Considering that the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime, the damage many workplaces do to the physical and mental health of their employees is concerning.
Some occupations cause employees to develop unhealthy lifestyles and habits, such as working regular night shifts and eating a diet low in nutritional value. In other work places, employees are regularly exposed to harmful chemicals and bacteria for long periods of time on a daily basis. Whilst these things might not initially sound too serious, the cumulative effect is truly shocking.
To properly take care of ourselves, it’s important that we understand exactly how our working lives are affecting us. And with less and less people working regular 9-5 hour working schedules, we need to make ourselves aware of the potential health risks caused by an irregular routine.
Whilst your career and professional goals are important, it’s also essential that your physical and mental health comes first. This infographic looks at the typical issues faced in work environments across the UK and also at careers that have lots of health risks. We hope this infographic will inform people about common workplace health risks so we can begin to develop healthier lifestyles for employees.