress on a daily basis. To address this, Alpine provides counseling three times weekly with professional counselors. This service places a priority on reducing mental health issues in individual employees by seeking to identify specific issues and tendencies utilizing the results of counseling to develop measures that facilitate the creation of an environment in which all employees can work more comfortably.
Comprehensive Awareness Survey
Alpine has conducted a Comprehensive Employee Awareness Survey since 2003 to improve the working environment. Results of the 2015 survey showed that employee satisfaction with the company environment increased over the survey conducted in 2012.
Results also showed problems in communication, management, and work-life balance in the workplace. These will be discussed between labor and management to plan measures for improvement.
15th Comprehensive Employee Awareness Survey Results
Comprehensive Satisfaction with the Company
At Alpine, we have frequent communication between labor and management in order to maintain or improve working conditions for our employees and to improve their economic status. Labor and management discuss various issues for improving the workplace environment on a fair and level playing field, including revisions to the labor-management agreement, promotion of operational efficiency and leave privileges, and bonus negotiations.
Labor and management interaction is also actively promoted at our office in China. Feedback is gathered from employees on the workplace environment and submitted to the management team six times a year, and direct discussions by labor and management on the company’s policies and wages are held 12 times a year. These efforts are used to improve the workplace environment. These activities have also been highly rated by outside parties.
Round Table Discussion with Top Management
Alpine holds round table discussions between top management and young employees periodically for face-to-face communication to increase mutual understanding. In 2015, the company executives in sales, production, and technology and young employees actively exchanged opinions on each theme.
Round Table Discussion Content 2016
|Let's Talk About Corporate Culture||May, 2016||Director in Charge of Administration||Creating a corporate culture to please customers|
|Efforts for VISION 2020 and More||August, 2016||Director in Charge of Engineering||Strengths of Alpine technology and promising technical fields|
|Let's Talk About the Success of Women||October, 2016||Outside Directors||Creating a more comfortable workplace from the perspective of women|
|Let's Talk About the Job||March, 2017||Director in Charge of Engineering||How the company and employees can grow together|
Creation of a Workplace that Embraces Individuality
Each Alpine office carries out a wide range of activities aimed at creating working environments that facilitate employee communication.