Is Your Job Causing Heart Disease, Depression Or Other Illnesses?
More than 3 million U.S. workers suffered nonfatal work illnesses and injuries in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To improve these numbers, the National Institutes of Health Total Worker Health program recommends that employers consider more ways to keep workers healthy. By addressing issues such as employee stress levels, working conditions and work schedules, employers could improve the health and safety of their employees.
Total Worker Health also promotes the idea of recognizing that work can cause health problems such as heart disease, depression, sleep disorders and obesity. Many employers have traditionally been reluctant to consider that these health issues may be work-related.