10 Most Hazardous Jobs In The US

Hazardous jobs ranked by the U.S. government are listed in this podcast. Hear if your career placed in the top 10 for 2014, the most recently tabulated year.

Commercial fishing, logging, farming and driving – any kind of vehicle work use – are hazardous jobs. Dan Clark reveals the list in this episode of The Safety Brief.

Also, see the link for a free, printable infographic on the 10 Most Hazardous Jobs In The U.S.


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Dan Clark: Are you in one of the most dangerous careers? Up next, I’ll give you the list of the 10 Most Hazardous Jobs In The U.S. Listen and you may decide to change careers!

Hi, I’m Dan Clark with The Safety Brief. We take on health and safety hazards in today’s demanding industrial and construction worksites, a service of Creative Safety Supply.

Oh, by the way, there is a cool, printable infographic of the 10 Most Hazardous Jobs In The U.S. linked in the transcript of this podcast.

Here’s a mouthful: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries — CFOI — did a count on all fatal work injuries occurring in the U.S. during 2014. The CFOI program uses diverse state, federal and independent data sources to compile the numbers. These are preliminary for 2014.

These jobs had the highest rate of fatals for full-timers.

10. First-line supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers.

9. Electrical power line installers and repairers.

8. Truck drivers and drivers/sales workers.

7. Structural steel workers and iron workers.

6. Farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers.

5. Refuse and recyclable material collectors.

4. Roofers.

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers.

2. Fishers and fishing workers. Over 80 workers per 100,000, died because of drowning or impact with heavy equipment.

1. Logging workers. This labor category had over 109 deaths per 100,000 full time employees. The primary culprits were felling trees, cutting equipment.

10_Most_Hazardous_Jobs_In_The_US-Creative_Safety_Supply-500x386These data for 2014 are preliminary. The Bureau Of Labor Stats will tabulate and release the final numbers in late spring of 2016.

That’s all for this episode, 10 Most Hazardous Jobs In The U.S.. Don’t forget, there’s a printable infographic of the 10 Most linked in the transcript of this podcast.

Join me again for more ways to stay safety compliant in today’s always-changing landscape of safety requirements. I’m Dan Clark of The Safety Brief, a service of Creative Safety Supply. Save 10 percent off your entire order at creativesafetysupply.com with coupon code BIG10.


Worker illustrations by Thom Cheney © ℗ 2015 Creative Safety Supply; Fatal work injury rate bar graph by Bureau Of Labor Statistics/U.S. Department Of Labor

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