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The Most Dangerous Job in the World

dangerous job in the world The most Once every year Santa Claus risks limb and life, facing serious occupational hazards to deliver presents to our children. This Christmas, spare a thought for Saint Nick who’ll endure RSI and fatigue (among other hazards). 822.6 deliveries per second Based on Estimates, every year Santa visits 378,000,000 houses. Many factors acting together lead to RSI * At an average rate of 3.5 children per household, that comes to 91.8 million homes. * Doing tasks with your arms * Working too fast. This means Santa's sleigh must move at 640 miles per second (3,000 times the speed of sound). * Santa has 31 hours to deliver his payload. This works out to 822.6 visits per second, and would include a lot of heavy lifting. * Not having breaks. * Long work hours. * Santa has about 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat snacks, jump back up the chimney, hop back into the sleigh, and move on to the next house. * Working in cold conditions. Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second. * No variety in the type of work you do. enters unloads eats 0.0001 secs 0.0002 0.0003 0.0004 Back injury In Australia, the most commonly reported long-term health conditions arising from injury are back or disc problems. These atcounted for half (50%) of the people reporting long-term conditions arising from injury at work. Freight Aviation . The rate of fatal accidents in general aviation is 3½ times higher than for air transport activity. In the past ten years, there were 236 people killed in 147 fatal accidents in general aviation. Top five accidents in sleigh aviation Santa's Frieght 1. Terrain collisions (e.g. ground strikes; wirestrikes) 2. Sled control (e.g. loss of control; unstable approach) 3. Reindeer Failure (e.g. partial and total power loss) 4. Aircraft/Sled separation (e.g. breakdown of separation) 5. Runway events (e.g. landing issues, icy runway; snow) Estimated weight: 353,000 tons Speed: 640 miles per second The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy (p/sec) each, burst into flames instantaneously creating deafening sonic booms in their wake. * Based on General Aviation statistics Christmas lights Before crawling up on the roof to string out the Christmas lights, think about poor Saint Nick. * Every year in the USA alone, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. * In Europe, 30 per cent of lighting sets were so poorly constructed they could give out an electric shock or cause a fire. Christmas light safety tips * Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bar wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets. * Always replace burned-out bulbs promptly with the same wattage bulbs. * Use no more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord. * Make sure the extension cord is rated for the intended use. Dog attacks in Australia 2009/10 vs 2010/11 4750 Dog attacks 4250- Aside from possible electrocuation, Santa must contend with thousands of household pets, including mans 4000 best friend. 3750 There's definite cause for concern, in Australia, the total number of attacks represented a 17% increase on the 4,381 reported in 2009/10. 3500 3250 To help Santa out, consider keeping your dog on a leash, this Chrismas Eve! 3000 2750 Other OHS Risks 2500 2009/2010 2010/2011 There are numerous potential accidents waiting at each stop, including region specific animal threats (like Grizzly bears, which are known to attract reindeer). Other risks include chimney abseiling, smoke inhalation, burns or even possible asphyixiation. Over indulgence It's estimated that around 80% of houses will leave out milk or beer, and Christmas pudding for Santa this Christmas Eve (around 300 million beverages that Santa will need to put under his belt).- This equates to about 1.5 billion kilojules (almost 180,000 times the recommended daily adult intake) or enough to last for more than 6 human lifetimes. In the United States the peak of heart diseases Lay off the buffet occurs during the Christmas season, particularly four to five days after Christmas Day. With such a high exposure to risk, experts in insurance have suggested Mr Claus talk to a broker about taking out comprehensive life insurance and income protection. With policies tailored to his specific situation he would be able to protect himself from the dangers inherent in his chosen profession. By investing in the right policies, Santa can be sure he gets given peace of mind this Christmas. lifebroker human victims animal victims

The Most Dangerous Job in the World

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Once every year Santa Claus risks limb and life, facing  serious occupational hazards to deliver presents to our children.


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