Can you guess the most dangerous job in America?

December 2013

Workload overload, boredom, and interoffice squabbles: Just a typical day in most of today’s workplaces.

Those issues are downright mundane, however, when compared to the challenges facing loggers, roofers and taxi drivers, whose lines of work are ranked among the 10 most dangerous in America.1

But, we bet you would have never guessed the most dangerous occupation if you haven’t caught an episode of “The Deadliest Catch,” a popular Discovery Channel program detailing the exploits of fisherman trolling the icy waters of the Bering Sea.

That’s right: According to the 2003 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary 2011 conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fishing is the most hazardous job in the United States.1

Not fishing on the high seas for a living?

If you’re a business leader, you’re probably still concerned about the effect common on-the-job injuries have on employees’ well-being, company finances and productivity.

Concerned? Talk with your HR department about implementing a worksite wellness initiative to prevent unnecessary injuries and accompanying stress.

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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary 2011, accessed November 26, 2013 -
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