Workers in nursing and residential care facilities experienced the highest injury rates of any occupational setting in 2010, according to data (pdf) recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)….
…Combined, the health care and social assistance industry reported a higher injury/illness rate than any other private sector….
…Nursing and residential care facility workers employed in the public sector suffered even higher injury rates than their private-industry counterparts, the BLS report additionally found.
– Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – 2010
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, News Release, USDL-11-1502, October 20, 2011
– Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on increase of nonfatal occupational injuries among health care workers / OSHA to focus on improving safety and health at nursing home facilities
Source: OSHA News Release, 11-1638-NAT, November 9, 2011