Occupational Hazard: What Are the Most Dangerous Things You Do Everyday?

There are many commonplace activities that put people in danger without them even realizing it. It is crazy to think of all the potential for disaster can occur just in everyday life. Here are several hazardous activities that you may be doing yourself.

Getting Out of Bed
Getting out of bed is something that everyone has to do, but by getting out of your bed, you have a 1 in 20,000 chance of fatally fracturing your skull by falling according to Rogers Bussey Lawyers. In addition, roughly 130 people are killed by falling out of their bed every year. This statistic seems unbelievable, but we all know it’s happened at least once.

Texting While Walking
Many individuals understand the dangers associated with texting and driving, however, there are probably not as many people who consider texting and walking a hazardous activity. According to an Ohio State University Study, there are at least 1,506 emergency room visits that resulted from a texting while walking injury each year.

Showering
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 16,000 people die each year as a result of injuries associated with falling out of a shower. Shower-related injuries are also the leading cause of emergency room visits for the elderly. A wet slippery tile floor is nobody’s best friend.

Cooking                                                                                                                                                             A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that roughly 17,000 serious accidents occur from gas grilling annually. 2,000 people worldwide, are also injured in the attempt to pry apart frozen foods each year.

Going to Work
Data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics showcases that roughly 4 out of every 100,000 employees will be killed in a work-related facility. Truck drivers, fisherman, construction workers, farmers, and forestry workers are the most at risk for a fatality associated with the workplace according to St. John’s personal injury lawyers.

Eating While Driving
According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, 80% of all car accidents and 65% of near misses are caused by eating behind the wheel. Drinking beverages, such as coffee, while driving was also included in these statistics.

Staring at a Screen
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed research that suggests that spending more than four hours each day in front of a screen can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by at least 113%.

These are just some of the everyday activities that put people in danger every day, and although you shouldn’t spend your days worrying about injuring yourself at every turn, you should definitely try to use safe practices to try and prevent injury when you can.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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