Evaluated the use of some auxiliary tools to improve the job which could potentially cause musculoskeletal disorders, and use ergo risk assessment E-system to trace the risk improvement status.

Ergo Risk Prevention

TSMC kept three prevention actions including hardware control, on-job observation, and health examination questionnaire to reduce ergo risk. In 2016, TSMC changed the auxiliary standard to improve the handling load. In the past, if the operator handled an object which weighed more than 40 kg, he/she should use the auxiliary, but now the weight specification is changed to 30 kg. All sites surveyed similar handling jobs which was weighting more than 30 kg and found a total of 41 items of handling jobs that met the new specification and finally we add 8 new auxiliary designs now.

Hardware control

Equipment should meet SEMI Ergo safety design requirement, SEMI-S8

On-job Observation

According to on-job observation, we can find the improving opportunity

Health Examination Questionnaire

Analysis health examination questionnaire per three years. Employees who felt musculoskeletal pain and left work for more than four days should evaluate to improve their job