Occupational Health and Safety
ASEH is committed to providing employees a safe, healthy and conducive work environment, and at the same time, ensuring the safety of contractors and visitors at our premises. We have formulated a set of occupational health and safety (OHS) management standards to effectively prevent occupational disasters and protect workers’ health and safety. The key focus of ASEH’s OHS management includes OHS management systems and health promotion.
OHS Management System
All ASEH facilities worldwide have established management organizations and formulated management methods and procedures that are in compliance with ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems), the RBA Code of Conduct, and local regulations. In addition, regular review procedures were set up to effectively prevent accidents so as to achieve the "zero accidents" management objective. ASEH's global facilities conduct regular checks on occupational health and safety management systems and obtain relevant certifications*. Such actions facilitate the effective tackling of long-term problems that impact employee health, absenteeism and accidents. Our facilities are also in the process to transition to the new ISO 45001 standard.
ASE's global facilities observe occupational safety, emergency response, work injury and occupational disease prevention, industrial hygiene, physical labor work, machinery protection, public health and accommodation, health and safety information covered under the compliant with local health and safety regulations. On an annual basis, we assess and identify risks for all new or modified manufacturing processes ascertain risks and establish control procedures where needed.
We have identified operating environments in our facilities in which ionizing radiation, noise, hazardous chemical substances, dust, etc. create greater risk. Personnel working in such environments are provided with especially thorough regular physical checkups as well as high-quality protective equipment. Measures are also taken to protect and monitor the health of personnel in these environments while ensuring the privacy of their health information. In case of immediate danger at our facilities (e.g., a fire, earthquake, gas leak, chemical leak, or other emergency), employees may stop work, when doing so does not pose a safety threat to other employees or themselves, and immediately proceed to the designated evacuation area and report to their managers.
Occupational Injury Management and Preventive Measures
Established procedures for the management of occupational hazards and incident reporting and investigation, are in place at all ASEH facilities worldwide. In the event of an occupational injury, the incident should be managed according to company policies and local regulatory guidelines, and reported to the respective local authority within the stipulated timeline. Injury incidents and preventive measures are reviewed each quarter to move our facilities closer to our goal of zero injuries. There were no deaths due to occupational injury at ASEH facilities in 2019. The year’s total number of occupational injuries was 156, the occupational injury rate was 0.165, the lost day rate was 2.502, the occupational disease rate was 0.001, the disabling injury frequency rate* was 0.829, and the disabling injury severity rate* was 11.486. For more information, please refer to the Statistical Information on Occupational Safety and Health of worker in the appendix.
Occupational Injury Incident Handling and Reporting System
ASEH facilities have established occupational accident and incident reporting and investigation procedures and management procedures. When an occupational injury incident occurs, the standard handling procedure is carried out and the incident is reported to the competent local authority according to management regulations and local laws and regulations. Injury incidents and improvement of preventive measures are reviewed each quarter to ensure the plant is moving forward to the goal of zero injuries.
Contractor Operation Safety Management
ASEH facilities have established contractor management plans to assure safety management mechanisms can be carried out when contractors work inside the facilities and the goal of zero occupational injuries for contractors can be achieved. There are eight types of operations entailing high risks in ASEH facilities, including pipeline, hot work, confined space, live-line work, cranes operation, elevated operation, chemical filling work and working on the roof. Guidelines for high-risk operations have been instituted to serve as the basis for construction control. ASEH will continue to request contractors for high-risk operations to present proof that they meet the requirements specified in OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.
Disaster Response and Emergency Drills
All of our manufacturing facilities develop disaster response and recovery plan and conduct full-scale emergency drills annually in cooperation with the local authorities. Various scenarios are simulated at these drills 100 to improve our disaster response plans. In 2019, we completed 400 drills for earthquakes, fire and chemical disasters. ASEH Chungli Facility apply outstanding fire safety management award in the Workplace.
The healthy workplace development principles proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) stipulate that a healthy workplace must account for the following aspects; "Physical Work Environment," "Psychosocial Work Environment," "Personal Health Resources," and "Enterprise Community Involvement". Moreover, it must strive for continuous improvement by implementing processes of integration, needs assessment, prioritization, planning, execution, evaluation, and improvement. ASEH provides our employees with various medical, health and psychological counseling services, formulates employee health management measures based on the concept of preventive healthcare, emergency infectious disease response procedures, emergency rescue procedures and maternal health. The company identified employees with high health risks and offered them health improvement plans as well as inviting them to participate in health improvement activities.