Sudden deaths and diseases attributed to overwork had been increasingly
recognized as occupational diseases in Japan.The controversies surrounding the compensation forstress-related diseases intensified along with rising unemployment rates and suicide mortalities.
Stress at work has known to cause a variety of physical and mental health
problems. In recent years, stress-related health problems due to intensified work pace, increased workloads as well as escalating job insecurity have become substantial and growing occupational health concerns internationally.
I Word Understanding
Attributed – assign to
Occupational diseases – health hazards caused from work place
Controversies – disagreement
Intensified – increase
Mortalities – deaths
Substantial – considerable
Job insecurities – a condition wherein employees lack the assurance that their jobs will remain stable from day to day, week to week, or year to year.
II Have your say
Protective ways for occupational diseases
1. Reduce working hours
2.Manage early symptoms
3.Increase workers compensation
Here’s list of Japanese Job insecurities
Workers may have good reasons to feel job insecurity
.Temporary work contract
.Reduction of employees
.Insufficient work skills