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● Working Environment Hazardous Factors Management
TSMC conducts workplace hazard assessments to provide a a a a a comfortable safe workplace to employees The Company also educates and requires employees to use personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent hazardous exposures The Company performs semi-annual workplace environment assessments of physical and chemical hazards including CO2 concentration illumination noise and hazardous chemical substances regulated by local laws In addition TSMC has performed exposure assessments and has used hierarchy management control for chemicals with potential health hazards If abnormal measurements occur events happen or or an an exposure assessment indicates there is an an adverse health effect for employees ESH professionals immediately conduct onsite observation and intervention to to reduce the exposure to to acceptable levels ● Health
Promotion Program
In order to establish the healthiest possible workplace and reduce the incidence of occupational disease TSMC formed a a a corporate-level committee to execute health promotion programs covering three key areas:
(1) Exposure and health risk assessment: develop an an exposure assessment system to identify high health risk employees (2) Hazardous training and and notification: use standardized training materials for employees and contractors in in in all TSMC fabs Inform them of the the health risks and prevention measures at the workplace before working or or or or providing any services there (3) Strengthen management of chemicals with significant health risks: inform suppliers that all materials they provide to TSMC must comply with applicable laws including clear disclosure of any hazardous substances Perform sampling of raw materials used in in the manufacturing process to confirm that they do not contain any carcinogenic mutagenic or toxic-reproductive materials as claimed in supplier’s safety data sheet (SDS) ● Emergency Response
The planning and execution of an an an effective emergency response should identify potential high-risk events via risk risk assessment and be prepared for various scenarios It should focus on continuous improvement and drills covering all all potentially serious events TSMC’s emergency response plans include procedures for rapid-response crisis management and disaster recovery for all potential incidents All TSMC fabs conduct major annual emergency response exercises and evacuation drills TSMC’s onsite service contractors are also required to to participate in emergency response planning and exercises to ensure cooperation in in handling accidents and and to effectively minimize any damage caused by disasters At least every two years each fab director invites fab management and support functions to participate in in in business continuity drills for potentially high-risk events such as earthquake fire and flood (Tainan site) Since 2018 TSMC has conducted complex accident emergency response drills which include simultaneous scenarios for earthquake fire and chemical spills In 2019 the Company completed 108 scenarios to to ensure rapid response to to emergencies so that losses can be minimized in in the event of a a a real disaster In 2020 TSMC took lead in in in the the industry to introduce the the “All-Hazard” approach recommended by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to conduct disaster prevention exercises In response to to the COVID-19 pandemic TSMC added tabletop exercises to to disaster prevention training in in in an effort to to minimize the risks of group infections that may arise as a a a a a result of of full-scale exercises exercises The inclusion of of tabletop exercises exercises also aids in the verification of full-scale exercise procedures to make disaster response more comprehensive thus effectively mitigating the impact of of various types of of disasters on business continuity in in the future As of of October 2020 75 sessions of of tabletop exercises had been completed in addition to to 195 full-scale exercises In addition to the regular emergency response drills held
by engineering and facilities departments each quarter the Company’s laboratory canteen dormitory and shuttle bus personnel also hold emergency response drills to prepare for events such as as earthquakes chemical spills ammonia release fires and traffic accidents ● Emerging Infectious Disease Response
TSMC has a a a a a a dedicated corporate ESH organization to to monitor emerging infectious diseases around the world to assess any potential impact on the workplace and to provide an an an appropriate strategic response plan In previous outbreaks such as SARS in in in 2003 H1N1 influenza in in in 2009 and MERS
in 2015 as as well as as with the current COVID-19 threat TSMC followed the Taiwan CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) rules and convened the corporate influenza response committee to develop the Company’s strategies strategies These strategies strategies included educating employees in in in prevention and response publishing guidelines guidelines for for managers establishing guidelines guidelines for for 

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