To ensure the safety of its employees, customers, and all others involved in its operations, Tokyo Electron(TEL) places a strong focus on preventing work-related accidents.
At each TEL factory and office, monthly safety and health committee meetings are held to discuss safety monitoring and to manage any workplace safety or employee health issues. In addition, representatives from appropriate departments monitor safety performance at least once a month at each manufacturing site as part of an overall systematic effort to solve problems at their sites.
Also, TEL has implemented a management system based on OHSMS* to identify and analyze potential workplace hazards. The knowledge obtained from this system is shared throughout TEL. Before starting work, all workers discuss the risks involved and the required actions to prevent mistakes. The group leader oversees the work at all times to eliminate any unsafe conditions or behavior that could lead to accidents. In addition, whenever employees perceive that workplace safety is at risk due to lack of preparation or an unplanned event, they are encouraged to stop work and implement any needed corrective action. Additionally, safety managers regularly give advice on how to manage hazards, further raising worker safety awareness.