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Fostering LG’s safety culture through safety and health system

LG Display strives to establish a safety culture that complies with the basics in all business facilities and to create a healthy and safe work environment. Especially, the company has secured fundamental safety and health factors by minimizing the occurrence of serious accidents at worksites and establishing a global-level integrated safety management system. In addition, LG Display has been actively implementing safety and health policies while establishing a distinctive safety culture for LG Display through the voluntary participation of all employees. Furthermore, LG Display is strengthening its compliance with laws and regulations by preemptively responding to changes in national regulations, such as monitoring and diagnosing compliance with laws and regulations.

Safety and health system

  • Mission
    Creating a 'safe and healthy workplace' through world-class safe environment management practices
  • Key challenges
      • Fundamental safety management to prevent serious accidents
      • Structured and efficient
        establishment of safe environment system
      • Creating a distinctive safety culture for LG Display
      • Compliance with laws and regulations for a completely safe environment

Improvement of safety management level by operating safety and health organization

LG Display operates an organization under the Chief of Safety and Environment Officer (CSEO) to strengthen safety and health in its workplaces. The SEO organization continuously strives to secure fundamental safety in the production process, establish a structured management system, implement a distinctive safety culture, and thoroughly comply with laws and regulations. In addition, by operating the safety and health department, which is a staff organization, and the Global Safety and Environment Center, which is a line organization, LG Display is doing its best to improve the safety and health management level of overseas subsidiaries and partners as well as domestic site safety management. Moreover, LG Display operates a safety environment policy team and safety environment diagnosis team to respond to and monitor compliance with internal and external laws and regulations.

Global standardization through safety and health management system certification

LG Display has established a safety and health management system at domestic and overseas business sites for a safe working environment for its employees. In 2020, LG Display acquired the certification by converting from OHSAS 18001, the existing international standard for safety and health, to ISO 45001, and strengthened its social responsibility for safety and health by certifying the symbiotic safety program, an industrial accident prevention project, for the purpose of symbiotic development with its partners.

ISO 45001
ISO 45001

Establishing an efficient safety and health system

LG Display has established an integrated safety management system (ISM) to efficiently manage safety and health activities. It is systematically controlled as it includes a chemical substance management system, accident history management, and automatic delivery in case of abnormal situations. In addition, LG Display has been developing systems to strengthen legal work system management and health management, and, in the long run, will build a leading smart health and safety system by integrating innovative digital and IT technologies with the health and safety management area.

Integrated Safety Management System
Main Features

Main Features
Item Improvements
Safety and Health Information Provision of materials such as safety standards and guidelines
Safe work management Work permit, hazardous work information, risk assessment DB, safety officer certification
Safety culture Providing materials on Safety Talk and praising employees
Safety Sinmungo Request for improvement of unreasonable safety related issues and suggest new ideas
Accident history and statistics Near Accidents, Accident Reporting and Analysis, Accident Generalization, Accident Trends and Statistics
Education and training management Establish safety training and emergency training plans and check progress
Chemical substances Inquire about the status of chemical substances and provide data such as MSDS
Personal Protective Equipment management Management of purchase and payment history of protective equipment
Legal activity management PSM (Process Safety Management), Hazardous Machine Equipment and Dangerous Materials Safety Management

Minimizing environmental impact through chemical management system

LG Display efficiently identifies the Hazard and Risk of chemical substances, legal regulations, and compliance with the chemical substance management system through pre-examination of chemical substances to ensure workplace safety. LG Display will continue to thoroughly manage chemical substances from import to use to minimize environmental impact.

Chemical management process

  1. Chemical Substance Pre-screening
    Fill out the application form
  2. Chemical MSDS*
    Document review including warning signs
  3. Review of legal regulations and
    LG Display
    management standards
  4. Bringing, managing and using chemical substances

MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet

Prepare for emergencies through the central control center

The LG Display Central Control Center has a system that can quickly deliver notifications in case of an emergency. Also, the central control center is operated while comprehensively monitoring firefighting equipment, utilities, meteorological information, gas and chemical information.
All of this prepares for possible emergencies.

