The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs vs. Their Loss Costs
A 10 Most Dangerous Jobs list was produced by Careercast this week. I thought I would try to compare the list of jobs with the corresponding Classification Code and Loss Costs to see how well they match.
This effort may turn nightmarish if I have to combine and extrapolate 10 different class codes and rates for comparison purposes. I later found out this would not be an easy task. Oh well, I am committed to it now.
The loss cost codes will be from one unnamed state for comparison to the list. The loss cost rates may have to be combined and extrapolated as some jobs in the list cover more than one class code.
The method for tabulating the Most Dangerous Jobs was:
“Cross-referencing the 200 jobs tracked in the 2016 Jobs Rated report with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and various trade organization data, we found that the 10 most dangerous jobs in 2016 cover different industries: healthcare, transportation, civil service agriculture and construction.”
The most dangerous jobs for 2016 were (corresponding rate in parentheses):
- Construction Worker (5.81)
- Correctional Officer 7720 (1.95)
- Emergency Medical Technician (7.43)
- Farmer (2.79)
- Firefighter (4.82)
- Nursing Assistant (2.33)
- Police Officer (1.95)
- Taxi Driver (6.14)
- Truck Driver (8.67)
- Veterinarian (1.21)
The list ranks the riskiest jobs very well. The one I would have listed is Carpenter- but that could be considered #1 (Construction Worker)- possibly.
The corresponding rates (in the same state) indicated the job titles in bold were the riskier jobs when examining just the loss cost rates. Truck drivers are the more risky job title when using the list provided by Careercast.
Truck drivers seem to be the riskiest one in the above rankings.
The highest rate that I found in the loss costs list was Quarry—Cement Rock—Surface & Drivers. The corresponding rate was 24.99.
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