Monday, November 15, 2010

The Risks Of Public Service

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil servants run a significantly higher risk of job-related injuries than private employees. 1.85% of public employees require time away from the job due to workplace-related injuries and/or illnesses, as compared to 1.06% for private firms.

The occupations with the highest occurrence of workplace-related injuries and/or illnesses are:

  • Transit and intercity bus drivers

  • Law enforcement officers

  • Emergency response workers, such as firefighters

  • Nursing aides and orderlies

Understandable, given the natures of said professions.

Yet another reminder of why CSE serves the people who serve the people.

They deserve it.

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