Dangerous occupations

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
High risk jobs
Exposure to violence at work

A 1997 survey in the UK revealed that 34% of nurses, 25% of security workers (including police), 21% of social and care workers, and 14% of teachers had been attacked on the job by the members of the public they were serving. A 1995 American study showed that health care, education and welfare work are among the most dangerous jobs for women. The rate of non-fatal assaults on American women in state government jobs in 8.6 times higher than the rate for women in the private sector; women in local government jobs are 5.5 times more likely to be assaulted than women in private sector jobs.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST