The top 10 most common occupational health hazards today are:
1. Work-related stress: High workloads, long hours, and workplace pressures can lead to stress-related illnesses.
2. Musculoskeletal disorders: Injuries and strains caused by poor ergonomics, repetitive movements, and lifting heavy loads.
3. Chemical hazards: Exposure to harmful chemicals, including toxic substances, gases, and fumes that can cause acute or chronic health problems.
4. Noise-induced hearing loss: Prolonged exposure to loud noises or machinery without proper hearing protection.
5. Respiratory hazards: Exposure to dust, airborne particles, gases, or hazardous substances that can cause respiratory diseases.
6. Falls from heights: Accidents resulting from working at heights without proper safety precautions or equipment.
7. Occupational dermatitis: Skin conditions caused by exposure to harmful substances, irritants, or allergens.
8. Heat-related illnesses: Heat stress, exhaustion, or heatstroke due to working in hot or humid environments.
9. Biological hazards: Exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can cause diseases, especially in healthcare or laboratory settings.
10. Mental health issues: Work-related depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions resulting from stressful or toxic work environments.