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Workers Shun Shipbuilding Industry Due to High Labor Intensity and Restructuring Trauma

Workers Shun Shipbuilding Industry Due to High Labor Intensity and Restructuring Trauma

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s shipbuilding industry, which clinched a string of new orders early this year, is suffering from a shortage of manpower due to poor working conditions. Centered on the port cities of Busan and Ulsan where the shipyards are clustered, this year’s shortage of workers is estimated at up [...]

Public Health Centers Face ‘Extreme Stress’ as Pandemic Drags on

Public Health Centers Face ‘Extreme Stress’ as Pandemic Drags on

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Two years into the pandemic, public health centers in South Korea are struggling with extreme levels of stress, requiring immediate support. The Gyeonggi Provincial government and a research team led by professor Yoo Myung-soon from Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health conducted a survey of 517 healthcare [...]

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 [...]