HTC promotes various health programs with the four main directions of "Health Management", "Health Promotion", "Occupational Health" and "Employee Assistance Program (EAP)" to help employees achieve a balance between work and life. Maintaining physical and mental health and ensuring the health of every employee.
HTC Health Center arranges health improvement events, health checks and management of diagnoses to support every worker's health. We particularly focus on improving hazards and the risk of overwork-related illnesses, CTD (Cumulative Trauma Disorders), and Maternal Health. Regular visits by doctors of the CGH, Linkou, provide services to address health inquiries, conduct health checks, and promote good health management for our employees. HTC's Taiwan Health Center had 4,022 visits in 2021.
HTC provides health check subsidies to its employees in Taiwan according to job title and grade. The dependents of the employees also have access to health checks at any of the HTC contracted medical institutions. In 2021, HTC spent NT$3,413,200 on subsidized health checks for employees in Taiwan. There were 848 benefited employees. 523 employees qualified for a biannual health check this year, of which 403 underwent the examination; a 77.06% completion rate. All 445 qualified manufacturing employees (100%) took advantage of the consultation. No over-work related injury was reported in 2021.
Employees in the technology industry are prone to overlooking health management than in other high-pressure workplaces. In order to encourage and promote the sports atmosphere and allow employees to develop good exercise habits, HTC has set up a fully equipped professional fitness space in office buildings, Various modern fitness equipment including free weight training equipment and weight training mat floor. HTC has commissioned professional fitness management consulting firms and professional suppliers to manage the gym and to provide full-time services. In consideration of the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, we have made new arrangements for gym in order to provide our staff with an environment where they can train and be free of risks associated with the pandemic. Including managing available training areas and machines to maintain social distancing, limiting the capacity, making sure all surfaces are disinfected and providing sanitizer, as well as sterilized the entire site, including the floor mats. A total of 14,664 people used the gym in 2021.
In addition, HTC provides healthcare consultations and two educational courses. In 2021 these courses covered how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders, the pains and discomfort due to improper at-home office settings, and disease prevention rules during the pandemic to mitigate the risk of isolation and quarantine. The Health Center abides by strict principles and requires employees who overlap with the central authority's declared routes to take a rapid test before appearing at the Center to minimize the risk of infection, and seek medical assistance when developing cold-like symptoms. Employees may only enter the work area when they test negative for Covid-19 as confirmed by a hospital.
Specific Health Check
In 2021, the work environment at the HTC Taoyuan Plant was carefully tested and monitored. Special health hazardous operations, such as those involving ionizing radiation, dust and MDI, must receive a thorough health sweep. In addition, according to the regulation that “Employers Shall Provide Certain Health Examinations to Its Employees who do Long-Term Night Work” issued by the Ministry of Labor on January 5, 2018, employees who are engaged in night work were provided with specific health examinations with a completion rate of 100%. The 12 employees qualified for the second level management and the 12 employees with abnormal results from night work health examination were asked to visit to the health center individually, and health consultation service was offered by doctors, providing them personal health guidance and strengthening their disease and health related knowledge. The follow-up environmental inspection and cause review were completed to continue monitoring the health of our employees.
Maternal Health Protection Plan
When health and safety related factors cause adverse effects on employees who are pregnant or breastfeeding, we make adjustments to ensure maternal health is covered. HTC has since June 2016 launched the Motherhood Health Protection Program, which includes all female employees one year after childbirth or breastfeeding women as protected subjects. In accordance with the Program, the list survey, risk identification, individual medical consultations, work assignment and work/ return to work, and other procedures were carried out. By the end of 2021, 11 employees completed the risk classification and protective measures, indicating the considerably safe work enjoyment and contents.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
HTC has been working with the professional organization since February 2009 to provide employees with psychological counseling and guidance with respect to working career, interpersonal relationships, family and parenting, gender sentiments, mental illness, and physical and mental stress. Each year, employees can enjoy unlimited telephone consultations and 6 free face-to-face consultation services, which are paid in full by the company. The analysis and recommendation on employee consultation topics are reported regularly to the Occupational Safety and Health Committee. In 2021, a total of 905 employees used the telephone consultation services.
Positively Preventing Occupational Accidents
HTC has identified the prevention of occupational accidents as a top priority of facility management. By following the “Occupational Accident Prevention and Self-Inspection Plan”, we prevent occupational accidents and perform self-inspection to achieve our zero-accident goal.
The comprehensive prevention and control of industrial accidents includes the following seven aspects.