There are certain professions that are inherently more dangerous than others. Certainly, any profession that involves dealing with the public can lead to dangerous altercations. The medical field can even be dangerous because patients -- or even those visiting them -- can become unstable, angry or even violent. Two recent incidents in California show just how easy it may be for nurses to be hurt, as two different nurses both suffered an injury on the job.
During this time of year, the heat can be as dangerous as any machine or tool used in any workplace. Without proper training, awareness or access to help, a work injury can lead to death when excessive heat is a factor. For one California farm, an order to stop operations has resulted from the death of a worker that may be due to the heat and lack of proper procedure.