Most of the professions nowadays are almost all concerned by the drudgery at work. Indeed, employees are exposed to occupational risks, including psychological risks and physical risks, which affect them directly.
When is an occupation considered to be arduous?
In general, an occupation is defined as arduous when it meets certain criteria. When there are physical constraints at work (such as fatigue), mental or emotional hardship (with stress), occupational hazards or safety risks in addition to organizational concerns at work (too much pressure at work), it is considered to be strenuous. The degree of arduousness at work is currently higher, i.e. employees are more exposed to occupational risks than reaching early retirement.
For this, a prevention plan & work arduousness with ID Prevention would be required for each establishment.
What are the professions most exposed to arduousness?
Mainly, there are ten (10) professions that are the most concerned by the drudgery at work. These are employees or workers who are exposed to psychosocial risks and physical risks.
Public works workers in the field of BTP (Building and Public Works) who are machine operators are among the most affected. Their work consists of site preparation, digging and clearing with manual or mechanical construction materials and tools. These employees should be careful to protect themselves from accidents or incidents.
Workers in industrial companies are most often exposed to various noises and lack of independence, as they are always at work.
Cashiers usually perform repetitive tasks, which can lead to tendonitis and back pain.
Farmers, ranchers and lumberjacks are always busy in the field, and therefore these occupations are unfavorable for psychological health.
Security and guard workers have unpleasant occupations because they usually have to work the whole day to guard a place.
Midwives and nurses are exposed to emotional disturbances with complicated patients, and ethical conflicts in hospitals because these professions are also difficult.
Insurance and banking employees also face ethical conflicts at work, with various administrative tasks and getting them done as quickly as possible.
Caregivers are most often exposed to psychological and physical fatigue because they should ensure the comfort and hygiene of their patients most of the time.
Bakers, butchers and delicatessen workers are among the most unpleasant occupations because the working conditions are very difficult and affect morale.
Cooks and hotel employees (maitre d’, waiters,…) are also exposed to various noises and a lack of independence.
Prevention of occupational risks
Every company should always opt for occupational risk prevention, in order to ensure the occupational health of all employees. This prevention contributes to the implementation of internal provisions and to the preservation of the safety and health of employees. The important thing is to provide a favorable well-being in the internal environment of the company.