Occupational Safety and Health

To ensure occupational safety and health implementing, TSMC established an organization with a clear division of roles and responsibilities to meet the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders. In 2019, TSMC continued to promote safety culture and improve risk management procedures. Due to expansion projects, TSMC premises were visited in 2019 by an average of 32,168 contractors staff each day. Therefore, TSMC published The Blue Book on Environmental Safety and Health for Contractors to strengthen safety management and create a safe and friendly environment together with its contractors. To help TSMC (China) and TSMC (Nanjing) build healthy and safe workplaces, TSMC launched in 2019 a special project on environmental safety and health for businesses, which is responsible for conducting regular reviews on relevant regulations and communicating with stakeholders about the feasibility of regulations, thereby helping TSMC's subsidiaries optimize their workplaces.

Strategies, Targets & Achievements

  • Build a Safety Culture
    Deeply instill a people-oriented safety culture, manage safety risks, and establish an intrinsically safe working environment
  • Comprehensive Health Management
    Safeguard the physical well-being of employees by preventing occupational diseases
  • Internal-External Alliance
    Collaborate with external parties to establish safer working environments in our supply chain

Safety and Health Performance

Following the Company's Safety and Health Policy, TSMC implemented the following measures and used the Safety Performance Index (SPI) to track performances to build a safety culture and manage risks.
Note 1: Includes TSMC (China) and TSMC (Nanjing)
Note 2: A regulation review platform that covers TSMC's Taiwan facilities, TSMC (China), and TSMC (Nanjing) was scheduled to be launched in 2019 to address discrepancies in legal regulations in different jurisdictions where TSMC operates. The launch was postponed to 2020 due to problems in the setup of domain firewalls.
Note 3: TSMC (China) and TSMC (Nanjing) are scheduled to be certified in 2020.

Safety Performance Index

TSMC built up one quantifiable SPI (Safety Performance Index) system to monitor safety and health executing stats at all sites quantitatively. Safety performance indicators adopted a management mechanism that uses blue, green, yellow and red four-level lights. In the event that one site's light is yellow, ISEP will immediately investigate the root cause and then fan out the improving actions to other sites at same time to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

Sample of Four-Level Lights

SPI Performance Color
SPI ≥ 95 Excellent
85 ≤ SPI < 95 Good
SPI Performance Color
70 ≤ SPI < 85 Warning
SPI < 70 Alarm

Comprehensive Health Management

TSMC is committed to making a breakthrough in traditional occupational health policies and building a safe working environment. To promote employee health and better respond to occupational hazards, TSMC established a "Health Management Program for Employees". Jobs are divided into several categories according to levels of risk. These categories represent the five main causes of occupational diseases, which are in the scope of health management plans for employees. According to the statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Ministry of Labor , R.O.C, TSMC prioritizes the order for occupational disease prevention.

Disabling Injury Statistics

TSMC uses the Disabling Frequency Rate (FR) and Disabling Severity Rate (SR) defined by Taiwan's MOL (Ministry of Labor) and GRI Standards to evaluate the effectiveness of the Company's occupational health and safety programs (the statistics did not include traffic accidents outside the factory).

For more information, please read TSMC 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report:

Inclusive Workplace - Occupational Safety and Health

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