TSMC's "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection" Exceeded 17,000 Downloads in Its First Month of Release
Along with increasing production capacity, the scale of TSMC's supply chain also continues to grow. In 2020, the number of contractors entering and exiting TSMC premises every day records new high of 34,000, placing it first in the high-tech industry. In order to ensure the safety of contractors, in August of 2020, TSMC published a 799-page "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection" that can be used across TSMC's 10 fabs and 4 back-end packaging and testing plants, or even across the entire semiconductor industry. TSMC's "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection" uses easy-to-understand explanations to help contractors master safety and health regulations. In its first month of release, the downloads of this book exceeded 17,000, helping to achieve the goal of "zero incidents and zero occupational injuries."
86 TSMC Engineers Contributed to the Compilation of this "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection" to Create an Industry-Wide Universal Safety Standard
Environmental safety and health guidelines for contractors have had many versions and come in different forms according to types of work and workplaces. Based on TSMC's Safety and Health Policy, TSMC's Corporate Environmental Safety and Health Division initiated the compilation of the "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection," aiming to ensure that every contractor can "work safe and go home safe." Engineers from TSMC's Safety and Environmental Protection Department reorganized complex environmental, safety and health related regulations, and restructured them based on a logical timeline (before work, at work, and after work), so that users can use this handbook intuitively by following the comic-like guidelines step-by-step.
TSMC's"Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection" is in compliance with the latest laws and regulations. For example, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Ministry of Labor announced the latest "Heat Stress Prevention Guidelines for Workers Under High Temperature Work Environment," TSMC immediately established and added the heat stress prevention management process to the Blue Book to remind contractors that outdoor construction under high temperatures may cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and other heat related conditions, and corresponding safety measures are required. TSMC Corporate ESH Division, continues to monitor the operational needs of each fab and collecte contractors' common mistakes, implementation challenges, feedback and suggestions, in order to revise and update this "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection."
TSMC's Blue Book is designed with easy-to-follow graphics and text. This not only allows contractors to have a clearer understanding of each safety and health management regulation, but also increases the willingness of employees to actively read it. We have translated the Blue Book into Japanese, which serves as training materials for employees who work on TSMC's premises and helps us create a safe and hygienic workplace together.
Contractors' Feedback on the "Blue Book for Contractors' Safety, Health and Environmental Protection"
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New Awards Announced at TSMC's Annual Environmental, Safety and Health Conference for Contractors Adds to Recognize First-Line Contractors
In October 2020, TSMC held its 2nd "Annual Environmental, Safety and Health Communication Meeting for Contractors" at its sites in Hsinchu and Tainan. Fang Han-Wen, Director of the Corporate Environmental, Safety and Health Division, reiterated the importance of creating a safe workplace for contractors. In addition, the "2020 Excellent Contractor Award" was awarded to the outstanding contractors, with the award winning contractors sharing their methods in achieving "zero incidents and zero occupational injuries" to encourage other vendors.
I hope we will always uphold a safety-first mindset to achieve higher safety and health standards, so that a safety culture rooted in sustainability will become the cornerstone of future growth and prosperity with our society.
TSMC requires high-level managers to give their front-line workers the authority to proactively report and stop unsafe behaviors and work. In 2020, two new awards, "Excellent Supervisors" and "Excellent Workers in Workplace Safety" were announced. The evaluation criteria for the two awards include the number of contracted workers, autonomous independent inspections, incidents of non-compliance, and reporting rate. Thirty first-line contractors who actively maintained workplace health and safety standards and reported any non-compliance were recognized.
TSMC Contractor's Environmental, Safety and Health Senior Management Communication Meeting
|Theme||Zero Accident and Zero Occupational Injury (Contractor 100)|
|Location||TSMC's sites in Hsinchu and Tainan (2 sessions)|
|Participant||In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 100 contractors including equipment and service providers, and 200 environmental, safety and health related supervisors and key staffs were invited to attend|
|Topic||Supervisors and industrial safety personnel should consider safety management with perspectieves of the family, and manage workers in the workplace with the same safety standards for his or her own family members to create a friendly workplace with a cautious attitude|
|Award Winner||Judging Criteria||
1Number of outbound workers
2Number of independent inspections
3Number of inspections 4Number of independent reports
|11 Equipment Vendors||Murata Machinery Taiwan Ltd., Taiwan Ebara Precision Co., Ltd., Lam Research Co., Ltd., SAFC Hitech Taiwan of Merck Group, Versum Materials, Taiwan Co., Ltd., Hitachi High-Tech Taiwan Corp., Taiwan Daifuku Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electron Taiwan Ltd., Nanmat Technology Co., Ltd., Hermes-Epitek Corp., Grand Process Technology Corp.|
|13 Service Providers||Chenfull International Co., Ltd., Uangyih-Tech Industrial Co., Ltd., Marketech International Corp., J-YIH Electrical & Plumbing Co., Pte., Ltd., Trusval Technology Co., Ltd., Li Yei Enterprise Co., Ltd., Hsieh-Kun Co., Ltd., Pious Engineering Enterprises Corp., Ltd., North Engineering Corp., Tyi Sheng Co., Ltd., Brillian Network & Automation Co., Ltd., CHWE Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd., Lijie Industrial Corp.|
|Excellent Supervisors||Judging Criteria||1Number of independent inspections 2Missing number of audit inspections 3Number of independent notifications|
|15 Contractors||Murata Machinery Taiwan, Ltd. Hu Ming-Yuan, Trusval Technology Co., Ltd. Wang Kuan, Tyi Sheng Co., Ltd. Li Yong-Yuan, Song you Engineering Co., Ltd. Li Meng-Yu, Wholetech System Hitech, Ltd. Liu Feng-Yi, Desiccant Technology Co., Ltd. Luo Jia-Kang, Onyx Taho Technical Service Co., Ltd. Liu Chang-Min, Li Yei Enterprise Co., Ltd. Huang Ren-Wei, Hsin-Shuo Construction Co., Ltd. Chen Yi-Cheng, Organo Technology Co., Ltd. Guo Zheng-Cheng, Lijie Industrial Corp. Huang Xin-Qin, North Engineering Corp. Pan Qi-Tian, Power Plus Environment Technology Co., Ltd. Dai Rui-Hong, RAYZHER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. Luo Xiao-Kang, Lijie Industrial Corp. Luo Sheng-Kai|
|Excellent Workplace Safety Workers||Judging Criteria||1Number of independent inspections 2Missing number of audit inspections 3Number of independent notifications|
|15 Contractors||Murata Machinery Taiwan, Ltd. Chen Zhi-Yuan, SCREEN FT Taiwan Co., Ltd. Shen Ming-Shan, Lam Research Co., Ltd. Shen Jia-Hui, Tokyo Electron Taiwan Ltd. Huang Xuan-Fu, Brillian Network & Automation Co., Ltd. Jiang Shu-Zi, Tyi Sheng Co., Ltd. Wu Zhi-Xuan, Song You Engineering Co., Ltd. Liu Xue-Shu, Desiccant Technology Co., Ltd. Xu Xiao-Han, J-YIH Electrical & Plumbing Co., Pte., Ltd. Zhang Jia-Hua, Trusval Technology Co., Ltd. Zhan Yong-Ru, Uangyih-Tech Industrial Co., Ltd. Qiu Zhi-Cheng, Li Yei Enterprise Co., Ltd. He Ci-Ying, North Engineering Corp. Chen Yu-Qi, Hsieh-Kun Co., Ltd. Ke Wen-Ning, Trusval Technology Co., Ltd. Chen Jing-Bei|