All sectors have their share of dangerous jobs, although the level of danger varies greatly.
The risk level a person is willing to take is just like every hair on our heads.
Every dangerous job has the specific market-transport pilots, scuba divers, exploration astronauts, animal trainers or firemen, and emergency police officers.
A work that exposes an employee to risks that can cause harm, damage, or harm can be defined as dangerous.
Below is what makes them so dangerous and what to do if you get injured. We look at the top 10 jobs in America.
10. First-line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers
What they do:
Directly monitor and coordinate the work of landscaping or groundskeeping activities.
This may involve the revision of contracts for the identification of service, machinery, and labor needs.
They also respond to inquiries by potential customers into methods, materials, and market prices.
Why so dangerous?
In the United States, groundskeeping is one of the most dangerous jobs with a death rate of 18.6 per 100,000 workers.
But what’s surprising is that their supervisors are often even more at risk for serious injury or death.
These managing supervisors often work in higher elevated positions, and the most fatal injuries have occurred among workers on the worksite due to slips and drops.
9. First-line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
What they do:
Supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
Why so dangerous?
Crash, slip, and trip injury are the most common reason for severe damage and the second most frequent cause of death on the job.
Incidents involving transport like motor vehicle accidents are the biggest cause of mortality in the occupation.
8. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
What they do:
Ironworkers install and reinforce the bridges, roads, and other structures of iron and steel.
Help to increase the structural structures and structural frames, place them, and join the iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural components.
These workers can build tanks of metal storage and install buildings of prefabricated metal.
The ironwork can prove to be harmful. Cuts, sprains, overextensions of body, and falls are common injuries; falls can be deadly on high altitudes.
The ironworkers must wear safety equipment, for example, harnesses, hard hats, boots, gloves, and safety glasses, to help address these risks.
7. Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Managers
Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers manage the business in one of the largest and most productive agricultural sectors in the world.
They generate enough food and fiber to meet US demand and export requirements. Farmers and ranchers own and work mostly on family farms.
Agricultural managers manage the day to day activities on one or more farms, ranches, nurseries, timber-based farms, greenhouses, or other agricultural establishments for farmers, landowners.
All farmers, farmers, and agricultural managers concentrate on the business aspects of farm management, while their tasks and responsibilities differ greatly.
Farmers, farmers, and farmers frequently use large livestock and potentially dangerous agricultural equipment.
Animal injury, transportation incidents, and hazardous appliances are experienced in people in this field, all resulting in dozens of deaths in 2018.
6. Truck Drivers and Other Drivers
Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, ship, and drop off packages, shipments, large loads within a local region.
They operate trucks with a gross weight of 26,000 pounds (GVW) or less. Most of the time, they transport goods to businesses and consumers from the distribution center.
As these drivers spend hours on cargo transport, many of the injuries and deaths related to transport.
Light truck drivers have one of the highest injury rates and all occupations of illnesses. Workers can be injured by lifting and moving heavy goods and by car accidents.
5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
What they do:
Collecting and dumping waste or recyclable container materials into trucks. May truck drive too.
If I ask you about whats the dirtiest job in the world?
No doubt, an image of a waste collector on the rear of a garbage truck comes to mind after all, its job to handle your garbage all day long. But the job of waste and recycler is even more dangerous than dirty. Collecting and dumping trash bins for hours every day is, to say the least, physically exhausting, but even more dangerous is the but when you throw extreme temperatures into the mix it becomes even more dangerous.
Other potential dangers include: Hazardous Materials, Overhead Obstacles, Road Incidents
A roofer replaces, repairs, and installs roofs on residential or commercial buildings.
Normally, The roofing material used is metal, aluminum, wood, shingles, tiles, slate, and steel to a variety of materials.
Their primary objective is to scale a property’s tops for repairing leaky roofs, replacing broken tiles, or sealing areas to make them watertight.
Roofing is a physically demanding job as the professional have to work in hot, cold, windy, snowy, or rainy weather and good stamina to stand, climb, and walk carefully.
Roofers have one of the highest rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
And while fatalities are rare, roofers are experiencing one of the highest rates of occupational fatalities in all occupations.
Workers may slip or fall off scaffolds, ladders, or roofs, where most of their work is done.
They may be burned with hot bitumen, too. During the summer, roofs can get extremely hot, causing heat-related illnesses.
Most accidents and deaths can be prevented by proper safety precautions and equipment.
3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Pilots are highly qualified professionals who fly or carry out a wide number of tasks with aircraft or helicopters. Almost all airline pilots, co-pilots, flight engineers transport passengers and cargos on scheduled air carrier routes by operating fixed-wing multi-engine airplane aircraft.
To start a career as a pilot, one needs the certificate and rating of federal air transport for a specific type of aircraft (certification for passenger aircraft pilots and cargo pilots differ).
They also work with other crew members as part of a flight team, especially on departures and at landings.
Pilots that fly across many time zones international flights sometimes have fatigue called jet lag. Commercial flight involves safety hazards. For test pilots, flying new or latest aircraft could be dangerous. Crop dusters are occasionally exposed to harmful substances. Searching and rescue mission pilots face many dangerous challenges.
Flying does not create much physical stress, but it can cause considerable mental stress, as it is difficult for pilots to fly in poor weather conditions. In particular, when landing or departing the pilot must react quickly to problems.
2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
To catch and gather fish or other fish animals from rivers, lakes or sea for consumption by humans or other uses using webs, fishing cards, traps, or other equipment.
Commercial fishing and hunting can be harmful, resulting in injuries or fatalities at work.
Hunting and fishing workers often work under dangerous circumstances.
These workers often don’t have easy transportation to a hospital or a doctor because they could be at sea or in a remote area.
And while mortalities are uncommon, the number of work damages of fishing and hunting workers is one of the highest.
The majority of deaths of fishermen and related fishermen have been caused by drowning.
There could be injuries from malfunctioning fishing gear, entanglement in fishing nets and gear, slippery decks, ice formation, or large waves washing over the deck.
Flawed navigation and communications equipment and other factors could lead to crashes, shipwrecks, or other dangerous situations such as storms in vessels.
1. Logging workers
A logging worker is someone who cuts down full-grown trees, finishes them, and transports for further operations. Every year they collect timber from thousands of acres of forest.
Anything related to heavy timber, chainsaw, and woods can be dangerous.
Loggers spend all their time outdoors, sometimes in bad weather, sometimes in isolated areas which can make them mentally fatigued as well.
Modern machines have reduced some heavy yet important logging tasks like Lifting, climbing, and other difficult activities.
The dangers of falling trees and handling logs are constant dangers.
Despite the high emphasis of the industry on safety, logging workers are sometimes hurt at work. And while casualties are rare, fallers experience one of the highest rates of a work-related fatality. Most fatalities occur when a machine or object is in contact, such as a log.