Health and safety (Occupational safety and health)

Occupational health and safety

Policy Occupational Safety Health, Environment and Energy Policy
Commitment Active compliance
Responsible unit EH&S Div.
Resources invested As shown in the table below
Complaint mechanism Internal and external communication, education training and advocacy, and full participation of EH&S monthly activities
Goals Zero fines Zero major incidents
Action plans Various management plans (As shown in the table below)
Other measures -

2018 safety and health funding / Labor input

Item Results
Funding (TWD) 148,212,134
Safety Officer (people) 510
Occupational Safety and Health Project Input (TWD) 25,148,285
Occupational Safety and Health Advocacy (Including physical meetings / lectures, promotional materials / posters, texts / mails / electronic media) 1,402 events

International system certification

The comprehensive occupational safety and health management mechanism is constructed on the spirit of self-management and systematic conduct. In this regard, we actively implement OHSAS 18001 management system in each plant, and realize the spirit of PDCA continuous improvement through e-management interfaces to improve system efficiency.

Unimicron’s occupational safety and health system implementation and results

Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
1. Obtained 100% OHSAS 18001:2007 verification and are verified by a third-party verification agency every year.
2. Obtained the Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System (TOSHMS) verification according to the CNS15506:2011 (Chinese National Standards).
3. Luchu Plant II and Hejiang Plant II have both obtained the certificates for goal achievement of cumulative disaster-free working hours.
4. Luchu II Plant: Accumulated disaster-free working hours amounted to 3,620,758 hours (Nov. 16, 2015 - Apr. 30, 2018)
5. Hejiang II Plant: Accumulated disaster-free working hours amounted to 1,922,6919 hours (Aug. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2018)
6. Luchu Plant II received the Excellent Achievement Award for Chemical Exposure Assessment and Graded Management Guidance from the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA.
7. Precision S2 Plant received approval for its three-year occupational safety and health management system performance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, MOL. (2018/11/18~2021/11/17)
1. Obtained 100% OHSAS 18001:2007 verification and are verified by a third-party verification agency every year.
2. Unimicron Technology (Kunshan) passed the Second Level Standardization of Production Safety verification and continues to maintain it.
3. Unimicron Technology (Suzhou) is awarded the Excellence Award in the Workplace Health Promotion and Communication Materials Production Competition of Jiangsu Province and Suzhou Industrial Park.
4. Unimicron Technology (Shenzhen) was recognized by Bao’an District as “double prevention procedure benchmark enterprise”.

Creating a good, safe, healthy, and comfortable work environment is Unimicron’s philosophy when implementing occupational safety and health. We consistently invest in relevant resources to promote and conduct various measures and actions. We also continue to improve our management systems in response to the concerns of competent authorities, customers and employees toward occupational safety and health, and actively share our management practices and results with the industry to implement the shared value of occupational safety and health. All of Unimicron’s plants have occupational safety and health management systems (established according to Article 12-2 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act). Since December 2004, each plant has successfully passed the international standards of OHSAS 18001 Occupational Safety and Health Management System.

Since January 2012, all plants in Taiwan have passed the verification of CNS15506 Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System (TOSHMS) of the Chinese National Standards (CNS). To maintain the effective Management of the management systems above, we are making continuous improvement of management system Management, and regular verifications by external certification agencies every year to ensure the integrity and soundness of the Company’s health, safety, and environmental protection mechanisms, including consultation and participation from workers and their representatives, and proper control of the flow of information between internal and external stakeholders. In accordance with the international Occupational Health and Safety Management System ISO45001 announced on March 12, 2018, the Company also expects to complete the transition of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System from OHSAS 18001 to ISO45001 in 2019.

Unimicron’s Occupational Safety and Health Management personnel are all full-time employees. All plants in Taiwan have set up occupational safety and health units, and a sufficient number of occupational safety (health) administrators and managers in compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. Their duties are to perform professional occupational safety services in accordance with Article 5-1 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The person in charge of each workplace and supervisors at each level shall direct, supervise, coordinate, and guide personnel in the implementation of safety and health matters in accordance with the work items planned by the occupational safety and health management unit. All employees in the Company shall execute relevant matters in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Management Standards.

