Employees of enterprises engaged in the construction industry account for 3.6% of cases, and 3.5% - for workers,
Other types of economic activity account for 5.2% of cases, the department noted.
In total, 4.5 thousand cases of occupational diseases were recorded in Russia in 2019. This is 629 fewer cases than in 2018.
The department notes that most often diseases develop due to physical overload, exposure to industrial aerosols and chemical poisoning.
As a result, workers develop diseases such as chronic bronchitis, sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss), vibration disease and sciatica.
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