Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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Occupational health

Our occupational health team looks at employees holistically: their mental and physical well-being as members of the workplace and the community. Our company has a comprehensive occupational-management system that takes into account the most current industry practices while complying with applicable laws, including the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act.

We manage occupational health by first identifying potential workplace hazards and assessing their potential severity. We also develop monitoring plans and collect additional data to increase our understanding of potential health issues. Regional differences affect our employees' care, so we can assess and manage their health needs depending on the distinguishing circumstances of each area.

To reduce exposure to occupational health risks, TI:

  • Eliminates potentially harmful materials or uses less-hazardous substitutes.
  • Designs engineering controls, such as ventilation or isolation, to eliminate or reduce exposure to acceptable levels.
  • Develops procedures for employees to follow that reduce risks.
  • Distributes personal protective equipment, such as respirators or earplugs, to protect employees from potential hazards.
  • Hires on-site registered nurses who are experienced in case management, occupational health management and healthy lifestyles. They provide resources and education to help employees achieve optimal well-being and performance.
Additionally, we have a dedicated team of registered nurses who provide integrated disability case management associated with short- and long-term disability, workers' compensation, leave under the U.S. Family & Medical Leave Act, and any work- or non-work-related health concerns. They partner with the company and with employees in occupational health management, disability management and personal wellness.