How safe is your workplace?
And do some jobs inherently place workers in more danger than others?
For Some Workers, the Job Is a Health Hazard
The term “essential worker” has taken on new meaning in 2020. Jobs never given much thought or respect we now know we cannot live without. Our society cannot function without those jobs or the people who do them.
In addition to developing a new appreciation of some professions, we also better comprehend the health hazards these workers face daily.
This begs the question, what are the best, and worst, jobs for worker health and safety?
This University Magazine article lists the five worst jobs for worker health. Some of these are not surprising given what we know now.
Medical professionals and firefighters (first responders) we know expose themselves to disease and danger. Additionally, with sitting being the “new smoking,” desk workers and drivers whose jobs require them to be sedentary are at risk.
You may be surprised to learn that Zen Business lists general real estate workers near the bottom of their healthiest workers and miscellaneous manufacturing workers near the top of their unhealthiest workers.
In addition to looking at the overall health of workers and sick days, the article also compares industries with the highest and lowest rates of health insurance coverage. Are you surprised that people in public administrative jobs have slightly higher rates of health coverage than hospital workers? Or that people working in food and beverage stores have higher rates of coverage than those working construction?
Whatever field you work in, the Keating Agency wants you, your co-workers, and your family to be as safe as possible. If we can provide guidance or assistance, we are more than happy to put our 50+ years of experience to work for you.
As your local, independent insurance agent, the Keating Agency is here for you. Give us a call.