Dangerous work conditions can be psychological and physical

Nov 29, 2010

Desk jobs can pose hazards to a person's health

Firefighters and police officers aren't the only ones who face potentially hazardous work conditions. PC World recently released a list of jobs in the technology sector that possess conditions that can be either physically or psychologically harmful to workers.

On the psychological front, PC World notes internet content moderators spend hours scouring the web for pictures of child abuse, hate crimes and other forms of the worst in human actions.

In terms of physically hazardous work, communications-tower climbers also have a dangerous job, according to PC World. Workers climb towers and can fall, even if all proper safety precautions are taken.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4,000 people died from a work-related accident in the U.S. last year. Other occupations noted for having a high fatality rate by the BLS include the agriculture and forestry industries.

Those who work in jobs that consistently put them in potentially dangerous positions may want to consider purchasing life insurance. The coverage can help give the policyholder piece of mind in the event that an occupational fatality does occur.

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