Massive climatic conditions are the cause behind abrupt weather changes, and that’s hitting the news headlines. The entire high rise in temperature records have been witnessed throughout in the month of July in the U.S., and about four major winter storms ruined the Northeast previously this year, and most of South Texas is still rebuilding from the destruction due to hurricanes in recent years. Tremendous climate affects more than forests and buildings and natural surroundings. The latest analysis by the Disease Control and Prevention Centres has examined the effects of the stress caused due to extreme heat on the outdoor workers. New research from the Institute of Integrated Benefits goes even further, displaying how frequent the short-term disability insurance policies of the employers’ expose claims for several conditions having an impact due to weather change. These ultimately results in minimum income for staffs and lost productivity for the employers and society as a whole. This all may become more severe in the awakening of massive weather events.
Analysis showed that 1 out of 20 employees of the U.S. with non-occupational, short-term, disability insurance claimed for a leave in any of the given year. It’s seen that as a whole climatic change can create stress than can inflame or boost the mental health issues. In integration to depression, individuals may even experience post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and many other sensitive, emotional responses due to constant weather changes. Back in 2017, devastating hurricanes marked the fact that sustaining a massive storm can leave people with an important psychological spin-off. Post the Hurricane Sandy; it seemed that people developed PTSD, anxiety, and in response survivor’s guilt living through the historic storm.
Climate change can even be the reason behind extreme heat resulting in stress and aggression. This can even lead to drought, since some farmers are committing suicide due to constant climatic challenges, due to inadequate rain for harvesting through which they earn their living. Analysis of IBI shows that climate oriented conditions are much more common among the state. It’s significant for employers to develop a better understanding of specific risks for various climate oriented events.