Jobs of 2019
Jobs of 2019
In reality, those with the most dangerous jobs aren’t astronauts, super-spies, Avengers, or shark wranglers armed with lightsabers. They’re people doing the difficult and often undervalued work the world depends on—people like maintenance workers, farmers, construction workers, and truck drivers.
At the top of the list? Well, take a look for yourself:
Grounds Maintenance Workers
21.0 fatal work injury rate
Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
18.7 fatal work injury rate
Truck Drivers and Other Drivers
26.8 fatal work injury rate
Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Managers
24.0 fatal work injury rate
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
35.0 fatal work injury rate
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
33.4 fatal work injury rate
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
48.6 fatal work injury rate
45.2 fatal work injury rate
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
99.8 fatal work injury rate
84.3 fatal work injury rate
We can all do our part in protecting our economy’s most vulnerable workers. Go tell the pilots, roofers, loggers, and other high-risk workers in your life that you appreciate them. Especially those fishers (who, after all, aren’t that different from shark wranglers).
Then, commit to a safer—and more productive—workplace by implementing a systematic environmental health and safety program.
KPA can show you how.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019