Emergency response process

  1. Monitoring
    • Fire fighting system
    • Leak detection sensor
    • abnormal in utility
    • Elevator
    • CCTV
    • Meteorological observation system
  2. Central control center
    Monitoring of major facilities & control of situation propagation in case of emergency
  3. Emergency response
    • Spread an abnormal situation
      • Emergency alarm equipment
      • Emergency broadcast, text message
    • Emergency response activities
      • Suppress fire
      • Lifesaving and first aid
    • Command and control the situation
      • Emergency Response Headquarters
      • Personnel control (training)
    • Emergency vehicle operation
      • high performance chemical fire engine
      • Ambulance (first-class paramedic)
      • Rescue vehicle and chemical support vehicle

Reducing fundamental risks through the equipment safety certification system

The equipment safety certification system implemented by LG Display is a system that evaluates all new equipment by applying equipment safety standards that comply with domestic and international standards. The department in charge reflects safety standards on all equipment in the company from the time of investment, and reconfirms the reflection of safety standards through self-evaluation. In addition, LG Display checks equipment in operation as well as equipment before registration to derive risks and improve safety specifications. In this way, accidents caused by equipment are prevented and fundamental risk factors are minimized.

LG Display Safety Rules
and 8 Life Rules

LG Display has established and has been operating the LG Display Safety Rules to prevent safety accidents for the company and its partners' employees at worksites.
Also, LG Display takes the lead in preventing serious accidents by enacting the eight life rules for safety devices, confined spaces, heights, electricity, heavy objects, forklifts, firearms, and chemicals. Various efforts are being made to establish such a safe work culture.

LG Display Safety Rules

Safety Rules for Accident Prevention
  • Be sure to follow the 8 Life Rules8 items that must be observed to prevent serious threats and accidents
  • All work procedures include and comply with safety items.
  • Warm up well before outdoor events such as exercise.
  • In case of any safety absurdity or accident, immediately report it to the central control center.
  • Provide risk information to business partners and grant permission for safe work prior to work.
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment while working.
  • Wear a seat belt while driving a vehicle and do not drink and drive.

8 Life Rules

8 Life Rules for the Prevention of Serious Accidents (deaths)
  • The safety device prohibits arbitrary release and change, and obtains approval if necessary.
  • Implement fall prevention measures (safety belts, etc.) when working at height.
  • When working with heavy objects, take preventive measures such as breakaway and overturning.
  • When working with fire, isolate the surrounding flammable materials.
  • Measure oxygen concentration and harmful gases before and during work in confined spaces.
  • Electrical jobs should be done after checking the inactive state.
  • For forklift operation, observe the internal speed and wear a seat belt.
  • When working with chemicals, take measures to prevent leakage (close valves, remove residues, etc.).

Employee Health Promotion Activities

LG Display carries out various activities for disease prevention and health management of its employees.Through the operation of an in-house affiliated clinic and health management center, it provides customized medical services such as comprehensive health checkups and vaccinations. For work-related accidents, injuries, and diseases, the root cause is identified through trend analysis and corrective actions are taken. Especially, LG Display allocates jobs that are not high-risk work environments to pregnant women and takes appropriate measures to provide convenience facilities such as rest rooms and nursing rooms for pregnant women and workers who are breastfeeding.

  • 임직원 건강증진 활동

Various field-oriented activities for safety promotion

LG Display is provide field-oriented programs such as a safety school and a safety experience center* for its employees and employees of partner companies. Since 2018, LG Display has been providing VR simulator experiences based on the eight life rules through the safety school. We have established programs to prevent serious accidents. In addition, the company has established an IT-based competitive first aid practice that allows students to learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automatic defibrillator, so that they are aware of the steps to take in case of an emergency, thereby enhancing the coping capabilities of employees and business partners. Furthermore, to identify potential safety accidents, regular and occasional risk assessments are conducted to provide continuous safety training such as facility design, preventive maintenance measures, and establishment of safe work procedures. LG Display promotes the safety of its employees and partners by providing appropriate personal protective equipment in case of out-of-control situations.

