NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Air pollution or clutter and overtime in the workplaces where ordinary people come to work every day to earn a living can be dangerous, according to a World Health Organization report.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report that more than two million people were killed in one year in 2016 due to unfavorable workplace conditions.
The health union, in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), has released a report on the various problems and adversities that workers face in the workplace.
The biggest reason given is air pollution. Where there is air pollution and a lot of chaos or if the working hours are longer than usual, it affects the workers mentally and physically and ultimately many people lose their lives, the report said.
These findings are based on a study conducted by the Health Organization and the International Labor Organization from 2000 to 2016. According to the report, about 7.5 lakh workers have died due to air pollution and more than 4.5 lakh workers have died due to overtime.
The report also states that injuries or accidents caused by any cause during the period of employment play a significant role in the mental trauma of the workers.