Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Sept. 6, 2013 – TSMC today collaborated with government and academia to hold the third Labor Health Forum. This year’s forum drew nearly 300 managers, experts, and professionals from government agencies, universities, and the private sector with opening keynote speeches by Deputy Labor Minister Fang-Yu Kuo, Deputy Health and Welfare Minister Hsu Ming-Neng, Tainan City Mayor William Lai, Dean of the National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Public Health Wei J. Chen, and TSMC Director of Human Resources Spencer Liao.
The theme of the 2013 forum is “industry, government, and university collaboration to improve occupational health”, a response to the new Occupational Safety and Health Act signed in July this year. This legislation introduces new requirements in corporate occupational health risk management and also strengthens corporate responsibility to protect the physical and mental health of employees.
Activities in the afternoon were held in the form of a “global citizen café”, a brainstorming session between business, universities, and government to discuss how to collaborate and adopt the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in occupational health, and fulfill the spirit of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. After two rounds of enthusiastic discussion, the six participating industries each collected points of consensus to serve as guidelines for future action in occupational health.
The Labor Health Forum was founded in 2011 by TSMC and the NTU College of Public Health for the business community to discuss occupational health issues, and has become a major annual event in this field for enterprises in Taiwan. This year, China Steel Corp., CPC Corp., LCY Chemical Corp., Uni-President Enterprises, and Chimei Innolux Corp. joined as co-sponsors of the event.
“TSMC is honored to work with the NTU College of Public Health to hold the ‘Labor Health Forum’, and we have received a very strong response over the past three years,” said TSMC Director of Human Resources Spenser Liao. “Through mutual learning and cooperation, we not only build a friendly workplace for TSMC colleagues to work comfortably and efficiently, we also help to make our society a healthier and more progressive place.”