The Most Dangerous Government Jobs and Why They’re Riskier Than the Private Sector

Source: Mike Maciag, Governing November 19, 2013

Public-sector workers typically face a greater risk of suffering an injury on the job than other segments of the workforce. Read five key takeaways from new industry-level data. … Public transportation employees are far more likely to suffer an injury on the job than those working in most private transportation operations. Public hospital staff don’t have a hazard-free work environment, either. For police and fire personnel, the risk of getting hurt is even greater….