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KORAIL Introduces ‘Wearable Airbag’ to Prevent Fatal Injuries from Falls

KORAIL Introduces ‘Wearable Airbag’ to Prevent Fatal Injuries from Falls

DAEJEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run railway operator Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) said Wednesday that it will introduce a ‘wearable airbag’ to prevent accidents for employees working in high places. The new wearable airbag is a safety jacket worn by employees working at height. If it senses a falling motion, it automatically [...]

Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

Longer Work Hours More Likely to Cause Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Working extensive hours hurts not only physically, but also mentally, a recent study revealed. A research team from Soonchunhyang University Hospital conducted a survey of 14,625 men and women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey held between 2013 and 2018, dividing them into groups based [...]

Japanese Restaurant Employees Least Satisfied with Work, Exposed to Highly Intensive Labor: Survey

Japanese Restaurant Employees Least Satisfied with Work, Exposed to Highly Intensive Labor: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Among restaurant employees, workers at Japanese restaurants feel most exposed to intensive labor while their sense of achievement is the lowest, a survey showed. The Industrial Skills Council, comprised of 16 associations and groups including the Korea Food Service Industry Association, conducted a survey of 160 workers in the [...]

Frustration Grows as S. Korea Imposes Restrictions on Unvaccinated Population

Frustration Grows as S. Korea Imposes Restrictions on Unvaccinated Population

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the South Korean government imposing entry restrictions on the unvaccinated population to curb the spread of COVID-19, frustration continues to grow among those who have avoided vaccination due to concerns related to underlying diseases or other side effects. Among them, many office workers are beginning to feel the [...]

Motivation to Work has Weakened Since COVID-19, Influenced by Asset Inflation

Motivation to Work has Weakened Since COVID-19, Influenced by Asset Inflation

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of people who said their motivation to work has weakened since the COVID-19 pandemic increased sharply, a survey showed Monday. The Woori Finance Research Institute, affiliated with major bank holding firm Woori Financial Group, classified individuals who are in the 10 to 30 percent bracket of the [...]