Occupational Safety and Health Management

Occupational Safety and Health Management




Occupational Safety and Health Management

Occupational Safety and Health(OSH) Management


To ensure work safety of onshore personnel and the crew members on board, the Administration Department, the Crew Management Department and the Risk Management Department are in place to take charge of providing all employees with a safe and healthy work environment. In addition, training and publicity are given to reduce the occurrence of occupational accidents. For detailed explanation, please refer to the company’s Sustainability Report.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Policy

The Fleet
  • To comply with the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) , we implement risk management in accordance with the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code), including hazard identification, risk assessment and accident investigation.
  • The Company has established the Safety Management System Manual (SMSM) and MLC Compliance Manual to regulate all workers and activities on the ship. In addition, there are also professionals (internal qualitied auditors and third-party verification agencies) to conduct regular inspections on board and irregular visits to ensure the compliance with the Safety Management System requirements.
Head Office

The Head Office is a general office space, and there is no production line or mechanical equipment. The number of employees in the Head Office does not meet the criteria to introduce an occupational safety and health management system required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. However, the Company still established the Occupational Safety and Health Management Plan and the Safety and Health Work Rules in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act to implement the safety and health management in the workplace to ensure the safety and health of our employees. Through the PDCA Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Action Cycle) and the constant auditing system, problems can be found, and corrective and preventive measures can be taken immediately to improve the performance of occupational safety and health management for the effective prevention of occupational accidents.

  1. The content to the Occupational Safety and Health Management Plan includes the followings:

    • Identification, assessment, and control of work environment or task hazards
    • Management of machinery, equipment, or tools
    • Labelling and communication of hazardous chemicals
    • Planning and monitoring of sampling method for hazardous job environments
    • Assessment of the process or construction safety of dangerous job sites
    • Procurement management, contractor management, and modification management
    • Operation standards for safety and health
    • Periodic inspections, target inspections, job checks, and on-site inspection tours
    • Safety and health educational training
    • Management of personal protective equipment
    • Health examination, management, and facilitation
    • Compiling, sharing, and application of safety and health information
    • Emergency response and preparedness
    • Investigation and settlement and statistical analysis of occupational accidents, near misses, events that affect the physical and mental health, and implementation status of return-to-work program
    • Record of safety and health management and measures for performance assessment
  2. The content to the Safety and Health Work Rules includes the followings:
    • Plan, supervise, and promote the safety and health audit and management of each unit
    • Establish the Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor
    • Implement safety and health education and training, and regularly hold safety and health education and publicity on a quarterly basis
    • Assign staff to participate in safety education and training for first aid personnel from time to time and obtain certificates
    • Conduct regular and occasional inspections and provide ways to improve work
    • Maintenance and inspection of machinery, equipment, or tools
    • Review of standards for work safety and health
    • Health guidance and management measures
    • Preparation, maintain, and usage of protective equipment
    • Notification and report of accidents
    • Other matters related to safety and health
  3. As prescribed in Article 324-3 of the Regulations for the Occupational Safety and Health Equipment and Measures. “To prevent employees from being physically or mentally violated by other people’s actions during the performance of their duties, employers shall take the following measures to prevent violence and record of execution shall be made and kept for three years.” Since the number of employees in the Company does not reach 100, the establishment of a prevention plan for illegal infringement in the performance of duties can be replaced by records or documentation of execution. The Company refers to the Guidelines for preventing illegal infringements in the performance of duties established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor to carry out the hazard identification and risk assessment (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Form for Prevention of Illegal Infringement in the Workplace), takes corresponding control measures, and reviews whether there are measures that should be added or improved based on the current situation while checking whether the measures taken are effective and reviewing relevant deficiencies in the implementation process as a reference for future improvement
  4. In terms of the Maternal Health, the occupational safety and health personnel are responsible for the management of work items and environment optimization and try their best to provide a friendly working environment for female employees. For parental leave, please see 4.1.2 Employee Care
  5. Looking into 2023, the four major hazard prevention measures of the Occupational Safety and Health Act will continue to be implemented and promoted in the Head Office, namely the “maternity health protection”, “prevention of overwork”, “ergonomic hazard prevention, and “prevention of unlawful infringement”, so as to reach the goal of protecting the physical and mental health of employees and continuing the creation of a friendly workplace

OSH Perfomance


Lost time incident rate(LTIR) 1.268

The Fleet
Head Office

Shih Wei Navigation provides health protection and medical treatment in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, and ensures all ships are equipped with the medical kits, medical equipment and medical guide prescribed by the competent authority. The medical care of the crew members is under the responsibility of the Master and Chief Officer who have received medical training. The Second Officer is in charge of the infirmary, the medical kits and the contents inside, the medical equipment, as well as the medical guide, and also submits application for medical supplies when necessary. The purpose of the measures is to ensure that relevant personnel can participate in medical assistance on the ship effectively, so that the patient can receive standard medical care when on board.

