The State Federation of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism (FECOHT) of CC.OO. It has raised the alarm about the repercussions that hospitality workers have on the type of work they develop and, as a result, the high rate of recurrence in the use of analgesics in this group. According to the union, more than 42% of hospitality employees who have been in their profession for more than six years and who are over forty years old, regularly take some kind of analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties before starting their workday, to alleviate the Negative consequences of work on your health status.
More than 42% of hospitality employees regularly take some kind of analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties before starting their workday
And it is that this type of work involves various annoyances that make these workers resort frequently to analgesics. Thus, 54.1% must frequently make repetitive movements, 48.1% have to remain in the same position, 16.3% move and lift heavy objects and 14% are forced to adopt postures that cause pain . In addition, they are also exposed to possible criticism from customers about their way of working and the low value that is usually given to their work.
This set of circumstances can generate various pathologies as discomfort cervical and dorsal, lumbago, varicose veins, ligament problems, tendonitis and bursitis, osteoarthritis and other disorders that affect the joints, hernias ...
According to the estimates of CC.OO., these workers are not only exposed to these physical and psychological risks, but also to a chemical risk associated with the handling of toxic substances that are used to clean the facilities where they work.
Therefore, the union demands compliance with the Law on the prevention of occupational risks in a comprehensive manner, and denounces the lack of responsibility of employers in this regard, because it considers that there has been little progress in compliance with the regulations, and that neither Necessary and effective prevention measures have been established.
Source: EUROPE PRESS