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Document ID (ISN)109815
CIS number 09-769
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Park J., Lee N.
Title First Korean working conditions survey: A comparison between South Korea and EU countries
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.47, No.1, p.50-54. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_47_1_50.pdf [in English]
Abstract Tjhe results of the first Korean Working Conditions Survey are compared with those of the fourth European Working Conditions Survey in 2005. Korean workers work longer hours than workers in the majority of EU countries. However, work intensity in the EU 27 was 1.5 times stronger than Korea. In Korea, the rate of violence, bullying and harassment in the workplace is much lower than in the EU 27, but in terms of work satisfaction, EU workers responded more positively than Korean workers. The amount of absenteeism in Korean workers was much lower than the EU counterparts, despite a higher rate of accidents. The exposure to physical factors such as repetitive movements and painful or tiring postures is similar in Korean and EU workers. In both Korea and the EU, the most frequently-reported work-related symptoms are musculoskeletal disorders followed by stress and fatigue.
Descriptors (primary) Korea, Republic of; conditions of work; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; comparative study; job dissatisfaction; sickness absenteeism; work posture; fatigue; musculoskeletal diseases; motivation; hours of work; accident absenteeism; injuries; survey; stress factors; risk factors; violence; report
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism