Millions suffering from work place ill health


Millions suffering from work place ill health
Millions of Britons are suffering for work place-related disorders, according to a report.

A survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive, which oversees the implementation of health and safety at work legislation in the UK, found that over 2 million people believe they suffer from an illness caused or made worse by work.

During 2004/2005, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) concerning bones, joints or muscles were the most reported work-related illnesses, with stress, anxiety and depression following up behind.

Over the period, just over a million people believe they suffer from work-related MSDs. Industries with the highest prevalence rates are health and social work, and manufacturing.

Half a million individuals also claim they suffer from stress, depression or anxiety caused or made worse by work. The highest prevalence rates were seen in public administration and defence, although distribution of stress-related illnesses reflected the variety of occupations.

However, the overall prevalence of work-related illness may have fallen in the last 16 years.

"Over the long term, the overall prevalence of self-reported work-related illness has fallen since 1990," said the report. "In 1990 and 1995 the estimated rates were similar. More recently they have fluctuated, but the rate in 2004/05 was lower than in any of the earlier surveys."

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