Chunghwa Post’s 2021 occupational disaster goals include the disabling injury frequency rate (FR) less than 0.35 and disability injury severity rate (SR) less than 9 at headquarters.
Industrial Safety Management Structure and System
In order to effectively manage the occupational safety and health of employees, Chunghwa Post introduced the ISO 45001 management system in 2020. Since August 2020, it has been assisting various post offices (Taipei Mail Processing Center) in building the system until the end of 2021. The system setup of the Taoyuan Post Office and the headquarters has been completed. It is expected to complete the setup of the ISO 45001 management system of the post offices with more than 500 people (Taipei Mail Processing Center) in 2022.
Education and Training of Industrial Safety
The Company has continued to complete on-the-job training on occupational safety and health for all employees between 2019 and 2021. The number of participants over the years is as follows:
Occupational Safety and Injury Prevention
In order to effectively prevent the occurrence of traffic accidents and respond immediately, the Company has established an accident prevention and implementation group to prepare monthly reports and statistics for the traffic accidents of the field staff at various post offices (centers) under its jurisdiction. Quarterly meetings are held to review, analyze the cause of the accident and propose a preventive plan to effectively reduce the occurrence of traffic accidents. In the future, we will continue to supervise, control and review them on a regular basis.
Accident Prevention and Implementation Team
Health Monitoring and Promotion
To take care of the health of middle-aged and elderly field workers, the Company has conducted an annual health examination for field workers over the age of 50 since 2017. Besides, 18,204 field workers over the age of 40 and under the age of 40 gained a subsidy of $3,500 per person for a health examination. The contract stipulates that the contractor should carry out relevant health examination for its own employees. In 2021, there were no cases of related occupational disease. In order to maintain the health of employees, the headquarters conducted influenza vaccination activities in Jinshan Building and Aiguo Building on March 31, 2021, with a total of 82 people vaccinated. In addition, the Company also actively encouraged employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We handle epidemic prevention measures and provide paid vaccination leave in accordance with the Special Act for Prevention, Relief and Revitalization Measures for Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens.
Several unfortunate incidents of sudden death of field workers on duty occurred in 2020. In addition, as field workers often needed to be in close contact with the public, their infection risk for epidemic of COVID-19 also increased. We have entrusted qualified medical institutions to conduct health examinations and provided subsidies of for field workers under the age of 50 (once every two years for those over 40 and under 50, and once every three years for those under 40).
Employee Health Examination Statistics Over the Years at Chunghwa Post
A Healthy Working Environment
Chunghwa Post provides employees with a healthy working environment. The certifications and marks obtained by each operation unit in 2021 are as follows:
Badge of Accredited Healthy Workplace: Headquarters, Keelung Post Office, Yunlin Post Office, Taichung Post Office, Chiayi Post Office, Tainan Post Office.
Healthy Workplace Award - "Healthy LOHAS Workplace- Cancer Screening for Your Health": Taichung Post Office
Smoke-free workplaces: Miaoli Post Office, Tainan Post Office
Certification mark of excellent breastfeeding room: Headquarters, Chiayi Post Office