Thursday, May 22, 2008

Feeling Pain at Work?

A lot of workers, unfortunately, experience pain on the job.

The pain can obviously be linked to physical activity at work involving lifting, climbing and bending or be the result of accidents or compromised safety.

Killer Jobs: 10 Painful Professionas, looks at the top 10 jobs with the potential for the most pain for workers. Careers like Police Officers and Fire Fighters are listed as expected. Others, probably less expected, include musicians, bloggers and dancers.

Mitchell Freedman, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia says, "the instance of chronic pain goes up with job dissatisfaction - a feeling of helplessness about your job."

How painful is your job? Is the pain at work from physical activity, physical space or co-workers?

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