Occupational hazards of professionals

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I made this presentation in 'National Seminar on Maintenance of Professional Standards, 2011' conducted under the auspices of Govt. Law College, Ernakulam

I made this presentation in 'National Seminar on Maintenance of Professional Standards, 2011' conducted under the auspices of Govt. Law College, Ernakulam

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  • 1. Occupational Hazards of Professionals Amritha Viswanath Shenoy Ninth Semester, Five Year Course, LL.B. Govt. Law College, Ernakulam
  • 2. Occupational hazard
    • Risk of accident or
    • Disease
    • Peculiar to an occupation
    • Occupation includes business, profession,
    • trade or calling.
  • 3. General occupational hazards
    • Stress
    • Addiction
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Neglect of self
  • 4. Causes
    • Long and continuous working hours
    • Paucity of leisure
    • Never ending pressure
    • Suppression of personal feelings
    • Unrealistic expectations
  • 5. Effects of Occupational Hazards
    • Decrease in :-
    • Efficiency
    • Productivity
    • Lowering of Professional Standards
  • 6. Lawyers
    • Causes:-
    • Dissatisfaction of clients- adversarial system-
    • Internal split - Cut throat competition
    • Maintaining professional standards:-
    • Internships in college curriculum
    • Control over work schedule
    • Continuing legal education
    • Comparison with CA profession
  • 7. Mental health professionals
    • Vicarious traumatisation
    • Heightened risk of suicide
    • Increased cynicism
    • Psychiatric disorder
    • Solutions:- personal psychotherapy, practice abroad, spirituality
  • 8. Physical Health Professionals
    • Addiction to prescription drugs- shift work, intensive care work, strain
    • Infectious diseases- no face masks, gloves, vaccination
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Vicarious trauma
    • Check on diverting drugs
    • Anti addiction programs
    • Frequent hand washing- disinfection
    • Counselling
  • 9. I T Professionals
    • Continuous use of computers- Shift work
    • Neurological absenteeism
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome- Repetitive strain injuries
    • Computer vision syndrome
    • Obesity
    • Cyber addiction
    • Backache
  • 10.
    • Solutions
    • Frequent breaks
    • Workstations- application of ergonomics
  • 11. Google - setting standards to work environment
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