Condition consultation

When an accident occurs or when a crew member feels unwell during ship navigation, the Master can contact the International Radio Medical Centre (C.I.R.M.) to seek for medical advice or consult with an onshore doctor to evaluate the condition for preliminary diagnosis and medical advice.
If there is still a need for medical treatment when the ship docks, the medical report of such crew member will be prepared and the port agent will be contacted to arrange medical treatment. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down, the port agent will arrange for the crew member to receive medical treatment ashore or arrange for a doctor to board the ship for preliminary diagnosis and treatment.

General Medication

Medications for colds, contusions, muscle soreness and other minor injuries or diseases that can be self-diagnosed are prepared on board. Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crew members have been under too much pressure, resulting in decreased immunity, and problems of herpes and calculus have greatly increased. Therefore, drugs for the two problems are also included in the list of the general medications. Crew Management Department would control the amount of purchasing general medications.

Medication Taking

In addition to providing qualified medications in accordance with the WHO’s International Medical Guide for Ships, other standing medicine for daily use is also provided for the crew members. Please see General Medications for details.

Health Training

Regular safety and health training and guidance are provided to crew members, including special hazard information, audio-visual materials for the enhancement of crew safety and health awareness, such as the DVD training manual of Programme of Personal Safety (POPS), the E-Circular of real cases of the fleet, etc.

2022 Statistics of Occupational Accidents

Death Cases 0

Injury Cases 2

LTIR 1.38

  • n 2022, there were no crew fatalities of occupational diseases. Two injury and disease cases of crew members when on duty that filed insurance claim are described as follows.
  1. The crew member wore safe and appropriate clothing at work, but due to the shaking of the ship, the crew member accidentally injured the left thigh. The wound was too large so the ship deviated urgently and went ashore for medical treatment. After receiving treatment in the hospital, such crew member was discharged and returned home
  2. One crew member was bitten by a poisonous insect and the swelling persisted, so such crew member applied to disembark for medical treatment. After treatment, such crew member recovered and returned to the home country
2022 Statistics of Occupational Accidents

Death Cases 0

Injury Cases 0


  • In 2022, there were no workplace injuries or incidents resulting in fatalities at the Head Office.
  • The Company provides new employees and employees with health examinations and provides subsidies to take care of the health of all employees in accordance with the Item 1 of Article 20 in the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The above-mentioned provision of health examination started from August 1, 2022, and a total of 70 employees received the health checks while the 4 new recruits submitted their labor medical examination reports on the arrival day. The 74 onshore personnel all received health examinations, and there were no occupational diseases among them
  • A total of NT$ 1,103,073 was invested between 2021-2022 for the prevention of ergonomic hazards in the office and the meeting room
    • To prevent the occurrence of occupational diseases caused by prolonged sitting among our office personnel, in addition to playing exercise music regularly every day to encourage them to exercise, we even comprehensively changed all the chairs into ergonomic ones in 2022, investing in a total of NT$ 593,750. It is hoped that the ergonomic chairs can improve our associates’ sitting postures so as to reduce the pressure of the spine, preventing low back pain to achieve the risk of occupational injury
    • The tables and chairs in the meeting room were comprehensively replaced to create a healthy meeting space, and the amount invested was NT$ 509,323. Our associates and visitors are provided with comfortable back support when seated to prevent muscle injuries

Routine training for fleet safety management

General training:

Lifesaving and firefighting, refueling, work on and below the deck and in places where machinery is located (including operation of anchors, anchor chains, and mooring lines but not limited to training for hazardous activities), confined space training, high risk work, emergency towing drills

Training for hazardous activities:

Confined space training, high risk work, emergency towing drills

Training for hazardous situations:

Accident and emergency response, drills of crew overboard rescue


Head Office Health Promotion

The employees enjoy group insurance (including accident insurance, accident medical benefits, and hospitalization insurance) to provide 24/7 protection so that our employees are provided with coverage for accidental injuries and hospitalization during and outside working hours


The Company provide steamers and microwave ovens and encourages employees to bring their own lunch boxes in eco-friendly and non-toxic utensils to have balanced diets


The air conditioning system of the Company is cleaned every year, and the air-conditioning vents in the office are cleaned twice a year


The Company has established an Ice Hockey Room for the employees to use to relieve the pressure from work and to enhance a positive atmosphere of the office


We organize mountain cleanup and team building activities to encourage our employees to participate in outdoor activities and enhance cohesion


We cooperated with the government’s COVID-19 epidemic prevention policy and placed alcohol in multiple places within the office area and provided masks. Employees also made daily report of their health conditions and were also encouraged to receive vaccination. The vaccination grant was provided to those receiving vaccination, and the total amount issued reached NT$ 668,000


The public areas of the building are disinfected once a month to prevent pests so as to ensure the sanitation of the environment


The Company implements employee health examination to know the physical health status of the employees. In addition, the health management is implemented to grasp the health conditions of the employees in accordance with the Labor Health Protection Act of the Ministry of Labor