Drop dead

Author: special online briefing, Hazards Magazine, Published on: 5 August 2003

Major occupational diseases of the 21st century will be heart attacks, suicide and strokes. Hazards looks at why so many of us are being worked into the ground...Japan and China each have a word for death by overwork - karoshi and guolaosi. And both Japan and Korea recognise suicide as an official and compensatable work-related condition. The problem may not be quite so bad in the UK, but long working hours and runaway stress make both conditions a genuine threat in British workplaces. [refers to UK, Japan, China, So. Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Italy, Canada] [refers to Toyota, Reebok, Consignia, BT, Pearl Assurance, ANZ Bank, Dentsu Inc.]

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Related companies: ANZ Bank BT Consignia Dentsu Pearl Assurance (part of AMP Group) Reebok (part of adidas) Toyota