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February 1990

Nursing home aides experience increase in serious injuries

Martin E. Personick

Physically impaired and socially isolated, many residents of nursing homes greatly depend on nursing aides and other employees; in providing care the workers themselves incur disabling injuries, often to the back. This article - covering private nursing homes - is the first in a Bureau of Labor Statistics series focusing on "high-impact" industries, defined as those with the largest numbers of workplace injuries and illnesses, although not necessarily the highest incidence rates.

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