What’s a more dangerous line of work? Scaling a 1,500-foot television tower? Flying a commercial jet? Working as an engineer or a nurse? You might be surprised.
Take a look at this video.
This drone footage gives you a real-life perspective on what it might feel like if it was your job to climb 1,500 feet into the clouds to service a TV tower. Scary, unsafe and risky, right?
Look closely, though, and you’ll see he’s wearing fall prevention gear. The worker likely went through endless hours of safety training so he adheres to stringent safety guidelines. You might be surprised that scaling a TV tower is not on U.S. Department of Labor’s list of most dangerous jobs.
A safe work environment doesn’t happen by accident. It happens when those in charge commit to fostering a safe work environment and then put procedures in place to be sure that it happens. Safety happens when employees are educated and able to make smart safety decisions throughout the day, whether they’re in a controlled work environment, like a warehouse, or in one that is uncontrolled, like the forest, where loggers work. Logging, by the way, ranks first on the list of dangerous jobs.
Safety is everyone’s concern
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Curious about the other most dangerous jobs in America? Here’s the Top 10 list, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Logging workers
- Fishers and related fishing workers
- Aircraft pilot and flight engineers
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors
- Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers
- Structural iron and steel workers
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
- Electrical power line installers
- Taxi drivers and chauffeurs