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Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

Different Preferences for Designated Smoking Areas Between Men and Women

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a recent survey, male and female smokers differ in their preferences for designated smoking areas. It turns out that men usually smoke outside, while women tend to prefer smoking inside. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs conducted a national survey of 3,200 smokers. Based on [...]

15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

15 pct of Construction Workers Do Not Have Access to Cold Water

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent report has revealed that construction companies are failing to meet a government recommendation saying construction workers should be provided with enough water, shade, and breaks to avoid health problems caused by the scorching summer heat. According to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) survey, 14.8 percent [...]

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

Only 45 pct of S. Koreans Satisfied with Current Bedroom

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than half of South Koreans are currently satisfied with their own bedroom, a recent survey has showed. According to Swedish furniture giant IKEA’s survey of 1,000 residents of Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, only 45.8 percent of all respondents said they were currently satisfied with their bedrooms. The respondents [...]

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]

Seoul Proposes Bill to Supply Sanitary Pads to Teenage Girls

Seoul Proposes Bill to Supply Sanitary Pads to Teenage Girls

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An ordinance has been proposed to support all female teenagers in Seoul with sanitary pads. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG)’s campaign headquarters for the universal supply of sanitary pads for young women, which includes Kwon Soo-jung, a member of a legislative body of the Seoul Metropolitan Council, and 32 [...]