by Brittany Tofinchio Palmer and Marina Stinely
The South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor (“MOEL”) made a preliminary announcement to amend the Enforcement Regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Rules on Occupational Safety and Health Standards. The purpose of these amendments will be to prevent industrial accidents in the workplace. The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act will include:
The amendments to the Rules on Occupational Safety and Health Standards will include:
All of these amendments were in the pre-announcement period, which ran from August 31, 2016 to October 10, 2016. The government hopes that these amendments will prevent industrial accidents and increase occupational safety and health throughout the country.