  • 안전증진을 위한 다양한 현장 중심 활동1
  • 안전증진을 위한 다양한 현장 중심 활동2
  • 안전증진을 위한 다양한 현장 중심 활동3
  • 안전증진을 위한 다양한 현장 중심 활동4

Establishment of Advanced Occupational Health System

In order to fulfill its social responsibilities, LG Display has established a future-oriented advanced industrial health system by re-inspecting the work environment and providing an occupational health support compensation system. Through this, LG Display guarantees the safest working environment at the highest level in the manufacturing industry and provides comprehensive support regardless of work relevance in the case of some cancers, rare or intractable diseases, or child diseases among employees who worked at the workplace and employees of resident partners do. In addition, the ‘LG Display Occupational Health Support and Compensation Steering Committee’ is operated by appointing an external member as the chairperson to ensure objectivity and fairness. Also, in order to minimize the potential health risks of our employees, LG Display has been continuously conducting health level evaluations, promoting preventive health policies, and improving the chemical management system.

A company's safety and health management is linked to the work efficiency of its employees, overseas subsidiaries, and workers of partner companies. LG Display identifies and eliminates safety threats that may affect workers in advance, and strives to spread a safety culture throughout the company.

Diversification of Safety Awareness Change Program

LG Display operates a variety of in-house programs to induce changes in the safety awareness of its members. LG Display provides safety and health knowledge and information through the installation of banners such as safety and health guidelines and safety behaviors and the safety culture letter, and praises near-miss accidents and safety. The company helps raise safety awareness by sharing best practices of safety Sinmungo with employees.

Steady Improvement of Safety Culture

In order to measure the current level of safety culture and to continuously improve it, safety culture evaluation is carried out periodically, and the results are shared with the executives, managers and safety workers of each department and suggestions for improvement are made. In 2020, on-line safety culture evaluation was conducted for domestic business sites and Guangzhou Cluster in consideration of the COVID-19 situation, and LG Display strives to establish its own safety culture through customized support for each department.

Operation of the BBS system to change safety-related behaviors

Under the belief that ‘people are the key to accident prevention’, LG Display introduced an activity-oriented BBS* that reinforces individual safety behaviors and improves unsafe behaviors, and has been applied to the entire production organization since 2018. In 2020, LG Display developed and operated a customized BBS system using multimedia for high-risk tasks.

BBS(Behavior Based Safety): 행동기반안전

Empowering employees through specialized courses in safety

LG Display has been operating specialized courses to strengthen employees' competencies regarding safety based on the cooperative system established with external specialized agencies. The company has been operating its own safety-specialized courses with contents optimized for LG Display and using internal instructors, and in 2020, a total of 12 training courses were conducted using e-Learning and real-time distance education methods in accordance with the COVID-19 situation. LG Display will continue to make efforts to strengthen the safety capabilities of practitioners through various specialized courses.

Specialized Courses In Safety
12Courses

Win-win Cooperation Program on Safety and Health of Partners

In order to close the gap regarding safety with suppliers, LG Display formed a cooperative group to establish and implement safety and health activity plans to achieve win-win development. LG Display works to prevent industrial accidents by discussing with suppliers once a month and sharing best practices and accident prevention ideas related to safety and health. The company also carry out activities such as discovering and taking action against harmful risk factors in the workplace through technical support for risk assessment. Based on this, LG Display will co-exist with its partners to realize an accident-free workplace.

Safety and Health Consulting for Partners

External high-risk suppliers were determined and self-assessment was conducted using the check sheet provided by the company. The results were analyzed by in-house safety and health experts, and 199 deficiencies were identified and improvement requests were made.

Safety Management Training for Suppliers & Partner Companies

LG Display has been raising the level of safety management by ensuring that only personnel with professional competencies through in-depth safety video training and evaluation play the role of safety managers in charge of work safety management. In addition, all outsiders (including visitors and workers) who enter the workplace are provided with online education on LG Display Safety Rules, 8 Life Rules, and safety rules before entering. Safety management is strictly enforced as anyone who has not completed the training is not allowed to enter.

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