Common Workplace Illnesses & How to Minimise Their Risk

  • April 27, 2018
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Depending on the type of work that you do, there are certain illnesses and injuries to which you may be quite susceptible. This infographic from Easy Life Cover (https://www.easylifecover.ie/income-protection/) outlines a few of the most common workplace illnesses, which occupations carry the highest risk and what can be done to minimise the risk of these illnesses or injuries occurring.

Jobs which involve a lot of manual labour such as piano moving and construction work could present a higher than normal risk of incurring back problems and muscular injuries. However, these health issues could also strike in people who are seated at desks all day, especially if they fail to adopt a comfortable seating posture.

Employers should provide their workforce with the necessary training and safety equipment for the job, while employees have a responsibility to always act with due care in the line of duty, particularly in workplaces where certain risks are omnipresent. The people in a workplace will largely determine how rare or regular injury-enforced absences become, so find out how you can reduce the probability of common workplace illnesses in the infographic below.