The Sustainability Office validates data and information entered in the Health & Safety
databases according to the frequency given in the reporting standards. Validation consists
of the following steps:
- Check for completeness of data (locations and parameters)
- Compare data from the reporting period with data from previous periods
- Determine whether changes in data are significant
- Seek explanations for significant data movements
- Compare linked data (e.g. number of illnesses and injuries versus lost work days)
- Investigate notable events
The EHS teams within each of our manufacturing sites performs weekly and monthly reviews
with the senior management. During these reviews, results are examined from the Health &
Safety database, progress of improvement projects is discussed, and expectations for the
next period are set.
To ensure reliable, accurate, and complete reporting, internal data audits of the
manufacturing sites and the larger office and R&D sites are conducted. The audits check for
proper reporting procedures and data trails.
Goal NXP is committed to achieving zero accidents in the workplace.
Strategy Our global management approach is to strengthen NXP’s safety culture through training, audits, publications, communication, and sharing best practices. Above all, we continue to urge managers to take ownership of safety matters and adopt a proactive attitude, demonstrating leadership on the ground through their visible involvement.
In 2018, we increased our formal engagements with employees through safety committees, setting strategies as well as investigating incidents. Safety posters are at each factory providing guidance on what is right vs. wrong. Blogs and newsletters were communicated across NXP to raise awareness of many safety topics. The ergonomics task force increased its collaboration among the factories. This task force implemented stretching programs, physical therapy consultations, alternate health therapy options and adoption of the risk assessment tool to help employees perform new tasks in a safe manner. NXP is always searching for the best way to protect our employees.
At our sites, we have processes in place to review each incident. These processes carefully
determine if the injury meets the OHSA definition of recordability. These investigations
help NXP determine the root cause and identify improvement opportunities. Our OHSA
recordable case rate was 0.12 for 2018, which is a reflection of our increased focus on
safety and continues to be better than the semiconductor industry
In 2018, our severity rate saw a decrease to 2.02. The severity rate is a calculation that gives a company an average of the number of lost days per recordable incident, which indicates how severe the injury was. Our successful efforts to share and communicate issues and root causes across all sites is reflected in the decrease of our severity rate.
Occupational illness and injuries are decreasing. We attribute this to our efforts to making
our workplaces safer.
In Action: In 2018, the Oak Hill site has once again been recognized by United States OSHA as a “Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Among Stars”. This program recognizes the site as a top tier performer with injury rates well below the national averages and with employees and management who demonstrate excellence in workplace health and safety.
In 2018, our Bangkok facility won the Health Literate Organization Award from Thailand’s Department of Health. This award demonstrates how our leaders emphasize the importance of building awareness for all workers and is well defined in their mission, policy, structure and action plan. The Bangkok facility has a culture that promotes various communication channels, publishing information that helps the workers apply safety procedures in a practical manner allowing the workers to make decisions that may apply.
In 2018, the Kuala Lumpur site won the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) award. The MSOSH award is presented to organizations in Malaysia with proven outstanding Occupational Safety and Health performance. The site was audited against a stringent set of standards in which documentation and site verifications were evaluated.
In 2018, NXP worldwide has not received any fines or sanctions in connection with non-compliance with health and safety laws and regulations.