Ground Report | New Delhi: Working more hours in a week is proving fatal for millions of people all over the world. Working more than 55 hours is causing heart disease and it is causing death, covid-19 has greatly changed the way many people work.
WHO and International Labour Organization, working more than 55 hours a week increases the risk of death from heart disease and trauma. The report has been released at a time when the world is dealing with the Covid for second consecutive year. People are working from homes and the way of working has changed.
From the year 2020, the lifestyle of people all over the world suddenly changed. The main reason for this is the corona virus. Due to lockdown and restrictions, people are working from their homes, due to this many times they have to be fired for more hours.
The research, published in the Environmental International Journal, is the first global analysis of the risks to life and health associated with prolonged work. The research focused on the pre-epidemic period, and the authors of the research used data from dozens of studies involving millions of people.
“Serious health risks”
“Working 55 hours or more a week is a serious health hazard. It’s time we all – government, employers and employees – make this fact Know that working long hours can result in premature death.”
The research found that working 55 hours or more increased the risk of stroke by 35 percent and the risk of heart diseases by 17 percent, compared to those working 35 to 40 hours a week.
The World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization estimated that 3,98,000 people who worked more than 55 hours a week in 2016 died of stroke and 3,47,000 died of heart diseases.
Heavy job on health?
Between 2000 and 2016, long work hours increased the number of deaths due to heart disease by 42 percent and the number of deaths due to trauma by 19 percent.
Most of the recorded deaths occurred in the age group of 60 to 79 years, who worked 55 hours or more per week when they were 45 to 74 years old.
The WHO is concerned about this trend as the number of people working for long hours is increasing. Currently, nine percent of the world’s population is working for a long time.