All employees of the Company are expected to comply with the standards set by the results from the hazard identification and risk assessment process. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Company shall protect workers from revenge that may affect their right to work or promotion during their employment, or protect them from being discriminated against if they report or notify incidents, hazards, risks, or opportunities; leave work conditions that are likely to cause harm or disease; or report hazards or dangerous situations to worker representatives, employers, or regulatory authorities. Unimicron has established the Occupational Safety and Health Committee and regularly holds committee meetings in plants in Taiwan and Mainland China. Both employer and employees participate in meetings, which involve the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act such as communication, participation, consultation, and related matters. The ratio of the labor representatives in the committee is superior to regulatory requirements in Taiwan, with an average ratio of 57%. The ratio of the labor representatives in plants in Mainland China also reached 63%, showing how much we value employees’ opinions and participation.

Proportion of labor representatives

Plant Proportion of labor representatives Laws and regulations
Shanying Plant Site 62% 30%
Hejiang Plant Site 42% 30%
Luchu Plant Site 42% 30%
Hsinchu Plant Site 67% 30%
Qun Hong Technology 54% 30%
Plants in Mainland China 63% -

Note 1: Annual statistics as of 2018
Note 2: Shanying Plant Site includes Shanying Plant, Precision S1 Plant, Precision S2 Plant, Precision S3 Plant and Shanying Wenhua Plant Hejiang Plant Site includes Hejiang Plant, Hejiang Plant II, and Chungli Plant Luchu Plant Site includes Luchu Plant, Luchu Plant II, and Dayuan Plant Hsinchu Plant Site includes Hsinfeng Plant I, and Chung Hsing Plant Qun Hong Technology includes Qun Hong Dacheng Plant, and Qun Hong Renyi Plant Plants in Mainland China include Unimicron Technology (Kunshan), Unimicron-FPC Technology (Kunshan), Unimicron Technology (Suzhou), Unimicron Technology (Shenzhen), and Unimicron Technology (Huangshi)

2016 Company-wide Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Injury rate (IR) 0.147 0.073 0.119 0.228 0.044 0.153 0.099 0.078 0.091
Lost day rate (LDR) 4.844 3.484 4.325 2.723 4.384 3.404 6.682 3.828 5.642
2017 Company-wide Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Injury rate (IR) 0.138 0.091 0.120 0.212 0.125 0.176 0.083 0.061 0.075
Lost day rate (LDR) 2.269 1.149 1.831 2.445 1.379 2.007 2.138 0.952 1.692
2018年度 Company-wide Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Injury rate (IR) 0.213 0.061 0.154 0.223 0.064 0.159 0.204 0.058 0.149
Lost day rate (LDR) 1.731 0.683 1.323 1.988 0.844 1.530 1.516 0.537 1.145

Injury rate (IR) = Total number of work injuries / Total hours worked × 200,000 * Lost day rate (LDR) = Total number of work days lost / Total hours worked × 200,000
Occupational disease rate (ODR) = (Total number of occupational disease cases / Total hours worked) x 200,000 *
In the past three years, the injury rate and the lost day rate for contractors and dispatch workers have both been zero

Unimicron had no severe occupational disasters in 2018. Our disabling severity rate (SR) decreased by 33% compared to 2017, and disabling frequency rate (FR) increased by 17% compared to 2017. The main reason for the increase was due to several minor injuries arising from the lack of safety awareness of some new employees. After analysis, there were 23 cases of plant workers in Taiwan who had work injuries and took leave for more than one day in 2018. The main types of incidents include 4 cases of impact injuries (17%), 4 cases of sprain injuries (17%), and 3 cases of pinch point injuries (13%). In order to avoid the occurrence of occupational incidents, Unimicron will be promoting high-risk operation safety assessment, safety observation, and evaluation; intensify occupational disaster prevention improvement projects in each plant in 2019; and continue to educate and strengthen employees’ self-awareness of safety. There are 35 types of specific hazardous workplaces, including noise, ionizing radiation, manganese, lead, nickel and fine dust in Unimicron’s plants in Taiwan and Mainland China. Regular specific workplace health checks are carried out every year. The special health check report in 2018 shows that: The number of specific health checks in plants in Taiwan was 6,649, and the number of specific Level II health checks was 2,446. The number of specific health checks in plants in Mainland China was 4,826. Nine staff members with abnormalities have completed tracking and improvement. The participating rate of specific health check was 100% in 2018, and there have been no cases of occupational diseases so far.

