The most common health problems among workers

In Mexico, the time people devote to their work More than 40 hours per week And in the home office more.

Derived from working conditions and activities, it is common for employees to develop problems that affect both Physical and emotional health.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) It is estimated that 2.78 million workers die each year from work-related causes, of which 2.4 million are due to illnesses and the rest due to work accidents.

“In the face of such a challenging scenario, it is essential that companies are aware of the mental, physical and emotional well-being of their employees and provide tools and programs to prevent the emergence of conditions that undermine their quality of life. For this, it is essential to provide support so that workers adopt healthy habits,” says Lionel Hernandez, CEO. For Care Assistance “Efforts should be shared by organizations and employees.”

“Occupational diseases have a direct impact on the well-being of employees, but they also cause harm to companies, since absenteeism for these reasons or poor physical, mental or emotional state can represent a decrease in productivity or affect the work environment.” .

Health problems

The occupational diseases Those related to work activities or developed due to exposure to chemical, biological or physical agents in the workplace.

According to the study Occupational safety and health in Latin America and the CaribbeanPrepared by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), up to 80% of workers are exposed to this type of risk.

According to this document, between 50% and 70% of the workforce in the countries of the region suffers from injuries and musculoskeletal disorders due to poor ergonomic working conditions and heavy physical workloads.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) It states that the most common occupational health problems worldwide are:

  • Back pain (37%).
  • Hearing impairment (16%)
  • COPD (13%)

in Mexico, Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) The Department of Labor and Social Review (STPS) notes that the most common occupational diseases are:

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Neurological diseases, especially cases StressAnd the depressionAnxiety, lack of focus, etc.

respiratory system diseases

Associated cardiovascular disease Bad eating habits Which led to diseases such as diabetes or obesity

Ear diseases, resulting from constant and chronic exposure to high-frequency noise, refer to industrial or industrial jobs.

medical insurance

Given this scenario, it is necessary to prioritize preventive health programs at the business and personal level. Currently, most health insurances have health programs that seek to serve their clients preventively.

So far there are more than 40 million people without social security In Mexico, getting medical insurance is your option to stay protected.

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