Health is the most valuable asset to any individual. We hope to provide employees an environment where they can work free of safety concerns, therefore we maintain a security system, organize regular disaster/fire safety drills, promote environmental safety, and offer employees recreational facilities where they can relax after work. In doing so, we hope to make employees feel satisfied and at peace with their work, and thereby reduce chances of work injury and absenteeism.
Disabling Injury and Injury
To ensure the job safety of the employees, we not only established the policies of environmental safety and health, but also formulated documents for related processes in each plant. We strictly implemented the steps and controlled every detail to make sure the employees not be exposed to danger when working or get injured from incorrect operation.
Injury Status of Employees
Compal follows the laws and management system of the environment, safety, and sanitation. We put them into practice in all of our working places. Compared with the information of 2016, the injury rate and the absence rate slightly rose. The rise resulted from the equation adjustment and the fact that we included traffic accidents that occurred when employees commute because of the back end of the system. There were no employees who suffered from occupational illness or work-related deaths in all plants. There were 1 to 2 death traffic accidents during the employees’ commuting to the plants in China in 2017. We will improve to understand and supervise the commuting status of the employees to prevent more tragedies from happening.
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 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.
To provide a safe workplace and community for our staff and residents, each plant has been staffed with a unit responsible for routine inspection, maintenance, and identification of hazardous factors in the work environment. For example, Traffic safety measures, power safety measures, security measures, drinking water tests, emergency lighting, smoke detector tests, fire safety equipment tests, lighting protection tests, and effluent tests are all part of the inspections performed by this unit. The Smart Devices Business Group at Taiwan Headquarters tests office lighting, CO2 concentration, and electromagnetic absorbency rate and lab organic solvent concentration twice a year. The environment inspection items of the Pingzhen factory include noise, lighting, CO2 and chemistry monitoring and 2 inspections are arranged every year. The R&D Center of the Smart Devices Business Group conducts environment inspection of 3 items, CO2, lighting and 2-Butoxyethanol, biannually and water inspection quarterly.
Workers Safety Exercise and Education
According to Article 15 of the Enforcement Rules of Fire Services Act and in cooperation following the instruction of the fire department of the district, we implement training sessions regularly every year on disaster prevention and knowledge promotion. Training is delivered via e-learning and all employees are required to complete the course. The course provides abundant and accurate information on how to handle situations such as fires, storms, floods, and earthquakes. The purpose of this training is to help employees build up awareness towards preventing disasters as part of daily life. For fire, the most common hazard of all, the Company organizes fire drills to make employees understand the important steps and facts about fire prevention. Fire drills are implemented every year at all plants worldwide; the progress of which is posted on the intranet for future reference. 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.
Safety Committee of the Labors
The Job Health and Safety Committee was established in Compal’s Pingzhen Plant. It has 7 committee members whose terms are 2 years. It convenes every 3 months to review the safety and health affairs of the plants. The meeting is hosted by the representative of the management and the employer serves as the commissioner to handle the affairs. The commissioner of the committee designates a person as the secretary to help the commissioner handle the affairs. There are 3 employee representatives in the Job Health and Safety Committee in the Pingzhen Plant according to the laws and regulations and they take up 43% of the committee.
The Kushan Plant in China is the main production base of Compal. Although it has no labor safety committee but it established the “Department of Labor Safety” and the “Labor Safety Subcommittee” according to the local laws. Their main functions are to participate in the formulation of our production protocol, operation protocol, rescue plan of safety emergency; report the education training and fire drills; supervise our safety management of major hazards; and correct and improve the practicing of measures. The 2nd to 5th Plant has 1 representative of the employer for each plant, which are 4 people in total. The representatives of the employees for each plant are 12, 11, 10 and 12 people respectively, which are 45 people in total.