The Group’s work injury hours

Disabling frequency rate (F.R.) each year
Company-wide Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
Year Employees Contactors Dispatch Employees Contactors Dispatch Employees Contactors Dispatch
2016 0.57 0 0 0.76 0 0 0.45 0 0
2017 0.65 0 0 0.98 0 0 0.37 0 0
2018 0.76 0 0 0.79 0 0 0.74 0 0
Disabling severity rate (S.R.) each year
Company-wide Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China
year Employees Contactors Dispatch Employees Contactors Dispatch Employees Contactors Dispatch
2016 23 0 0 17 0 0 28 0 0
2017 9 0 0 11 0 0 8 0 0
2018 6 0 0 7 0 0 5 0 0

Note 1:
Disabling frequency rate (F.R.) = Number of disabling injuries * 106 / Number of hours worked Disabling severity rate (S.R.) = (Number of disabling injuries * number of work days lost) * 106 / Number of hours worked The number of disabling injuries is defined as The number of cases in which a worker could not resume work after an occupational injury for more than one day (inclusive). The total number of work days lost is defined as The number of days in which the worker could not resume work after an occupational injury for more than one day (inclusive). The total number of days lost does not include the calendar days of the day of the injury and the day of resuming work.
Note 2:
Definition of severe occupational disasters: In Taiwan, it refers to the “severe occupational accidents” defined in Article 31 of the Enforcement Rules of the Labor Inspection Act. In Mainland China, it refe

In 2018, Unimicron had a recordable number of occupational injuries (including work-related injuries, Merbromin, and false alarms) totaling 2,997 cases. This information is based on the severity and frequency of the occupational disasters. The occupational safety and health of the accidents will be improved and placed under performance review in order of occurrence.

Category District Total work hours (hours) Recordable occupational injuries (cases) Recordable occupational injury rate (Injury rate (IR))
Employees Plants in Taiwan 31,370,119 2,079 13
Plants in Mainland China 36,337,770 918 5
Total 67,707,889 2,997 9
Contactors Plants in Taiwan 1,026,096 0 0
Plants in Mainland China 257,232 0 0
Total 1,283,328 0 0
Dispatch Plants in Taiwan 9,799,680 0 0
Plants in Mainland China 124,080 0 0
Total 9,923,760 0 0

Injury rate (IR) = Number of injuries / total hours worked × 200,000*

Unimicron has established a notification, investigation, and improvement process for occupational incidents in accordance with the Occupational Safety Management System. The incident investigation shall include the hazard identification, risk assessment of the incident operation process, and the improvement measures needed for the Occupational Safety and Health Management

To cultivate occupational safety and health culture in the workplace, Unimicron encourages all employees to actively participate in sustainable activities of occupational safety and health. Unimicron has one occupational safety and health officer in each plant and each unit, with an average of one occupational safety and health officer per 51 employees. There were 510 occupational safety and health officers in the plants in Taiwan and Mainland China in 2018, showing how much we value our occupational safety and health culture. To put the culture into practice, occupational safety and health officers convene monthly meetings to carry out bilateral communication, promotion and counseling, and helps promote various occupational safety and health activities to strengthen employees’ awareness towards occupational safety and health.

Each year we set the annual occupational safety and health education and training plans for employees (including contractors). Apart from physical courses, we also provide relevant courses on the e-learning platform, enabling employees to study online at the Unimicron E-College. The training topics include professional occupational safety and health information, knowledge of various occupational hazards prevention, campaigns of work and home safety, and methods to use personal protective equipment. These can specifically enhance employees’ safety and health knowledge. In addition, to prevent all types of emergency, each factory and unit shall implement emergency drills for disasters such as fire, chemical disaster, occupational disaster, fire safety, and natural disaster (e.g., earthquake and flood) each year, to enhance all staff’s emergency response capability and ensure the stability of Management.

