Newspaper vendors are exposed to a number of occupational risks. Newspaper vendors are required to bend, stretch and lift while performing their tasks. This can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain, shoulder injury, and rotator cuff injuries. Injuries from falls can result from dropping items or tripping over obstacles on the footpaths or roadways where delivery rounds take place. Oftentimes, vendors will operate vehicles for newspaper deliveries, which can lead to road accidents. To account for these risks, newspaper vendors qualify for fourth-class income protection insurance.
Status: High risk- insurable