Work Safety: How Safe Are You at Work?

WORKCOVER a safely organization in New South Wales, Australia said on one of its posters “The work place kills more people than those who die on the road.” Why has the work place become so unsafe? Over the years we have seen millions suffer serious injuries or life threatening illnesses due to stressful situations. Hence Work Safety has to be a serious concern. Are You Engaging in Safe Work Practices According to one survey 40 percent of Japanese office workers feared possible death from overwork, over 30,000 claims are filed yearly for persons who die from Karoshi “death from overwork”- and police have suggested that work-related problems…

Are You Working Too Hard?

IN Europe, Canada and the United States the answer is the same. People throughout the world are all stressed out. One source indicated that globalization, new technology and the pressures of the work force have caused millions to be labeled as overworked. The same source concluded “people are just plain stressed out because they are working too hard.” When we analyze this data, the evidence shows that among European workers 6 out of every 10 suffer from stress. Among Canadians 2 out of every 3 find it difficult to balance family life and work. And among those employed in the United…