From our Worker’s Comp provider.
What’s the most dangerous job?
That question has taken on an entirely new meaning in 2020. As the world continues to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, the nature of many jobs has changed—as have our conceptions of danger.
In previous years, occupations such as fisher, logger, and pilot have topped the list of the most dangerous jobs in America. Now, any job that takes someone outside of their home feels inherently perilous. And the hazards faced by frontline medical professionals seem especially scary. Can you imagine what it would be like to treat coronavirus patients all day?
Well, as it turns out, we’ll have to continue imagining until 2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data on fatal occupational injuries is always two years behind, meaning the latest numbers we have come from 2018. That year, as with the year prior, the most dangerous jobs in America were—you guessed it—fisher, logger, and pilot.