2018 Annual Occupational Safety Training

Occupational Safety Training Courses Ten minutes of education and training Work safety officer training Orientation Campaign of occupational disaster cases Occupational safety on-the-job training Occupational Safety Management System training Occupational safety certification training
Plants in Taiwan Number of sessions 536 75 234 328 92 6 9
Number of participants 112,372 2,064 2,999 21,425 4,222 148 25
Number of hours 20,825 2,223 17,961 3,559 10,970 966 285
Plants in Mainland China Number of sessions 70 11 200 - 42 2 -
Number of participants 195,082 396 10,086 - 51,827 78 -
Number of hours 32,597 688 23,617 - 103,584 468 -
Total Number of sessions 606 86 434 328 134 8 9
Number of participants 307,454 2,460 13,085 21,425 56,049 226 25
Number of hours 53,422 2,911 41,578 3,559 114,554 1,434 285

Contractors’ occupational safety and health training

Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China Total
Number of sessions 150 15 165
Number of participants 3890 497 4387

Emergency response drill sessions and number of participants

Plants in Taiwan Plants in Mainland China Total
Number of sessions 456 254 710
Number of participants 16,849 20,752 37,601
Theme of the drills Emergency response to natural disasters such as equipment fire accidents, fire evacuation drills, chemical spills, work injuries, confined space Management, floods, and earthquakes
Occupational Safety and Health/Fire Emergency Drills Number of sessions Number of people (including contractors) Man-hour (hours)
Fire 395 26,637 32,241
Chemical disasters 209 1,867 1,243
Fire/Chemical disasters triggered by natural disasters (factory-wide evacuation) 27 8279 20,786
Others (including poisoning and false alarm) 79 818 535
Subtotal 710 37,601 54,804

Health Promotion Platform – Unimicron’s Health Management Center

In 2014, Unimicron officially established the Health Management Center in Taiwan, with the concept that prevention is more important than treatment. Through various health promotion events and services, the physical and mental health of each employee is being cared for, creating a friendly workplace to work safely and happily. Since its establishment, the Center has provided a total of 251,278 services, with an increasing trend. It shows that we actively respond to workplace health issues and provide comprehensive health services to employees.

Unimicron Health Management Center

Item Performance
No. of occupational specialist physicians employed 4 physicians
No. of registered nurses employed 13 nurses
No. of times served 307 sessions
Total No. of service hours 915 hours
Service content Employees’ health check, health education, health consultations and evaluation, health promotion survey, improvements of operating hazards at workplace, and fitness for work assessment after disease/injury.
Results There were 235 health promotional events of various types held in the plants in Taiwan, and a total of 64,943 people participated.
There were 113 health promotional events held in the plants in Mainland China, and a total of 20,209 people participated. In 2018, 4,410 people participated in the online health education course.

Health Promotion Survey

Since 2015, Unimicron has conducted regular health management surveys through the Personal Health Management Questionnaire Platform each May. Analysis is conducted by the occupational specialist physicians and registered nurses of each plant to effectively control employees’ occupational health risks, discover abnormalities as early as possible, and provide health management-related suggestions.

Theme Outcomes of 2018
Musculoskeletal System Carry out assessment on human factors and, if necessary, accompany occupational safety employees to the workplace for on-site assessment; and provide medical and healthy living advice and improve the operating mode. In 2018, 10,082 people participated in the survey and the abnormality rate was 4%, which is decreasing year by year and was the lowest over past years.
Pressure (Burnout) In 2018, 10,082 employees conducted self-assessment and 3.6% of them showed burnout. The abnormality rate has been decreasing steadily year by year.
Employees have their cardiovascular risks evaluated together with the health check report. For those who are under high risk, one-to-one consultation is provided as well as medical transfer if necessary. There were 127 employees who completed the one-to-one health consultation and had their health well-managed.
Daily eye usage self-assessment Use the new health knowledge to advocate for eye care and correct bad eye habits of employees.

Unimicron’s EHS Month

Unimicron always puts safety first. Since 2004, we have held the EHS Month event in the third quarter of each year. The CEO attends the opening and closing ceremonies, with participation from the Unimicron Group and the plants in Mainland China and Taiwan. It is hoped that the high-level management’s declaration and attention on safety shall promote all employees to value and care for the occupational safety and health in the workplace.

Active Participation in External Engagement and Experience Sharing

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