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.
For years, including 2019, NXP has had no work-related fatalities.
In 2019, we increased our formal engagements with employees through EHS committees, setting strategies as well as investigating incidents. Safety posters are at each factory providing guidance on what is “right vs. wrong” behavior as well as promoting the Safety-First mindset. 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 OSHA definition of recordability. These investigations help NXP determine the root cause and identify improvement opportunities. Our OSHA recordable case rate was 0.12 for 2019, which is a reflection of our focus on safety and continues to be benchmark in the semiconductor industry.
Injury Rate (TCIR)
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. In 2019, our severity rate saw an increase to 4.40. The severity rate can increase due to a work-related injury of a single incident which may require more time off. In 2019, there were three incidents that resulted in a significant amount of time away from work. Our successful efforts to share and communicate issues and root causes across all sites is reflected in our ability to remain below the industry averages for severity rate. Our EHS global teams will address the severity rate increase by continuing to improve work place safety and increasing safety awareness.
Occupational illness and injuries are decreasing. We attribute this to our efforts in making our work places safer.
Occupational illnesses and injuries
In Action: In 2019, the Oak Hill site has continued to be 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 Action: In 2019, 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 Action: 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.