To maintain high workplace safety standards,
Samsung continuously assesses its workplace for potential risks. All Samsung sites worldwide have health and safety management system standards in place. Since the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System was established in 2018, all Samsung workplaces, beginning with those in Korea, made the transition from OHSAS 18001 certification to ISO 45001. As of the end of 2020, all worksites have acquired the ISO 45001 certification and have implemented an occupational health and safety management framework that meets the latest ISO 45001 specifications.
With the updated occupational health and safety management system, Samsung strives to provide a safer and healthier workplace for all employees and prevent work-related injuries and health issues.
Samsung Semiconductor’s dedicated fire brigade and chemical response teams operate 24/7 to ensure they can be dispatched to any site at any time.
They also offer emergency support to the local communities. The teams receive regular training to deal with the different types of emergencies that may arise and continue to carry out research and implement innovations to offer an emergency response service tailored to meet the specific needs of semiconductor workplaces.
Safety compliance during management and supervision
Sustainable best safety compliance
Samsung evaluates internal safety culture levels every year to maintain an advanced safety-first culture in the workplace. The evaluation assesses the level of management’s commitment, roles and responsibilities, risk management, communication and participation, environment and safety capabilities, compliance, cause analysis and corrective measures and monitoring and performance management.
In 2020, in-depth surveys were carried out across 26 workplaces around the world on some of the key improvement areas, such as
managing performance or taking corrective measures. Areas for improvement were identified, and steps are being taken to work on those areas. Because adhering to strict safety protocols is highly important at semiconductor workplaces, Samsung Semiconductor invites independent expert organizations to conduct safety culture-level evaluations. They found that out of the four levels, with level 4 being the highest, Samsung
Semiconductor achieved level 3, indicating that employees were self-motivated to maintain a culture of safety.