The Ministry of Labor and Social Security proposed a Bill entitled the Law Guaranteeing
Safety of Workers in Risk and Emergency Situations (the Law). On June 2, 2017, the Bill became Law. The purpose of the Law is to ensure that the health and safety of workers is protected during emergencies. Under the Law, when a workplace experiences a risk or emergency situation, the employer must immediately inform all of the workers about the existence of the risk, as well as measures that have been taken to eliminate or mitigate the risk. In addition, if the risk cannot be eliminated or mitigated, the employer must adopt measures for the immediate suspension of the affected workplace and evacuate employees. The Law would also empower workers with the right to interrupt their work, if necessary, and leave the workplace if they reasonably identify a serious and imminent risk to life or health.