Workplace Violence

Have you ever heard someone tell you “this is a workplace violence“?

Well, workers in their workplaces are exposed to many dangers that could cause them injuries or endanger them. Therefore, precautions against these hazards must be taken, and the worker can work with reassurance.

Basically, these risks (work violence) vary according to the nature of each work environment. We will present the general risks that occur in general through this article.

Workplace Violence Types:

Occupational Health

First, we will recognize the concept of Occupational Health that explains the importance of avoiding workplace violence.

The Joint Occupational Health Committee of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized in its first meeting in 1950 “Occupational Health” as a branch of health aimed at improving the health of workers in all professions and maintaining them in the highest physical, psychological and social well-being.

Also, it aims to optimize the work conditions, as well as to protect workers from all health hazards in the workplace.

Also, it aims to put the worker – and keep it – in a work environment suitable for its physiological and psychological potential.

Moreover, this is in adapting the work to suit the worker and adapt each worker to his work.

The professional factors:Workplace Violence-1

We’ve divided The professional factors that affecting the workers in the work environment into several groups:

Physical factors and risks

Such as heat that leads to heat stress, and noise that if exposure to certain levels of them over a long period leading to hearing loss, light, and radiation.

If you get exposed to radiation, it may lead to some cancers, vibrations that may lead to problems in blood ischemia of the body such as the hand or to chronic pain in the back area.

Chemical Hazards:Workplace Violence-2

It produces inhalation of chemicals in the form of vapors, toxic gases, dust, pesticides, solvents, or contact with the skin.

The degree of risk of exposure to chemicals depends on the degree of concentration of the substance.

Also, it depends on the duration of exposure chemical contaminants are in the air. These contaminants can be either in the form of solids such as dust, fumes, and fibers (asbestos) or in the form of gases and vapors.

Sadly, this can lead to exposure to various diseases of allergies, asthma and some cancers such as lung cancer and surrounding membrane.

Biological hazardsWorkplace Violence-3

The result of the entry of various microbes to the human body of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and others. Professionals exposed to this type of risk understanding workers in farms, farms, and health field.

Diseases vary depending on the type of infection, there is inflammation liver disease, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Mechanical hazards and accidents and work injuries

Machines and the equipment for the fire signal system, Transportation, Nature Building, Cleanliness of the building.

Psychological and social factors

Finally, Stress, work in pay shifts, human relations, social and family support.


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