It only takes you a split second to reach the ground when you fall from a ladder, but your whole life can change in that time. Even if it's a short ladder -- six or eight feet -- you could suffer serious back, neck or head injuries. Higher falls could lead to paralysis, permanent injury and death.
Every job is important, but if certain jobs went undone, there would be immediate public outcry. Some of those jobs include, doctors, police officers, mail carriers and sanitation workers. Few other occupations work so hard and with so little thanks as sanitation workers.
As a nurse, you are extremely knowledgeable about your patients, but patients can be your greatest threat. One of the most dangerous things you can do is move heavy patients and equipment.