A Valentine’s Day Job Hazard Assessment


By. Catherine Jones

Few activities pose greater hazards than falling in love! It all starts with a fall. Those who fall deepest in love fall hardest. When love enters your life it takes your breath away. Not only do you lose the ability to breathe, you risk breaking a vital organ – your heart. Cupid’s arrow can leave permanent scars. And then there’s the whole kissing thing. Think of the germs!

Music makers and singers are particularly adept at recognizing the hazards of love. Here is a brief quiz to see if you can figure out the songs from which the following hazards derive. Good luck:


Songs that Reveal the Hazards of Love

  1. I Fall to Pieces, by Patsy Cline
  2. Unchained Melody, by Hy Zaret
  3. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Otto A. Harbach
  4. You Take My Breath Away, by Claire Hamill
  5. Absence of Fear, by Jewel Kilcher
  6. Love Hurts, by Boudleaux Bryant


  1. What happens when a sweetheart doesn’t use a lifeline.
  2. What happens when you let a love song go unguarded.
  3. Why love and fire shouldn’t mix.
  4. Why sweethearts needs respirators.
  5. Proof that sweethearts are prone to risky behavior.
  6. Simply put: Why you should stay away from love.

Based on this evidence, on Valentine’s Day, we should all wear fall protection, a respirator and safety goggles. And stay away from persons evoking strong emotions.