Occupational Health and Safety Management

Chroma has endeavored to provide a safe and healthy environment where workers can operate with confidence and security. To achieve this end, we have established an“Occupational Health and Safety Committee”, which meets each quarter to review issues and plans relating to health and safety. It has been made mandatory for all employees to participate in EHS related management courses and training to raise awareness of occupational safety. In the event of an occupational accident, we will be able to analyze and determine the cause and formulate preventive strategies to handle the situation. This will help us achieve the goal of "zero occupational accidents".

We have been hosting routine exercises and drills for response to emergencies caused by natural disasters or accidents such as fire, explosion, power outage, floods, typhoons, or incidents involving toxic or hazardous chemicals etc. These responses include emergency evacuations along with instructions on the operation of equipment such as fire extinguishers, escape slings, fire hoses, CPR technique etc., to strengthen employees’awareness of all the actions needed in response to a disaster as well as its prevention. This training maintains overall safety and helps to avert the danger of accidents, or alleviate the consequences of one.

Chroma statistics for occupational injuries are shown in the table below. The data reflect the frequency of leave taken by employees as a result of occupational injuries and occupational hazards, but not including accidents or minor injuries that can be resolved with onsite first-aid within 8 hours, approved leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, general sick leave, and traffic accidents incurred during a commute. There were no major occupational incidents at Chroma that resulted in death in 2019 but there were 23 cases of occupational injuries, and the disabling injury frequency rate (FR) for male and female employees was 2.11 and 0.39 respectively. The lost day rate (LDR) for male and female employees were 8.63 and 0.65, while the absence rates (AR) for male and female employees were 0.0003% and 0.00002% respectively.

In the future, we will continue to strengthen our management for occupational safety and we plan to establish an ISO 45001 Occupational Safety Health and Management System and occupational hazard risk identification for all plants to determine the relevant risk levels based on the chance of incidence and level of severity. This would allow us to establish control measures to strengthen safety and reduce the likelihood of occupational accidents. However, the more important goal is to instill safety awareness in the hearts of our employees and help them internalize the right habits for long-term success. Creating a workplace with zero occupational accidents and low risk remains our ultimate objective.
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