Most of us are aware, though we don’t think about it much, that there are certain industries and lines of work that are more dangerous than others when it comes to the risk of work-related illness and injury. While every profession involves some risks to health and wellness, nobody will dispute that an office worker has the same level of risk as an industrial worker.
Construction workers are among those who have the greatest risk of injury on the job, for obvious reasons. A recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics report looking at 2014 statistics bears this out. According to the report, construction workers are among a group of 10 occupations for which the risk of job-related injury and illness is the highest in the nation.