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Seoul to Develop Crowd Density Maps and Safety Indices to Prevent Stampedes

Seoul to Develop Crowd Density Maps and Safety Indices to Prevent Stampedes

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on April 10 that it will pursue the development of crowd density maps and safety indices to establish systematic countermeasures against crowd safety incidents. The city is currently accepting bids for a research project, with the goal of commencing the study next month once a [...]

Samsung Faces Fresh Scrutiny Over Worker Safety After Birth Defects Ruling

Samsung Faces Fresh Scrutiny Over Worker Safety After Birth Defects Ruling

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics remained tight-lipped on Wednesday after South Korean authorities recognized birth defects in children of former semiconductor factory workers as work-related injuries, reopening scrutiny over the tech giant’s commitment to employee welfare.  The landmark ruling by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service covered three cases where children born [...]

Korea Expressway Corporation Implements Initiative to Boost Visibility and Safety of Cargo Trucks

Korea Expressway Corporation Implements Initiative to Boost Visibility and Safety of Cargo Trucks

WONJU, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to enhance road safety, the Gangwon branch of the Korea Expressway Corporation has undertaken a project since last month to affix reflective tape and sleepy-eye stickers to cargo trucks, as well as replace rear reflectors at no cost. The initiative’s primary goal is to boost the visibility [...]

MOEL “Serious Accident White Paper” Sheds Light on Safety Failures and Urges Preventative Measures

MOEL “Serious Accident White Paper” Sheds Light on Safety Failures and Urges Preventative Measures

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – On Tuesday, the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) made an important announcement regarding the release of a casebook titled “Serious Accident White Paper.” This publication is a compilation of 10 pivotal cases of serious accidents that have taken place thus far, designed to serve as a valuable reference for [...]

Seoul Metro Enhances Safety Measures to Prevent Subway Platform Falls

Seoul Metro Enhances Safety Measures to Prevent Subway Platform Falls

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Metro have announced plans to enhance safety measures for subway platforms to prevent falls. Recently, a 4-year-old boy fell through a gap at Chungmuro Station on Seoul Subway Line 3 while disembarking from the subway. Passengers heard his mother’s cries, stopped the subway [...]

Seoul City Develops Industrial Site Safety Designs for People with Color Vision Deficiency

Seoul City Develops Industrial Site Safety Designs for People with Color Vision Deficiency

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it has developed the nation’s first industrial site safety designs that can be distinguished by individuals with color vision deficiency (CVD). At present, there are many cases where the safety colors used at industrial sites include red (prohibition) and green (guide), which cannot [...]

S. Korea Begins Research on Safety Guidelines on E-scooters

S. Korea Begins Research on Safety Guidelines on E-scooters

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s traffic authority said Monday that it will launch research to map out safety instructions for personal mobility devices, like electric scooters, amid a hike in deaths of their riders in recent years. The Korea Road Traffic Authority said the project is aimed at setting new safety standards [...]

Rail Institute Develops Unmanned Safety Check System for Railroad Facilities

Rail Institute Develops Unmanned Safety Check System for Railroad Facilities

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Railroad Research Institute said it has developed an unmanned automated system that monitors the safety of railroad facilities like bridges, using drones and artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The system consists of drones, a mobile control center that operates the drones and software that automatically analyzes and detects [...]