Occupational Disease

An occupational disease is a physical, mental or psychological health issue caused by work or occupational activity. National laws or regulatory authorities are required that the employers should establish and keep records of occupational accidents, diseases, accidents and dangerous occurrences. List of globally recognized occupational diseases are : Chemical, physical and biological illness Respiratory diseases Skin diseases Musculoskeletal disorders Occupational cancer Mental

Occupational diseases and conditions are classified according to their causative factors and the type of work undertaken. These factors may be of a physical, chemical, biological or work-related origin. Exposure to physical phenomena, such as noise for instance, may result in workers suffering noise-induced hearing loss. On the other hand, people handling hazardous chemical substances may contract dermatitis and those

The term dermatitis, fundamentally, means inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis is the most common form of occupational disease and prevention rests very much on levels of personal hygiene, the use of a range of skin protection agents and health surveillance procedures where people may be exposed to the risk of contact with certain physical, chemical and biological agents. Non-infective dermatitis