It’s well known that some professions are more dangerous the others. Sometimes the work is inherently dangerous, but other times corners are being cut. Similarly, some cities are more dangerous than others, either because of a high concentration of dangerous industry or because of a weak regulatory framework. Jack Benton has the scoop on a great new infographic detailing death at work based on occupation and city, signaling who is most in need of 10 safety tips. Danger in the workplace is nothing to be ignored.
Do you work in one of the deadliest jobs? Do you work in one of the deadliest cities?
If you or someone you love works in one of these jobs, please be careful. If you live in one of these cities, consider contact your local representative to press for improved safety regulations and enforcement of those regulations that are already in place.
Workplace deaths can be greatly minimized, but not completely eliminated. The first step in avoiding death at work is to assess your risk. The following Death at Work Top 10 lists will help you, in part, determine your risk.
Death at Work – By Occupation
Here is the lineup of top ten most dangerous occupations in America:
- Logging worker
- Airplane pilots & flight engineers
- Farmers & ranchers
- Mining Machine Operators
- Sanitation Workers
- Truck drivers / delivery workers
- Industrial machine workers
- Police Officers
Unfortunately, this list of deadliest occupations is not surprising. That said, many of the categories could benefit from 10 Safety Tips for Workplace Safety.
Obviously, though, danger is inherent in some of these jobs. For example, there is little that safety tips can do to protect police officers from the dangers they face on the beat.
Death at Work – By Geography
He also includes a list of the 10 Deadliest Cities in America, which are:
- Midland, TX
- Mount-Vernon / Anacortes, WA
- Beaumont-Port Arthur , TX
- Huntington-Ashland, KY-OH-WV
- Green Bay, WI
- Anchorage, AK
- New Orleans-Metarie-Wyoming, LA
- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
- Tulsa, OK
- Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN
Unfortunately these cities have the distinction of being part of a deadly group. All this death at work that occurs within their borders creates a kind of chicken and egg situation. Do the deadly job congregate around these cities because of a lack of regulation, or was there something that originally attracted the businesses that is now keeping the danger around?
It should be noted that, generally, these cities are smaller than most places, so a highly concentrated dangerous industry appears more deadly than in other places, statistically.
Nonetheless, if you or someone you love works in one of these areas be sure that they have the knowledge and regulations and enforcement in place to avoid death at work.