Public Service is a dangerous job. No, really, it is!!
According to a recent Governing Magazine article the Public Sector typically faces a greater risk of suffering injury on the job than the Private Sector.
“Across all areas of local government, federal data estimates 6.1 nonfatal job-related injury or illness cases occurred for every 100 full-time employees in 2012. State governments recorded a rate of 4.4 per 100 workers. The situation is somewhat better in the private sector, where there were 3.4 cases for every 100 workers.”
It’s true, Public Safety is a dangerous job, but put that group to the side for just a moment and read further about the other public worker groups in peril such as transportation and state operated hospitals.
The Most Dangerous Government Jobs and Why They’re Riskier Than the Private Sector by Mike Maciag | November 19, 2013