Occupational Health and Safety

Health& Safety
Compal knows that employees, contractors, suppliers and workers are all important assets in the sustainable development of a company. Compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and other applicable requirements is therefore mandated during the development, testing, and mass production of company products. We also hope that all employees can grow in a safe working environment. We have therefore defined an Environmental Safety and Health Policy, established an Occupational Safety Management System, regularly host disaster prevention and firefighting drills, promote environmental safety training, and provide employees with places to relax physically and mentally outside of work. By boosting the physical and mental satisfaction of employees, we can prevent occupational injuries due to unsafe behavior, environment and equipment, and reduce the likelihood of absentee rate to give employees peace of mind at work and a healthy lifestyle.
Compal Environment Health and Safety Policy: 
Occupational Safety and Health Management System Certification
To protect the occupational safety of employees at work, we have not only established the Environmental Safety and Health Policy but also established relevant procedures and documents of the “Occupational Safety and Health Management” at each plant site in order to rigorously control details of each workplace. In addition, we further request each plant site to obtain the ISO45001:2018 certification in order to ensure that employees and all workers stationed in the plant sites are not exposed to hazards at work, or suffer from injuries due to erroneous operations. The certification includes the items of occupational hazards identification, emergency response measures, contractor management, etc. Through procedural document control and repetitive verification of PDCA, the employee occupational safety can be implemented. The occupational safety and health management system applies to all working personnel (including stationed workers) at the plant site. In addition, each plant site is requested to implement educational training.
Access Control Implementation
For strict access control with compliance to the ISMS Standards (Information Safety Management System), Compal requires employees to wear staff IDs within plants. The access card system at each entrance and exit controls personnel's access authority. For clients, suppliers, and other visitors, a security system is used to record the time of the visit, the number of visitors, and regulate the areas and time open to visitors. Compal's security personnel work in shifts 24-hour hours a day to control the entry of personnel and objects, perform safety inspections day and night inside and outside plants, monitor the presence of visitors and overtime workers, check incoming/outgoing vehicles, and perform traffic control.
Workerplace environment monitoring
To provide a safe workplace and community for our staff and residents, each plant is staffed with a unit responsible for routine inspection and maintenance, as well as identifying hazardous factors in the work environment. Example: Transportation and electrical safety measures, safety inspection measures, drinking water testing, emergency lighting testing, smoke detector testing, firefighting equipment inspection, lightning protection testing, wastewater testing. Environmental monitoring in the workplace is arranged by each plant twice a year to measure the chemicals present or used on-site. Testing covers office illumination, CO2 concentration, electromagnetic radiation absorption, organic solvent concentration in the laboratory, noise, and chemical monitoring.
Safety and health Management of Purchasing
In order to maintain a safety and health environment for employees, the Company requires suppliers or contractors to strictly follow laws and regulations and comply with occupational safety and health laws and regulations in the contracts for the procurement of machinery, equipment, raw materials and personal protective equipment, or for the construction of renovation and repair works, before receiving requests and requirements from the units, and confirms the compliance with the regulations before acceptance and construction, so as to reduce the exposure of employees to In order to reduce the exposure of employees to the risk of safety and health hazards in the environment.
Workers Safety Exercise and Education
Compal implements employee safety educational training courses to allow employees to understand the safety of the plant site and possible hazardous risks. In addition, the Company also assist employees to understand the disaster level and response measures, escape moving lines etc. according to the “Emergency Response Measure Management Procedures” and no disciplinary actions are imposed on employees leaving works due to emergency evacuationNote. In addition, we cooperate with the regional fire department to implement fire prevention training and annual fire education. We designed teaching materials on the proper response to fire, storms, flooding and earthquakes for online e-learning or physical classes. Employees must also sit an exam after the course and pass to complete the training. To help raise employee awareness on everyday disaster prevention concepts, the Company conducts live exercise on fire, the most common type of disaster, to teach employees what actions to take and what to watch out for. Fire drills are conducted every year at all plants worldwide and posted on the intranet for employees to view. The fire drills of the R&D Center and each plant are held in compliance with the times and hours of the law and regulation.

