Risk Assessment and Management
To effectively prevent the occurrence of occupational hazards, the Company has established safety and health hazard identification and assessment procedures for risks and opportunities to identify potential hazardous factors of the work environment, process, activities, products, and services. We identify potential hazards, assess their risks, specify unacceptable risk levels, and prioritize engineering control measures for unacceptable risks. We identify and assess risks of contractor personnel and discuss operational risks and control measures in construction meetings or toolbox meetings. In terms of the procurement of new equipment and process upgrades, we manage changes, implement pre-purchase safety evaluations, and increase safety measures for mechanical equipment. We also select low-hazard chemicals to replace high-hazard chemicals and adopt source control measures to ensure personnel and plant safety and health. We implement regular hazard identification and risk assessment for work procedures and control unacceptable risks. The responsible units must file applications for operations with higher risks and levels of hazards, and the operations can only be carried out with the approval of related units. To ensure safe operations of power equipment and facilities, our manufacturing plants regularly use an infrared thermal imaging camera to undertake non-blackout inspections for early detection of any abnormalities and rapid response with effective improvement measures.
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment
The plants shall conduct automatic inspections and self-inspections in accordance with government regulations and the Company's operation standards to ensure the safety of employees and plants. Safety and health management department personnel shall carry out routine occupational safety assessments and inspections. They must also perform sampling inspections on contractors' operational safety. Plants in each region shall promote inter-industry health and safety inspection activities. Inspectors include safety and health management department employees of other plants, factory occupational safety and health personnel, and departmental occupational safety and health promotion employees. Through the observational learning of cross-industry inter-inspector activities, factory personnel safety and health management exchanges and interactions were improved as were manufacturing plant audits. Certain main production plants shall include inspection results in the safety and health evaluation activity. The units with the most improvement shall receive commendations and bonuses as well as rewards for the implementation personnel to encourage improvements in how employees practice safety and health management in their work.
Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances and Workplace Monitoring
To prevent the use of hazardous substances from affecting employee health, plants must prioritize the use of low-hazard chemicals and set up regional ventilation equipment to effectively remove hazardous gases. If the plants need to purchase new chemicals or replace chemicals used in the manufacturing process, they must follow the management procedures of the plant for implementing changes. They must conduct risk assessments for hazard ratings for the use of such chemicals and obtain approval from related units before they can be used in the plant.