Safe Working Environment
Safety & Health Policy
ChipMOS is committed to the safety and health issues concerning our employees and all workers throughout our fabs. We regularly examine management goals and operations and continue to implement ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. In 2020, the OHSAS 18001 certification has been alternated with ISO 45001 operations for all ChipMOS fabs, and third-party assurance has been achieved, helping us to better achieve workplace health and safety management.
Occupational Safety & Health Committee
ChipMOS has formulated the Occupational Safety & Health Committee (OSH Committee), which convenes quarterly meetings that are chaired by senior managers and attended by all department heads in addition to the OSH Committee members. The task of the OSH Committee is to draft environmental, safety and health (ESH) promotional strategies, establish ESH promotional objectives, and to foster continuous improvement plans in related areas.
Worker Participation, Consultation, and Communication on Occupational Health and Safety
In 2020, the objective of ChipMOS's ESH management is to achieve full participation from all workers in terms of reviewing procedures, participation in operational environment monitoring, investigating incidents and reports, and hazard identification and more. A management system that includes communications of opinions has also been set up. We strove to enhance the ESH awareness in employees and to enhance the safety and health in workplace environment through organizing activities and to inspire employees through rewards.
Hazard Identification, Risk assessment, and Incident Investigation
Employees' awareness for safety and health during operations is enhanced through the prevention model and self-training in the risk management. The rate of occurrence and severity of risks is identified through hazard identification management procedures by each department on an annual basis. Hazards that can be improved upon are sought out to reduce relevant risks. In case of immediate danger in the workplace, workers may autonomously stop operations and to retreat to safe locations without affecting the safety of other workers. The Company will not give any unfavorable treatment. All incidents that occur will be investigated and improved based on corresponding procedures, and the incidents will be reviewed at the OSH Committee meeting to prevent similar occurrences.
ChipMOS is committed to contractor management. Besides implementing a review and management system from contractor qualifications, training, and onsite management, a separate set of construction safety and health management procedures have been implemented for processes that pose increased danger (e.g. involve open flame, height, suspension, stackers or confined space). To prevent accidents, contractors are required to comply with safety regulations before, during, and after construction. We continued to conduct the contractor evaluation system in 2020. Evaluation over quality, lead time, safety, cooperation and discipline are conducted based in the contractor management system based on contractors' onsite conduct. Moreover, contractors are effectively management and relevant management risks are reduced through contractual ranking mechanism.
ChipMOS strives to enhance the employees' awareness for safety and health. We implemented self-management and self-training, and expanded the training objectives for each rank to enhanced the organizational responsiveness. Besides statutory requirements, we also required contractors to implement relevant training to prevent management risks from contractors' personnel. Moreover, we also reinforced the compulsory pre-work ESH training and toolbox meeting.
All emergency drills, including fire, earthquake, typhoon, and chemical disaster preventions, are all implemented by three major indicators, prevention, early warning, and action. ChipMOS conducts emergency drills by situation simulation and implementation to ehance the employees' awareness of hazards and emergency response capabilities, thus significantly reducing disasters and losses. Meanwhile, members of the emergency response team will receive training in every six months to enhance their capabilities.