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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 [...]

Heat, Tropical Nights Trigger Changes in Spending Patterns

Heat, Tropical Nights Trigger Changes in Spending Patterns

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The sizzling summer temperatures and tropical nights are having an effect on the spending patterns of consumers. More and more consumers are shopping at night or in the evening, when the weather is relatively cool. In addition, an increasing number of consumers are placing orders online. Hyundai Department Store [...]

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The dangers of extremely hot weather will fast increase nationwide over the next decade, with more than half of South Korea’s local autonomous regions vulnerable, a government report warned Thursday. The report, issued by the Ministry of Environment based on climate change scenarios from the Korea Meteorological Administration, evaluates [...]