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Korea donates safety monitors

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The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency has donated more than 65 pieces of safety equipment to the Ministry of Labour to assist it in making working conditions better in garment factories.

On Monday, KOSHA held a donation ceremony in South Korea during which it handed over the portable monitoring equipment to Leng Tong, director of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at the Labour Ministry.

Mr Tong returned to Cambodia yesterday and said the equipment included devices to measure air quality, heat, sound and light.

“It is good equipment for Cambodian officials to monitor the safety and health of work environments in factories to ensure the wellbeing of employees,” he said.

Mr Tong noted that KOSHA had an agreement with Cambodia over safety and health in workplaces for three years, until 2019.

He added that KOSHA would also spend one week training Cambodia officials on how to use the equipment.

According to a Ministry of Labour report, the number of garment workers who fainted in the first half of the year rose by 39 percent when compared with the same period last year.

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