A new study has disclosed the costs of job-related illnesses; their costs exceed the cost of non-communicable diseases (NCD's) such as cancer, diabetes and strokes.

In the report, experts say that occupational health is not getting the attention it deserves. The health risks are high given most people between the age of 22 and 65 spend 45% of their waking hours at work.

For Internet workers who spend 12 hours a day on the computer and get about 7 hours sleep per 24 hours, this is about 2/3 of their waking time.
Are Internet workers health at work given enough attention, are computer users taking work-related health risks seriously enough?

In considering job related illnesses and injury Internet workers and computer users must consider the following risk factors.
  • The sedentary lifestyle
  • Overuse of the Computer
  • The desk and chair
  • Overuse of the Laptop

After working with computers over a long period there is increased risks for certain injuries and diseases.

Typing can cause injury to the nerves in the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Incorrect posture can lead sore muscles and repetitive stress injuries.
Dry eyes is a syndrome in which the eyes lose moisture due to infrequent blinking.

Frequent Laptop users face additional health risks due to positioning of Laptops; they are at risk for aching neck,  throbbing head and tingling fingers.

Research studies have found that sitting for six or more hours a day, even if physically active otherwise can lead to cardiovascular disease and premature deaths.

Internet workers and computer users who spend 12 hours a day at work are at increased risk. They are are at risk for obesity and obesity related illnesses.  if regular physical activity is not part of their lifestyle they are at risks for work-related illnesses ans injury.