What are the most dangerous jobs?

 What are the most dangerous jobs

Talking about more risky or more professionally risky jobs means that their actions pose a serious threat to the health and safety of workers. All countries are committed to developing guidelines in this regard, in order to reduce accidents and their consequences. In Spain, the regulations that apply at the general level are Law No. 31/1995, dated November 8, on the prevention of occupational risks. 

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 What are the most dangerous jobs?

This law defines, in article 4, occupational risks as "the possibility of a worker's exposure to certain harm caused by work. To classify the risk from the point of view of its seriousness, the probability and severity of the damage will be jointly assessed." 


5 high-risk functions 

Traditionally, one of the most dangerous jobs has been mining. Although stronger security measures are currently being taken, they are still important where accidents are the daily order, either because of the breakdown of facilities and the seriousness of the materials used, among other factors. 


Construction is another risky business, mainly due to mistakes that can occur on scaffolding that lead to a fatal fall. In addition, dealing with heavy machinery in this sector also requires precautions and knowledge is not necessary in other tasks, because the consequences of any minor malfunction can be serious. 


Similarly, other professions requiring a great service profession, such as firefighters, police or military, are also those that are considered high-risk. Both of the type of weapons they use, especially in the last two cases, in addition to the environment they have to deal with, make these functions unsuitable for everyone. 


One of the tasks that surprises a lot of people is usually those related to glass cleaners in large buildings. The height these professionals have to climb is an additional risk despite the fact that it is currently necessary to use the tools. 


On the other hand, there are also functions in this list where it is necessary to deal with chemical or toxic products, for example, for individuals working in nuclear power plants who are at serious risk to their health or those working on oil platforms. 


What are the risks that can be triggered in this type of work? 

People who choose these professions tend to get some benefits, whether economic or short-time, etc. However, despite these compensations, it is important to assess the risk of an accident. In fact, all workers are exposed daily to different types of risks to a greater or lesser degree. 


In the case of high-risk functions, the most harmful functions are bodily functions, where they can lead to accidents, diseases, physical problems, fatigue, etc. The causes vary depending on the situation they perform, although loud noises, extreme temperatures and highs can be highlighted ... Besides, psychological and social risks are also a major cause of concern because people's mental health is as important as their physical integrity. It is common for long-term diseases of all kinds to suffer.