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Occupational safety and health management mechanism and responsibilities

To effectively prevent occupational accidents and promote employees’ safety and health, we have formulated an occupational safety and health management plan as the annual safety and health management guidelines with the responsibilities for management, giving instructions and supervision for managers at all levels defined.


Currently, discussions on working conditions are carried out at quarterly labor-management meetings, where labor-management representatives make recommendations and coordinate deliberation on safety and health policies formulated by employers, and provide comments on worker safety regulations, COVID-19 pandemic precautions and contractors’ job safety requirements. The management department takes over the formulation, planning, supervision and implementation of safety and health management matters, and guides relevant departments to implement relevant work.

Identification, assessment and control of work environment or operational hazards

To increase the awareness and attention of personnel at all levels to safety and health, we have conducted hazard identification and risk assessment since 2021 for critical operations or tasks with high potential hazards and appointed external institutions to offer education and training. We plan to complete the assessment work in 2022 and proceed to establish an ISO 45001: 2018 system to continuously achieve the goal of zero occupational accident.

We continue to identify hazards, assess risks and implement necessary control methods, to control risks to an acceptable level of risk.

We strengthen the management of emergency treatment, follow-up investigation and analysis methods for occupational accidents, false alarms and events affecting physical and psychological health for employees or contractors, to reduce losses from accidents and prevent similar accidents from happening again.

Employees are the Company’s most important assets. To ensure employees’ exercise of the “right to refuse work” when they encounter danger, we particularly emphasize to them during new employees’ safety and health training that as per Article 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, when employees encounter immediate danger, they, without jeopardizing other workers’ safety, may stop working and retreat to a safe place directly, while immediately reporting to their immediate supervisor, and the employer shall not dismiss, transfer, refuse to pay wages for the period in which work is halted, or take other unfavorable measures to workers.

Health checkups, management and promotion

To protect employees’ health and safety, understand their health condition, prevent occupational injuries and diseases and effectively keep abreast of their health, we provide general health checkups and special health checkups in accordance with the law.

1、 CH Biotech’s general health checkup is better than what is required by law as we provide employees under the age of 65 with health checkup once every three years (the percentage of employee having health checkup in 2021 was 89.2%).

2、 Those who engage in operations with particular hazards to health have special health checkups every year according to law (eight employees had special health checkups in 2021).

To prevent any potential accident and alleviate and reduce any potential hazards, we have appointed two first aid personnel according to law. In addition, we purchased automated external defibrillators (AED) in 2021 (one AED & CPR first aid training session was held in 2021 with 26 participants). Only with healthy employees will the Company stay highly competitive. To address important issues, such as workplace health and safety and labor health, we invite occupational medicine specialists three times a year and nurses three times a month to the plant to offer health education on cardiovascular diseases, provide health hazard assessment and consultation services and analyze and evaluate health checkup results. We have held awareness-raising events on maternity protection, ergonomic hazards, illegal harms, and abnormal workload. Moreover, we held two sessions of labor health seminars entitled “Diet for Weight Control” in August 2021 to establish employees’ correct diet concept. (There were 39 interviews with occupational nurses and 86 group health education sessions held in 2021).

To promote the Company’s exercise atmosphere, we have installed fitness facilities, including table tennis tables and automatic ball machines, in the courtyard for employees to use in their spare time to improve their health and relieve their work pressure. In addition, we have set up fitness clubs, such as “the Light Fitness Club”, in which members motivate each other to exercise and complete muscle strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular function training, to improve their own physical health and enhance their teamwork.

To keep abreast of and evaluate employees’ exposure to hazards in the work environment, we have formulated a work environment monitoring program based on the Labor Work Environment Monitoring Implementation Regulations and monitor the work environment every six months, to gradually understand workers’ exposure at various types of jobs by adopting an effective sampling strategy year by year to ensure that they are not exposed to various hazards.

Safety and health education and training

CH Biotech offers safety and health education and training in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training Rules and plans to enable employees to understand the patterns of unsafe behavior and unsafe equipment at various jobs to achieve the goal of zero accident.

New employees need to complete the general safety and health training before the first day of work or within two days before the change of job. The content includes an overview of company safety and health status, job-related safety and health management introduction, fire safety measures and first aid knowledge and introduction to escape routes and emergency response.

In-service personnel need to receive general safety and health training or special safety and health education and training depending on their job category and department. Particularly for the personnel in the R&D Department who may be exposed to chemicals, professionals offer education and training on the safety of the operations involving organic solvents, specific chemical substances, and toxic chemicals to enhance their concept of safe operation. As such, we achieved the goal of zero occupational accidents in 2021.

Safety and health education and training and response exercises in 2021
General category of courses
Course title
Number of trainees
New employees
General safety and health training for new employees
General training on hazards
General safety and health training for new employees
(including safety and health work rules)
General training on hazards for new employees
In-service employees
General safety and health training
General safety and health training
In-service employees
Special safety and health education and training
Safety and health education and training on operations involving organic solvents
Safety and health education and training on specific chemical substances
Safety and health education and training on operations involving toxic chemicals

Work safety education and training for contractors

As per the Technical Guidelines for Contracting Management”, we offer work safety education and training to contractors to reduce work safety accidents during construction. The contents include sub-contracting and contract signing, daily communication and coordination before and during construction, on-site management, management during construction, supervision of safety and health performance, case closure and record management. Also, each contractor needs to sign a safety contract to clearly stipulate the relevant safety and health regulations and ensure the safety of construction operations. (In 2021, there were 260 work safety education and training sessions with 910 participants.)

Emergency response

As per the Technical Guidelines on Emergency Response Measures, we hold Fire Rescue and Emergency Response Exercises every year, to enable employees to stay calm and respond quickly when an accident occurs through daily exercises, thereby effectively reducing losses from accidents and protecting the safety of life and property.
Emergency response exercises in 2021
General category of courses
Number of trainees
In-service employees
Employees who are not formally employed
Fire Rescue and Emergency Response Exercises
Self-defense Fire Safety Grouping Training

Investigation into occupational accidents and data analysis

Occupational accidents will threaten workers’ life and safety and enterprises often suffer financial losses due to occupational accidents (including compensation for victims, loss of facilities and expenses for maintaining harmony with the neighborhood) and the amount of these losses will add to the costs borne by the Company.

Based on the premise of “safety first and priceless life,” the Company requires all units to implement hazard identification and proper self-management, to reduce occupational hazards, promote safety and health in the workplace, and maintain workers’ safety and health.

The Company’ occupational safety personnel perform daily inspections of the plant and audit employees’ work environment, safety protection measures, and the safety of contracted operations, while inspecting whether there are any abnormality and whether personnel comply with relevant safety and health regulations and the on-site 6S principles (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain, and safety), correcting any non-compliance immediately, and raising people’s awareness of relevant regulations to ensure all workers’ safety in the plant.

According to the Company’s data in 2021, we have achieved the zero-accident goal. We will continue to strengthen the management of employees’ or contractors’ work safety maintenance and their emergency response to occupational accidents and follow-up investigation methods, to prevent accidents and reduce losses in the event of an accident.

Occupational injuries and absences in 2021

Occupational Injury Statistics Project
Number of fatalities due to occupational injuries
Occupational injury fatality rate
Number of serious occupational injuries (excluding fatalities)
Serious occupational injury rate
Number of recordable occupational injuries
Recordable occupational injury rate (disabling injury frequency rate (FR))
Occupational disease rate (ODR)