Working in construction can be noisy, exhausting and hazardous. You are subject to potential dangers, such as loss of hearing or eyesight, falls, burns and other injuries.
Connecticut recently ranked as one of the safest places in the United States. Specifically, it was rated No. 6 in the nation for overall safety in a report by WalletHub. However, this report also points to workplace safety as an area that the state has a fair amount of room for improvement in.
Working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) is a dangerous job, requiring you to bravely put yourself in critical medical situations every day. It's no coincidence that EMTs suffer injuries more often than other occupations, according to the CDC. Over 22,000 emergency services personnel visit emergency rooms each year after getting hurt on the job. This number doesn't factor in workers who self-treat, see a non-ER doctor or suffer in private.