TSMC Introduces Ergonomics Engineering E-System to Build a Safe Workplace
TSMC follows and surpasses both domestic and international safety and health regulations and standards, pro-actively building a safe and healthy workplace. In recent years, the concerns on occupational safety and health have gradually expanded from immediate physical and chemical injury to “ergonomic damage” caused by long-term, repeated, or poor posture. TSMC has adopted the Ergonomics Engineering E-System since 2013, and in 2018 we expanded the system to discover, analyze and eliminate dangerous factors, achieving the goal of preventing occupational injury and building a safe workplace.
Developments of TSMC Ergonomics Engineering E-System
Quantifying Hazardous Risks in Workplace and Eliminating Occupational Injury Precisely
The function of TSMC’s Ergonomics Engineering E-System covers hazard assessment, risk evaluation, risk control and periodical examination. At the risk evaluation stage, the system selects a suitable professional global evaluation checklist according to different operation modes and estimates the risk level to which the operators are exposed. If the result indicates high or medium risk, TSMC immediately launches operation exams and on-site visits to draft and execute an improvement plan, then confirms the risk is removed through the second evaluation and arranges regular follow-up inspection. As of March, 2019, 1,568 evaluations of occupational ergonomics risk have been carried out.
Procedure of TSMC Ergonomics Hazard/ Risk Improvement System
Professional Global Evaluation Checklists Adopted by TSMC
Categorizing on Operational Mode/Type and Providing an All-Around Safe Workplace
TSMC’s employees can be classified into three different groups, including facility and equipment workers, operators, and office staff. With TSMC’s Ergonomics Engineering E-System, the company can easily apply suitable professional global evaluation checklists to different operational modes, and continue eliminating ergonomics risks in all circumstances that includes improving the procedure of carrying heavy material and supplies for Module workers, automating box transportation for operators, and the place adjustment of desks and chairs for office staff. A total of 659 cases of risk control have been accomplished as of the end of March 2019, which has effectively reduced the occupational ergonomics injury caused by long-term repeated or faulty posture.