If you’ve ever thought of becoming a lion tamer, then you’ll most likely have found that you didn’t entertain the idea for long before you came to your senses. Working as a lion tamer might well be an exciting and exhilarating way to win your bread, but unfortunately it is also very much a dangerous one and one that could easily see you injuring yourself. If nothing else, your health insurance would be through the roof.
Thus you probably put that idea to one side and instead took up a more normal job working in an office, or a shop or working in construction. The only catch? All those jobs have dangers too. And yes, that even includes office work. Read on to learn why you are never completely safe from harm no matter what line of work you are in…
Office jobs might seem rather static and mundane, which may then lead you to presume that they’re also very safe. The surprising part here though, is that it’s their very static nature that makes them potentially dangerous. Not moving is always going to be bad for you if it means staying in one position too long, and particularly if that position is one where you’re hunched over a desk. On top of that you have the danger of RSI from typing and of eyestrain.
The solution? Take regular breaks, make sure you are sitting comfortably and invest in a good desk set up.
There are countless jobs that involve driving in some capacity, and even office jobs from time to time will require you to drive to a business meeting, to a tradeshow, or just out to pick up milk. While it would be wrong to say that this was very dangerous, it still means you’ll be regularly travelling at high speeds and potentially at risk of crashing or having some other kind of accident. Make sure to drive safely, and maybe ask your boss to send you on a course. Oh, and never rush…
In construction there are many more things that can go wrong and many ways you can cause yourself or others harm – from machinery that goes wrong, to lifting things incorrectly, to getting in the way of traffic. The solution is to invest in workzone safety, through signs and traffic cones and by making sure that the site is always tidy and well maintained.
Working in a shop can’t be dangerous right? After all, you probably started when you were 16… Again though, there are a number of potential risks that you might not have considered. Working with the general public for instance can create a risk right away (if you get a drunken or violent customer for instance), while stacking shelves and cleaning isles can also lead to falls and problems. Make sure that the store has CCTV, that there’s always at least two people around, and that the layout conforms to health and safety regulations…
The catering industry is another one that seems safe until you consider that it’s actually just like working in a store again… only with piping hot food and knives.
Perhaps taming lions isn’t so bad…
Today’s guest author, Chris Morrison, is a financial consultant by profession. He provides valuable and efficient consultancy to the customers based on the years of experience and the in-depth knowledge he possesses. He avidly blogs as a hobby and give tips on managing one’s finances in his articles.
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