Occupational Health and Safety
ASEH is committed to providing workers with a safe, healthy, and conducive work environment. To ensure the health and safety of employees, and prevent accidents at the workplace, we have formulated comprehensive procedures for managing occupational health and safety ("OHS"). The main focuses of ASEH's OHS Management include the OHS Management System and health promotion.
OHS Management System
All ASEH facilities worldwide have established OHS management organizations, and formulated methods and procedures that follow ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 standards, the RBA Code of Conduct and local regulations. In addition to setting up a system for regular reviews, the OHS management system contributes effectively to preventing accidents and achieving the goal of ‘zero accidents’.
Occupational Injury Management
Occupational injury and incident reporting and investigation procedures are firmly established at all ASEH facilities. When an occupational injury incident occurs, standard operating procedures shall be followed and reported to local authorities in accordance with the management policy and local regulations, while injury incidents are reviewed regularly to improve preventive measures. Each subsidiary manages the statistical analysis of occupational injuries using the major indicators published by the Ministry of Labor and the Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting (GRI Standards) - Disabling Injury Frequency Rate (FR) and Disabling Injury Severity Rate (SR) are key measurements but the statistics do not include traffic accidents. There were 110 incidents of occupational injuries in 2020. Physical injuries had the highest proportion out of all incidents, followed by ergonomic injuries caused by human factors and chemical injuries.
Medical Mask Factory
In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, ASEH decided to engage in the production of medical masks to ensure that stocks are available for the protection of our employees from Covid-19 and allay their concerns about mask shortages. ASEH subsidiary’s ASE invested nearly NT$10 million dollars to construct a mask manufacturing line. To promote environmental sustainability, reduce the use of packaging materials and increase our operational efficiency, we modified the production line to accommodate automated mask packing. Volume production at the mask factory began in Aug. 2020 after obtaining a medical device license from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Since then, a total of 60,000 Medical masks have been provided free of charge to employees of ASEH subsidiaries including ASE, SPIL, and USI. We will continue to produce medical masks in order to build a safe and comfortable workplace environment and strengthen our epidemics prevention and responses, as part of our corporate social responsibility.
Automated Mask Packing
The healthy workplace development principles proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) stipulate that a healthy workplace must account for the following aspects; " Workplace Physiological Health," " Workplace Psychosocial Health," "Personal Health Resources," and " 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.
Contractor Operation Safety Management
ASEH facilities have established contractor management policies to ensure that safety protocols are observed when contractors work at our facilities and to achieve the target of zero contractor occupational injuries. Eight high-risk types of operations at ASEH’s facilities were identified which include work on pipelines, flammable sources, work inside confined spaces, live-line, crane operations, elevated operations, chemical filling and roof works, for which stricter SOPs were instituted. Additionally, ASEH will continue to request contractors conducting high-risk operations to meet the requirements specified in the ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 management systems.