Thursday, February 17, 2011
that just sound terrible, though, if numerous bikers were riding over it at once? But then again, wouldn't you just love to listen to love to listen to Simon and Garfunkel’s 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).?
Overall, the average incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, requiring days away from work, was 117 per 10,000 full-time workers in 2009. You'd expect some occupations to have high rates, such as police and sheriff's patrol officers, who have a rate of 676, and firefighters, with a rate of 512. But can you guess an occupation with a higher rate than either cops or fire fighters? Try local government transit and intercity bus drivers. Their rate is 892.
"Bus drivers are exposed to a lot of force and vibrations when they are driving," said Karen Jacobs, clinical professor at Boston University's College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and former president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. "The next time you are on a bus, take a look at the driver. They are ... exposed to a lot of whole-body vibrations, which can be very detrimental to the body."