Now that you have an overview of occupational disorders, discuss the following question:
What are the most common occupational disorders found in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
Instructions for Completing the Discussion Questions:
a) State agreements and provide additional supportive evidence or examples.
b) ask additional questions for clarification or provide additional ideas or perspectives on the answer.
c) Advance the participant’s ideas further by providing additional references or support and providing feedback on the participant’s experience or perspectives.
- d) State disagreements, if any, but provide evidence or support, using professional tone and netiquette.
no1 ( MR SOUD )
Occupational health and safety is gaining increasing importance in the GCC countries, including Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development recently introduced a new resolution that seeks to give employers a practical framework for managing occupational disorders and maintaining health and safety in the workplace.
the most common occupational disorders in Saudi Arabia
exposure to carcinogenic substances at work may cause cancer. In the manufacturing sector, those who work in the plastic industry may easily develop cancerious cells on skin or internal border organs because of the constant exposure to dangerous chemicals. Those in the petrochemical industry may also face the same problems because of long hours breathing contaminated air.
employees who work in highly stressful environments are likely to develop coronary diseases. Problems as high blood pressure are common among those whose work are very demanding or those who are constantly abused by the superiors. They always have the pressure to meet specific targets or to avoid rebuke from superiors. When an employee is exposed to contaminants at work through the skin, inhalation, or ingestion, the poison may find its way to the blood and consequently to the heart. Depending on the nature of the poison, the heart may be affected in various ways.
Studies suggest that reproductive disorders are sometimes associated with one’s occupation. Men who spend most of their time seated in environments with relatively high temperatures such as drivers and machine.
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no2 ( MR ABDULLAH ALILAIN
We find in the occupational turmoil that occurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is any event or vegetable that takes place inside the work station. This turmoil makes the existing situation worse. This happens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since it bears a greeting structure and has an industrial development, so it is likely that the most common diseases and injuries that appear in the Kingdom are occupational asthma. As well as chronic pulmonary embolism, and with them, disorders of the occupational musculoskeletal system.
Let’s get to know each disease in some detail. Occupational asthma affects the lungs, and the patient shows symptoms of wheezing, tightness in the chest and coughing.
As for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the patient suffers from shortness of breath because it blocks the airway. It is caused by dust gases. As for occupational dermatitis, it occurs when exposed to chemicals and causes skin cancer and some infections. Finally, occupational musculoskeletal disorders are caused by the body’s exposure to vibration, force, or repetitive movement over a long period. This is like shoulder disorder and tendonitis in the wrist.
In order to get to the treatment of these disturbances, workers must be educated, provided with health information, and provide both ventilation and cleanliness in the site.
- Sayeedi, S. (2019). Occupational Injuries in a Construction Company in Saudi Arabia-A Case Study (Master’s thesis, Itä-Suomen yliopisto).