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Yeong Woo Seo

Yeong Woo Seo

Advisor
Introduction

Mr. Yeong Woo Seo is an advisor at Shin & Kim who mainly advises on the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Serious Accidents Punishment Act.

Based on his experience in designing, manufacturing, and installing environmental equipment in the manufacturing industry and measuring various worksites at a working environment measurement agency, Mr. Seo was specially recruited as a labor inspector in occupational safety and health by the Ministry of Employment and Labor in 1992 and conducted occupational safety and health inspections to prevent industrial accidents and investigated serious accidents for over 30 years in the Incheon and Gyeonggi regions (at the Central Regional Office, Gyeonggi Branch Office, Ansan Branch Office, Seongnam Branch Office, and Anyang Branch Office), that are densely populated with manufacturing and construction sites. Since 2022, Mr. Seo has advised clients on the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Serious Accidents Punishment Act at Shin & Kim.

Mr. Seo graduated from Pusan National University with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Pusan National University School of Mechanical Engineering. Based on his experience in industrial accident prevention and investigation of serious accidents at various worksites as a labor inspector at the Ministry of Employment and Labor, he advises companies on the issues of occupational safety and health, including serious accidents in construction and manufacturing industries, complaints, accusations, and post-accident measures at industrial sites.

Mr. Seo has been appointed as a member of the Gimpo City Council's Advisory Committee and has delivered lectures on the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Serious Accidents Punishment Act at the Federation of Korean Industries' Corporate Labor Relations Specialist Training Course.

Professional Career
  • 2022-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2020-2021Head, Industrial Accident Prevention Instruction Division, Anyang District Employment and Labor Office, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 2018-2019Head, Industrial Accident Prevention Instruction Division, Seongnam District Employment and Labor Office, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 2016-2018Head, Industrial Accident Prevention Instruction Division, Gangwon District Employment and Labor Office, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 2014-2016Head, Industrial Accident Prevention Instruction Division, Anyang District Employment and Labor Office, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 2012-2014Officer, Service Industrial Accident Prevention Division and Occupational Health Division, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • 1992-2011Safety Policy Division and Occupational Health Division, Ministry of Employment and Labor;
  • Industrial Accident Prevention Instruction Division of Central Regional, Gyeonggi District, Northern Busan District, Seongnam District, Ansan District and Anyang District Employment and Labor Office, Ministry of Employment and Labor
Key Experience
  • Advised a client regarding a serious accident involving an injection molding machine
  • Advised a pulp and paper company regarding a serious accident involving a wastewater treatment facility
  • Advised a pulp and paper company regarding a serious accident caused by an overturned forklift truck
  • Advised a shipbuilding company regarding a serious accident involving a fall from a mobile elevated work platform
  • Advised a university regarding a serious accident involving a fall
  • Advised a food company regarding a serious accident involving a fall and crush
  • Advised a construction company regarding a serious accident involving a death in transit
  • Advised a construction company regarding a serious accident involving a fatal accident during demolition work
  • Advised a construction company regarding a serious accident that occurred during road paving work
  • Advised a construction company regarding a serious accident involving a fall
Education
  • 1992Pusan National University, Graduate School of Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
  • 1986Pusan National University, Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Languages

Korean, English

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