When we think of occupational diseases, the most common ailments come to mind.
This is the case, for example, of back pain, visual fatigue or stress. However, there are other affectations that hinder a satisfactory professional development.
Keep in mind that society evolves and types of employment as well. Consequently, the impact of work on our health varies depending on other more global changes.
In fact, the emergence of new technologies has led to the outgrowth of other factors to consider, such as addiction to new technologies or the phobia of ICT.
Although they are less popular than headache or low back pain, the truth is that the diagnosis of these ailments is increasing.
So, it is good to know that there are to try to avoid them. In any case, we must distinguish between two types of diseases: those that affect the physical sphere and those that have an impact on the psychological field.
5 Rare Occupational Diseases That Should Be Avoided
The constant use of new technologies (especially mobile phones and their applications) has changed the communication habits at work.
Who has not ever received a message from their boss after hours? Who has not consulted the work email from home at any time?
The technostre is a pathology caused by the excessive use of new technologies.
Do you need to check your mobile constantly? Do you use the smartphone apps even in the sink? If so, it is likely that you have initiated a process of techno-dependence.
How to start breaking this dynamic? For starters, avoiding professional communications after hours. On the other side of techno-dependence, we have technophobia.
The fear of using new technologies is usually caused by a previous techno-stress. Take care of your mind and rest from the screens!
People who spend many hours of their workday writing on a computer screen suffer, sometimes, overloads and pain due to bad posture.
One of the consequences of writing constantly with the computer is the mouse syndrome, which causes tingling in the fingers, pain in the wrist and loss of strength in the hands.
When expectations are high and are not met (think, for example, in elite athletes or prestigious surgeons) comes the lack of recognition, which directly affects motivation. A good coaching session can help combat this syndrome.
5.Occupational disease due to a sick building.
Also known as semicircular lipodystrophy. It appears in the form of semicircular strips on the thigh due to bad design of the tables or inadequate air conditioning. Take care of the office!