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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 [...]

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 [...]