The industries with the highest estimated prevalence rate (according to the HSE 2013/2014) are those of specialised construction and human health and residential care. For a health professional this is not surprising, given that the former profession involves heavy machinery that is built for purpose and often not ergonomy. The latter profession also frequently involves lifting the charges of the health workers, such as the disabled or elderly. Safety and lifting procedures are often lacking for the aforementioned workers.
Surprisingly, however, health professions are among the highest occupations with the highest estimated back disorder prevalence rate, along with skilled construction trades, caring services and agricultural trades. The common theme each of these occupations is that of a high demand of physical strain placed upon the body.
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