The OIST Graduate University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees. The University offers training, programs, and medical services to promote the physical and mental health and well-being of its employees. Work areas in the University are required to be properly ventilated and appropriately lighted, and employees must be provided with ergonomically correct equipment, tools and furniture. In addition to taking safety training and complying with safety rules, employees are expected to be mindful of the need for a nutritious diet, for a good night’s sleep, for daily exercise, and for periods of relaxation and recreation. The University’s over-arching policies, rules, and procedures regarding general and job-specific safety training, employee health, research safety training, disaster preparedness and emergency response are set out in PRP Chapter 13.
The discussion in this Chapter is limited to health examination and compensation for employees who have a work-related injury or occupational illness covered by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act (Act No. 50 of 1947).