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Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Targets

Wistron is committed to abiding by all occupational safety and health regulations and other related requirements. We strengthen employees' occupational safety and health awareness to reduce the risks of accidents.

All occupational safety and health management tasks are supervised by dedicated units who are responsible for occupational safety and health management activities. The plants set their own performance targets in accordance with the Company's occupational safety and health policy. The Company's overall targets: Zero major work safety incidents (accidents involving deaths are defined as major work safety incidents).

The Company's overall targets:   0   major work safety incidents

Occupational health and safety management system

Wistron has approximately 60,000 employees in all plants across the world. All plants have introduced ISO 45001 Occupational Safety and Health Management System to effectively manage safety and health of the environment and provide employees with a good work environment.

Worker Safety Committee

All Wistron plants have established a Worker Safety Committee to take charge of the occupational safety and health of their plants, facilitate communication, and respond to complaints. The Committee includes a supervisor being responsible for decision-making as well as worker representatives. It is the main communication channel for employee participation in occupational safety and health management. Employees can submit questions or opinions on occupational safety and health to representatives of the Department who propose them in annual meetings. It allows employees to directly communicate with senior executives through the Committee.

Specific Measures for Occupational Safety and Health

Hazard Identification
  • Regularly organize hazardous factor risk assessments to assess whether operating procedures comply with regulations
  • The Company requires corrections for non-compliant procedures in accordance with legal requirements
Communication and engagement
  • Worker Safety Committee
  • Internal communication and reporting procedures
Health Protection
  • Employee health examination plan
  • Regular operation environment inspections
  • The Company sets up medical rooms or assigns doctors to work onsite and provides psychological consultation services
Training and education
  • Occupational safety and health education and training for new recruits
  • We organize training for special hazards or first aid for operation personnel
  • We organize annual refresher EHS training for EHS officers
  • We organize health seminars and invite experts to give speeches and answer employees' questions on health
Response Work
  • All types of occupational safety evacuation drills (daytime/nighttime and earthquakes)
  • Response drills for fire safety, confined spaces, and chemical leaks
Protection measures
  • The Company has established rigorous application and control regulations for special positions (e.g., soldering, operations of chemicals, and noises) and established management measures and solutions for different risk ratings
  • Continuous improvement of protection equipment
  • Require the use of personal protection equipment
Supplier Management
  • When new suppliers are introduced, the Company verifies that they meet the basic requirements for occupational safety management certification
  • Include occupational safety management into regular supplier audit items

Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training

To help employees understand Wistron's regulations of occupational safety and health and learn how to respond to hazards and accidents, all new employees must take occupational safety and health education courses when they report for duties. As the operating procedures of employees with specific responsibilities may involve irregular hazards, they are provided with additional training: Emergency drills for first aid, fire safety, confined spaces, and chemical spill improve the safety awareness of employees and ensure the safety and health of the work environment.

Workplace Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Trained personnel are responsible for hazard identification and using quantified risk factors as the basis for risk evaluations. The safety and health management unit reviews the risk factors and establishes risk ratings to set the control and implementation targets for operating in hazardous environments. They also include the risk factors into management records for regular tracking to continue to eliminate potential occupational hazards in the workplace. In the event of any emergency during any operation, employees must determine whether to suspend operations or take necessary preventive measures based on the onsite hazardous conditions. Employees will not be subject to any unfavorable treatment for leaving their post to escape hazards.

Voluntary Reporting of Near Miss Incidents

Wistron has established standard operating procedures for near miss incidents and reports them to the responsible units in accordance with the Incident Response and Investigation Management Procedures to verify whether an incident has occurred and conduct investigations. The incident is then specified in the near miss incident record table and submitted to superior officers. The Company analyzes the causes of incidents and formulates corrective and preventive measures. We then evaluate the effectiveness of these measures and continue to track improvements.

Near miss incidents

Taiwan:

1
incident

China:

144
incidents

Europe and Americas:

300
incidents

Wistron has designed online platforms such as the Wistron WeChat services provided by the WeChat official account to expedite communication. It includes an intelligent customer service module that answers employees' questions. In the event of any emergency incident or near miss incedent, we have established internal communication procedures to facilitate quick reports.

Incedent Investigation

When an employee or a contractor experiences a work safety incident, Wistron will investigate the incident and track the progress in accordance with the Accident Response and Investigation Management Procedures and determine damage conditions and occupational injuries based on the incident. After the incident investigations are completed, the Company is required to submit results and implement response measures for the dedicated unit to continue to supervise and track to reduce losses and prevent the recurrence of similar situations.

Occupational Injury Statistics

The occupational injury statistics of Wistron full-time employees and workers other than employees in 2021 are specified in the table below. Our occupational injury statistics are reported and implemented in accordance with regulations. The recorded data on injuries are used as the main records. The Company will cooperate with the requirements of government institutions for defining the ratio of severe occupational injuries. We have received no relevant information on occupational illness. With regard to the management of workers other than employees, all Wistron Plants implement management models for onsite personnel and contractors in accordance with local regulations.

Occupational Injury Statistics of Employees in 2021
Occupational Injury Statistics of Workers Other Than Employees in 2021
Statistics of Disabling Injuries Taiwan China Europe and Americas
Year 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021
Employees 8,907 9,149 56,867 51,050 3,963 5,425
Total Work Hours 17,184,756 17,929,115 145,400,960 112,417,169 7,250,580 9,826,451
Main Category of Occupational Injury Traffic accident Traffic accident Traffic accident Traffic accident Crushing Crushing
Laceration, cut Crush injury due to mishandling of objects Machine-related injury Sprain Cuts Sprain Cuts
Occupational Injury Rate 0.79 0.67 0.10 0.08 0.36 0.71
Occupational Illness Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lost Day Rate 4.15 3.49 4.87 0.95 12.58 12.35
Total Number of Work-Related Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Note 1:Occupational injury rate (IR): (Number of occupational injury incidents/total work hours) * 200,000(Light injuries: Only Zhongshan/Czechia/Mexico Plants include light injuries in their IR, all other plants exclude light injuries.)
  • Note 2:Occupational illness rate (ODR): (Total occupational illness cases/total work hours) * 200,000
  • Note 3:Lost day rate (LDR): (Number of lost days due to work injuries/total work hours) * 200,000(Calculation of the number of days: Only the Kunshan/Kunshan Opt/Zhongshan/Mexico Plants calculate the number of days based on calendar days; all other plants calculate based on the number of scheduled work days)
  • Note 4:In Czechia, employees are entitled to go to visit their doctor during work hours (the frequency of visits is not limited and the length of time spent also includes the journey time), and they may also stay at home to rest for a longer period of time when sick.
  • Note 5:The table shows data of full-time employees
Statistics of Disabling Injuries Taiwan China Europe and Americas
Year 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021
Employees 110 101 1,375 1,716 1,208 1,544
Total Work Hours 227,854 220,562 2,742,815 3,934,312 661,822 247,239
Main Category of Occupational Injury None None Cut None Crushing, Cut None
Occupational Injury Rate 0 0 0.07 0.31 1.21 2.43
Occupational Illness Rate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lost Day Rate 0 0 0 0 8.46 11.33
Total Number of Work-Related Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Note:Scope of the number of people in the survey: Work personnel of the plant as of December 31: security guards, cleaners, group meal preparation personnel, and others (long-term onsite operators and specialists)