These 3 Occupations are Responsible for the Most Work Injuries

Here are the three industries that hold the highest risk for injuries and other health conditions.

Regardless of what industry you work in, you are always subject to a certain amount of risk.  That being said, certain occupations are more inherently risky than others.  Curious to learn about the three riskiest occupations?  Here are the industries that hold the highest risk for injuries and other health conditions.

1) Restaurant Kitchens

Working in a restaurant kitchen exposes you to a considerable amount of risk.  Not only do you face the threat of a nasty slip and fall, but you are also at risk for burns, cuts, and muscle strains.  While many injuries are the result of inattentiveness or accident on the employee’s side, other issues can be traced back to an employers failure to properly train a new employee or equip them with the proper safety gear (non-slip shoes, cut gloves, and so on).

2) Jobs Working with Heavy Machinery

Industries that require the use of heavy machinery, such as building, agriculture, warehouse management, and factory work, are also considered high-risk.  This is because handling heavy machinery, no matter how well-trained or experienced you are, is incredibly dangerous.  Not only can improper use put you at risk, but it also endangers your fellow workers and any third-parties that are on-site at the time the machinery is being used.  The best way to reduce the risk for heavy machinery accidents is by inspecting equipment for any defects or malfunctions, ensuring that employees receive comprehensive safety training, and carefully overseeing all machinery use.

3) Construction

As there are multiple forms of risk on a construction site, worker injuries are common.  While an accident can be as minor as a repetitive motion injury, they can also be as dangerous as falling from a great height.  Workers also face the risk of machinery accidents, muscle strains, and illnesses caused by exposure to toxic gases or other chemicals.  While it is impossible to eliminate every form of risk on a construction site, you can reduce risk with adequate training, safety inspections, and proper supervision.

These are the three industries that hold the highest risk for injuries and other health conditions.  If you work in a high-risk industry, then having the right workers compensation insurance is a must.  For assistance with your business’s coverage needs, contact the experts at PMC Insurance Group.  We are ready to get you the commercial coverage that you need today.

By PMC Insurance Group

Since 1996, PMC Insurance Group has worked to help independent agents grow their client base by offering workers' compensation solutions for a wide array of businesses. As one of the most distinguished workers' compensation wholesalers in the country, we have the tools and resources to help you create coverage programs for both small businesses and large accounts.