August 2, 2008
Unhealthiest Jobs in America
By Jackson, Dwayne
HEALTHY GRAPH You'd think that being an editor/ writer for M&F would be a fairly healthy, low-risk job. After all, it's our job to work out, eat smart, live healthy and write about it. Yet it turns out we, along with all other office/ administrative staff people, have one of the riskiest jobs in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They studied the number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that caused workers to miss at least one day of work in 2006. This graph shows some of the occupations with the highest incidence of injury and illness. Go to bls.gov to find out more.- DWAYNE JACKSON, PHD Copyright American Media, Inc. Aug 2008
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