You may already know that a garbage man (very few women still opt for this job) is dirty work that won't get you rich. (The average salary is $27,000 a year.)
But what most people don't know is that it's also incredibly dangerous work. Sanitation workers experience twice the fatality rates of police officers... Read More »
What makes a job dangerous and potentially fatal? It can be any number of factors, including the type of work and where it's performed. Last year, as the Labor Department recently reported, 4,609 people lost their lives on the job, a rate equal to 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 full-time workers.
While the... Read More »
Halloween is the time to speak aloud our gravest fears, and perhaps buy a Lycra bodysuit version of them for $24.98. CareerBuilder has joined in the festivities, surveying more than 4,300 U.S. workers about what they consider the scariest jobs. There seem to be some recurring themes, like those jobs that... Read More »
As a country, we might not be getting any richer, but we are getting safer -- and apparently a lot less hostile.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual report on workplace fatalities, 4,547 people died on the job last year. This preliminary number is slightly lower than the 4,551 fatal injuries... Read More »
I was stunned when I read the headlines that one of the scariest jobs in the United States today would involve protecting my retired schoolteacher mother and about 99,000 of her neighbors, friends and family in remote Hemet, CA. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ran major stories recently on how... Read More »
While many of us go to our jobs every day without even thinking that we might suffer a paper cut, there are thousands of other workers in peril every time they punch the clock. From inner city violence to acts of nature, professionals put their lives at risk to keep the community safe, keep store shelves stocked... Read More »