Workplace injuries and illnesses among nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
July 03, 2006
More than half of the work-related injuries and illnesses among nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides are related to overexertion.
Among workers in general, about a quarter of injuries and illnesses are the result of overexertion. Most of the cases of overexertion among nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides result from lifting patients.
This information is from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To find out more, see "Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities among Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides, 1995-2004," in Compensation and Working Conditions Online, June 2006.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Workplace injuries and illnesses among nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jul/wk1/art01.htm (visited August 09, 2020).
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