Revealing the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Danger signIn a featured story in the Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, it was reported that the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the US are:

  1. Loggers
  2. Fishing workers
  3. Pilots, flight engineers
  4. Roofers
  5. Structural iron and steel workers
  6. Refuse, recyclable material collectors
  7. Electrical power line installers, repairers
  8. Truck drivers, mobile sales workers
  9. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers
  10. Construction labourers

The list was compiled by Financesonline which also indicated that the main reasons for fatalities on the job were:

  • transportation accidents (41 per cent)
  • homicide, violence and injuries by people or animals (17 per cent)
  • being struck by an object or equipment (16 per cent)
  • slips, trips and falls (15 per cent)

In Canada, () reports that the top five most dangerous industries based on fatality statistics from the AWCBC (Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada) are:

  1. Fishing And Trapping
  2. Mining, Quarrying and Oil Wells
  3. Logging and Forestry
  4. Construction
  5. Transportation and storage

What does this mean for disability management professionals?  How can we help to make a difference in these jobs and industries?  Is it about safety awareness/improvements?  Increased/better safety training?  Policy changes?  Shifting employer/worker attitudes?  Please share your insights.