Occupational Health and Safety ensures the good health and physical condition of the workers. There a few common health risks at workplace every worker must be aware of.
- Breathing issues
- Skin issues
- Pain or damage in muscles, bones and joints
- Hearing issues
- Touch issues
- Change in behavior issues
Over the last few year, these are the most issues have been recorded in any employee during their work. An organization has to be more concerned about these listed issues in order to avoid any type loss in the future, whether it is work related or finance related.
If a person works in an industry where he or she directly comes in a contact with toxic substances, the following health problem can be seen;
- Asthma attacks
- Severe allergy
- Lung Damage
An organization must look after these health problems and make their workplace a safer place to work. Other harmful substances to look after are, smoke, dust, gases and etc.
The occupational public health practice ensures the controlling over smoking, diet, and other consuming habits of the works.
A very few people are aware of their skin issues, until they come in contact with them. I, myself, have a latex allergy and confirmed about this at the very late age. For all these years I kept wondering what that thing that harms my skin. In many industry workers have this skin related issues, like,
The organization must be aware of this type of risk and provide gloves to its workers in order to avoid any future causes. There are a many other safety point, which we will discuss sometime later.
The Occupational health in public health practices ensure no intake of such products or any body part contact with any such substance that has the ability to harm the skin.
Pain or Damage in Muscles Bones and Joints
One of the most common issue recorded till date. Workers have complaint about regular pains happening in the body during the working hours. It majorly happens in the industries like where heavy duty material has be done manually. Sometimes, due to wrong sitting postures cause this. Workers who are regularly working in a same direction with the same hand or body movement are likely to complaint muscular or other type of physical pain.
Organizations are recommended to minimize the risk by giving minimum pressure to the manpower when it comes to lift heavy materials and conduct health and body exercise events frequently.
There are many guides available in the market for this type of risk. Public health practice asks motivates exercise sessions in order to keep body as much flexible.
Hearing and Touch Issues
A few industries have a noisy environment to which nothing can be done. There are many sectors where noise and excessive vibrations have become the reason of permanent hearing issues, and pains in the ear. It might drag worker towards, sleeping issues, regular pain in the ears, concentration issues, and sometimes severe headache.
Organizations by raising hearing risk awareness amongst the workers must try to overcome the bad situations.
Change in Behavior Issues
This is the most common issue, which has been neglected over the years. The worker joins the organization with the zeal and full enthusiasm, but a few factor gradually makes that person irritated, bad behave. It can also cause mental health problem.
Organizations are suggested to keep workers personal and professional life separate and teach the same to their workers. There must be a department which listens to the workers issues and ensure them that the issue will be resolved as soon as possible.
Overall, it is not only organization’s responsibility to make the workplace safer place to work, but also workers. A guide to minimize the risk can be helpful to answer all the health related questions.
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