Occupational Safety & Health Management
We have established the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Committee by law. Currently, the committee is seated by seven members (including 4 management representatives from U-Ming Taipei and 3 labor representatives, the latter are selected from 64 labor representatives who are not from the senior management). With respect to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the OHS Committee aims to:
We spare no effort in promoting a no-smoking environment and a healthy workplace. We arrange checkups regularly. In 2019, we acquired the “Badge of Accredited Healthy Workplace” from the Health Promotion Administration to build a healthier and safer work environment.
Onshore Occupational Safety
Our headquarters is on the 29th floor of the Taipei Metro Tower. Therefore, highrise earthquake and fire evacuation is the topic that concerns us most. Apart from organizing fire drills in coordination with the Taipei Metro Tower management center, we have established the: a fire handling unit with a reporting team, fire extinguishing team, guidance team, defense team, and first-aid team. Each team member receives respective professional training for emergency needs. We have also established various policies and regulations in relation to safety management to raise the safety awareness of employees. In 2019, no work-related injury, disability and death incident was reported and both the injury rate (IR) and occupational diseases rate (ODR) were 0%.
Offshore Occupational Safety
To enhance maritime safety and reduce marine accidents have always been the major concern of shippers and improving maritime safety can enhance shipping safety. As the factors affecting maritime safety are manifold, including ship collisions, maritime conflicts, weather and stranding. Alongside with inconvenient medical services, onboard OHS risk onboard is way higher than that of onshore OHS risk onboard. We began the collaborative development of the “Digital FSM System” with Ericsson as of 2016. By the end of 2018, we equipped all proprietary bulk carriers with the IoS safety system with the “collision warning” and “piracy prediction” functions to significantly enhance ship safety. In 2019 we further upgraded fleet safety by adding functions including “weather information,” “floating anchors warning” and “risk area display” to optimize marine information and reduce accidents related to weather and marine meteorology. (text in amber is supplementary description)