Occupational Hazards of Professionals Amritha Viswanath Shenoy Ninth Semester, Five Year Course, LL.B. Govt. Law College, ...
Occupational hazard <ul><li>Risk of accident or  </li></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Peculiar to an occupation </l...
General  occupational hazards <ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>An...
Causes <ul><li>Long and continuous working hours </li></ul><ul><li>Paucity of leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Never ending press...
Effects of Occupational Hazards <ul><li>Decrease in :- </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></...
Lawyers <ul><li>Causes:- </li></ul><ul><li>Dissatisfaction of clients- adversarial system-  </li></ul><ul><li>Internal spl...
Mental health professionals <ul><li>Vicarious traumatisation </li></ul><ul><li>Heightened risk of suicide </li></ul><ul><l...
Physical Health Professionals <ul><li>Addiction to prescription drugs- shift work, intensive care work, strain </li></ul><...
I T Professionals <ul><li>Continuous use of computers- Shift work </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological absenteeism </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Workstations- application of ergonomics </li></ul>
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Occupational hazards of professionals

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

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