Coronavirus has impacted everyone around the world somehow. It may be a large impact or a small impact, but coronavirus has changed the shape of the future. One of the most obvious ways it has done this is with the workplace. Some industries are more dangerous than others right now due to their essential nature and the fact that it may be impossible to implement with social distancing. These are three of the most dangerous industries to be aware of during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the top of the list are those who work in healthcare. This includes the miracle workers working the front lines, such as doctors, nurses, and receptionists. This also includes those who may not get thought of as much, such as the laundry workers, janitors, lab technicians, and cafeteria workers. Because all the hospitals need to remain open, all the positions in healthcare are essential. It is nigh unto impossible to do clinical work from home, which is why healthcare is one of the most dangerous industries to work in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The food industry is another dangerous industry to work in during the coronavirus pandemic. People still need to eat, even if they’re working from home. The food industry includes those working in restaurants, delivery services, and food processing plants. There are many factors that make food processing an especially dangerous job. In food processing plants, while workers may wear gloves, they use those gloves to touch the same piece of meat repeatedly, on a line with other workers who are in very close proximity, which is why food processing plants have become hotspots for the pandemic.
Another dangerous industry to work in is the public transportation industry. People rely on bus drivers, train drivers, and all other kinds of drivers to get them to work. Drivers meet other people all day every day, and it can be hard to maintain social distancing. Not everyone who comes on the bus or subway will be wearing a mask, which can make it even more dangerous for the drivers as the virus can live on surfaces for days—long after an infected person has left.
While the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s important to try the best you can to be safe. Of course, there are industries that are more dangerous to work in during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, those who work in these industries will need to take extra precautions to keep themselves safe.
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