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The most dangerous safety threat in industrial work might be mental health

January 2, 2024


Industrial work is inherently dangerous. The careers can be advantageous, but accidents happen due to heavy machinery, materials and increased risks of slips, falls, and entrapments. However, none of those are the largest safety threats to workers in industrial fields — it’s mental health.

Mental health struggles in industrial fields

More industrial workers die from suicide each year than any other workplace fatalities combined. The stress of long work days, intense physical labor, uncertain employment conditions and lack of support cause untreated mental health conditions. The following are significant influences on the poor mental health of workers.

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