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While helping others, EMS workers put themselves at risk

As an emergency medical service worker, you undoubtedly get great satisfaction from helping other individuals suffering from injuries or illnesses who need immediate attention. Often, your actions could allow those parties to receive life-saving treatment while on the way to the hospital. Though this type of profession may offer enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment, you could also face risks of injury yourself.

PTSD is an unseen stress factor for emergency workers

Emergency workers help people in crisis get the care they need quickly. When the job is done, victims of accidents and disasters are treated by a team of healthcare professionals in a hospital while the emergency workers return home. While most people see this routine as "just doing the job," emergency workers need help after traumatic events too.

Employers Have A Duty To Protect Workers From Weather-Related Threats

While all workplaces have their hazards, employees who work outdoors face unique weather-related threats. Everything from storms to heat can jeopardize worker safety. The Department of Labor has issued a reminder to employers of their duty to protect workers. 

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