It goes without saying that firefighters face multiple on-the-job hazards that can affect their health. But, firefighters face some health dangers that might not be so obvious.
The Business Journals recently released their list of 10 deadly jobs for the period between January 2017 and September 2018. Some of the occupations aren’t necessarily a surprise — contractors and loggers, for example, whose professions expose them to myriad risks every day — but some are unexpected.
Imagine you are a package delivery driver. You’re on the road again after just dropping off a package. You look down at your computer for a split second to determine which delivery is next in line. In that instant, you run a stop sign and crash into another driver. You are seriously injured. Almost immediately after the shock wears off, you start to worry about your medical bills and your lost wages. Since the crash is technically your fault, you’re concerned that you can’t collect workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your expenses.
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report titled The State of Safety. It looks at each state and assesses how well that state protects its citizens from risk. Unfortunately, there were no states that earned an "A" in this report.
Depending on your profession, there is a good chance that you spend a lot of time in extremely hot conditions.
Were you a recent victim of a workplace accident? Are you unable to return to work as the result of your injuries?
Did you recently suffer an ankle sprain on the job? Are you concerned about how to best treat this injury?
Workplace safety is an important part of keeping employees healthy. As a new employee, it's your employer's job to make sure you understand the best ways to stay safe in the workplace, whether that is through training you to work with machinery or tools or by providing you with informational pamphlets on acceptable behavior in the office.
Stressful situations often mean that the people involved in them aren't able to keep their minds on what they are doing. Whether you're dealing with stress that comes from a family or personal financial situation or the workplace itself is stressful, if your mind is occupied, it stands to reason that you are more likely to make an error. Errors on the job can lead to workplace accidents -- that's true for everyone on the team.
What type of equipment do you use at your place of employment? Depending on your position and industry, you may come in contact with a variety of equipment on a daily basis.