Added on: 28th Dec 2014
COAST GUARD SEARCH AND RESCUE
Coast Guards hold one of the noblest and most virtuous of jobs
around as it involves saving people’s lives. However, it can also be
a very dangerous place to work especially in instances where the
saviours themselves need rescuing. Coast Guards are exposed to
many harsh environments and dangerous situations such as natural
disasters, sea rescues, night rescues, etc.
Construction workers are constantly exposed to hazardous materials,
explosives, power tools and heavy machinery. Moreover,
construction workers are also exposed to all sorts of hazardous
environments such as underground tunnels, busy highways, building
sites, and great heights.
It should go without saying that handling wild animals is a
dangerous job. Most of the danger involves cleaning the animal’s
living quarters, feeding the animals and tending to their health needs.
You have to always be on your guard on this profession since one
wrong step could be the difference between life and death.
These workers are not only heavily exploited, but the rate of
worker injury is three time that of other manufacturing and processing jobs.
These injuries range from repetitive motion injuries to serious injuries
that require amputation; a result of the demand for speed at the assembly
line, where workers are required to slaughter up to 50 cattle per hour.
OIL AND GAS CREW
Oil and gas crew’s deaths and injury were listed as 27.1 per
100,000 workers during 2003-2010. Besides the dangers of
contusions from slips and falls, they are also confined to small areas
where they are required to pull flammable fluids out of the grounds and
separate extremely poisonous substances. They also have to climb
hundreds of feet into the air to work with heavy machinery.
Security guards help keep homes and business establishments safe
from robbers and trespassers. However, there is also a great chance that
they will have to face the intruders on their own putting their lives at
a considerable risk.
CEMENT AND CONCRETE MANUFACTURERS
Workers who frequently work with cement and concrete have a
high risk of suffering from cement burns and other respiratory illnesses.
Dry cement is a safe substance when it is still in its calcium oxide form.
However, once it is mixed with water, it becomes calcium hydroxide, which
is a heavily alkaline substance. Besides the danger of chemical burns,
they can also inhale the dust that comes from the cement, which can
cause respiratory illnesses.
While this is a very noble job, it is also considered to be one of the
most dangerous ones. Though firefighters are trained to be able to handle
fire situations, there is no guarantee that they will not suffer injury when
they engage burning buildings. Besides the fire, other occupational
hazards can come from smoke inhalation, falling debris, and
separation from team members.
Grain handling may not sound like a dangerous job however with a
fatality rate of 12 per 100,000 workers it’s anything but safe. It only takes
five seconds for a worker to become engulfed in flowing grain and
unable to get out; 60 seconds for the worker to be completely submerged
thus resulting in death by suffocation.