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Flight Attendant Who Succumbed to Leukemia Finally Receives Industrial Accident Recognition

Flight Attendant Who Succumbed to Leukemia Finally Receives Industrial Accident Recognition

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A flight attendant who passed away from leukemia after years of flying over Arctic routes belatedly received industrial accident recognition. The Committee on Occupational Diseases Judgment, which operates under the umbrella of the state-run Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service, admitted last week that there was a causal relationship between [...]

Virus Infection by Healthcare Workers Recognized as Industrial Accident

Virus Infection by Healthcare Workers Recognized as Industrial Accident

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 will be recognized by authorities as having suffered from an industrial accident. A separate deliberation procedure or review will not be necessary. The Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service said Wednesday that a new set of regulations have come into effect this month which [...]

Government Simplifies Industrial Accident Insurance Claims

Government Simplifies Industrial Accident Insurance Claims

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Under a new government policy, factory workers that help produce semiconductors or TV display screens applying for industrial accident insurance compensation for cancer or other illnesses brought on by their jobs will either no longer be required to submit an epidemiological investigation required as proof, or be permitted to [...]

Worker Trips Over Rock on Way Home, Earns Workers’ Comp

Worker Trips Over Rock on Way Home, Earns Workers’ Comp

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service disclosed on January 9 a manufacturing worker who had sustained an injury during the trip home from work had been granted workers’ compensation coverage, making the unnamed individual the first to be the beneficiary of an expanded industrial insurance coverage that extends [...]

Workplace Accident Insurance to Cover Commute Trips

Workplace Accident Insurance to Cover Commute Trips

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Workers who experience accidents during their commute will now be eligible for compensation, as new legislation has been passed at the National Assembly to categorize commuting as a continuation of work. During a plenary session on Thursday, the new legislative amendment of the current Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act was [...]

Using Virtual Reality to Prevent Industrial Disasters

Using Virtual Reality to Prevent Industrial Disasters

DAEJEON, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials has developed a VR simulator that provides preventive training sessions for employees at industrial complexes.  The system is a combination of VR content, a treadmill, and the virtual operation of equipment, where trainees can walk around on the treadmill and use their [...]