Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Work-related illnesses up 23 percent in the Sverdlovsk region

The Sverdlovsk region has seen a rise in work-related illnesses, which rose by 23 percent in 2011.

The Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor reports that 714 cases of illnesses and poisonings were registered last year, according to Ural Business Consulting.

The majority of illnesses - 78 percent - were respiratory system disorders, while eight percent were related to the musculoskeletal system. Pneumatic hammer disease accounted for five percent, radiculopathy, neoplasms and acoustic organ disorders for two percent, and skin and vision organ disorders accounted for one percent of cases, according to Ural Business Consulting.

The mining and metals processing industries are responsible for many pneumoconiosis, musculoskeletal system disorders and noise-generated pathologies. Agriculture and the tertiary sector, meanwhile, result mostly in allergies including spasmodic asthma and dermatitis, Ural Business Consulting reports.