Occupational Safety Committee

An Occupational Safety and Health Committee has been established by Compal Taiwan in accordance with the law. Overseas plants hold regular meetings under the occupational safety and health management system. The OSH Committee is made up of management and employee representatives. Employee representatives speak for all employees and engage with the management on occupational safety matters to facilitate communication and consultation between company departments, throughout the company hierarchy, and relevant external units/bodies, as well as ensure a safe working environment for employees.

We explicitly specify the responsibilities of the management and employee representatives according to the management of the “Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Handbook,” “Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Policy Establishment Policy,” “Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Internal Audit Management Procedures” of the plant sites, and through the procedures of “Environmental Safety Improvement Communication Procedures.” Employee representatives shall participate in the development and review of safety and health policies and relevant procedures.

Prior to the meeting, if any unit has doubts or specific recommendations on the current method, it can be submitted to relevant units, such as Occupational Safety Office. After the receiving unit receives the notice, the “Environmental Safety Improvement Recommendation Form” is completed in order to feed back issues to relevant units, executing unit, thereby facilitating swift resolution of such issues. If such issue cannot be resolved timely, it will be discussed in the committee meeting.

Occupational Safety Management Certification

Validity period of ISO45001:2018 in each plant

  Plant Validity period of ISO45001:2018 in each plant Effective
Taiwan Pingzhen SGS 2024/9/14 TW18/10437
China Kunshan CQC 2025/7/24 00122S11989R6M/3200
CQC 2025/7/25 00122S12020R6L/3200
CQC 2024/2/24 00121S30602R5L/3200
CQC 2023/4/8 00120S30697R2S/3200
CQC 2025/7/24 00119E32085R5M/3200
Chengdong CQC 2024/1/8 00120S33221R2M/3200
Nanjing CQC 2024/5/23 00121S32631R2L/3200
Chengdu CQC 2025/7/4 00122S31742R3M/5100
Chongqing CQC 2024/4/10 00121S30888R1L
Vietnam CQC 2025/9/29 00122S31657R1M/3200
NQA 2023/4/27 119271

Emergency Response Measures and Accident Notification

Each plant area is equipped with Emergency Preparedness and Response Measures, and the documents explain in detail the "Risk Description", "Emergency Organization and Responsibility", "Prevention and Internal Notification", "EmergencyResponse", "External Information Release", "Follow-up Treatment ", etc., and the handling procedures of various risks are listed in detail. In case of any accident or injury due to natural disaster in Compal plant, the accident unit shall inform the unit supervisor and relevant unit personnel according to the procedure of occupational safety and health management system. Traffic accident handling: in case of any accident outside the plant of vehicles carrying Compal products, the accident shall be reported to the transportation company and then to the Plant Affairs Department. In case of vehicle damage or personal injury, the accident shall be reported to the police unit in the jurisdiction. Accident injury management (including death, disability, minor injury and traffic accident injury): report to the immediate supervisor first, and go to the hospital for first aid. The supervisor of the accident unit shall notify the Plant Affairs Department within three hours regardless of the severity of all injuries. The statistical results of occupational hazards in Taiwan shall be filled out in accordance with the regulations every month, and the Occupational Safety Office shall report to the Occupational Safety and Health Center of North District for future reference online. The detailed notification process shall be implemented in accordance with the procedure documents. According to the regulations, Compal’s plants can only sign cooperation contracts with legal agencies. Guards, group meals, cleaning personnel and other on-site staff are all guaranteed by the contracts. In case of any accident of on-site staff, first report to the team leader or management personnel directly under the team, then report to the person in charge of the plant for on-site confirmation, assist the injured to seek medical treatment and insurance.

Absentee Rate

The table below shows the absentee rate for 2019-2022. In 2022, COVID-19 has become more severe in all regions of the company, and the absentee rate is higher than previous years due to the isolation policy of each region. 

Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2022 Goals
Absentee rate 2 % 3 % 2 % 6 % 2 %
Data coverage 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %


(1) Absentee rate it does not include scheduled or permitted absenteeism such as holidays, maternity or paternity leave, etc.

(2)Absentee rate calculation: [Number of absentee days in the accounting period / Total days scheduled to be worked in the accounting period] x 100%.


Updated on July 10, 2023