Heart diseases at work
Long working hours can lead to death. Studies indicate that those who work more than 55 hours per week are at risk. According to WHO, only in 2016, 740,000 deaths happened due to heart attacks at work. Statistics show men are in greater danger ( 72%). Most of the deaths happen to people who work more than 55 hours between the ages of 45 and 74.
The global pandemic has almost lifted the boundary between workplace and work, so most employees work even more than they think. That doubles the importance of actions that should be done. Governments, employers and workers must work together to stop this mysterious killer at work. A high level of educating all workers to react properly when someone has a heart attack is the least of them.