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Healthcare employee injury rate higher than construction, mining, and manufacturing

Hospital Safety Insider, December 8, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Labor Department statistics shows the healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of injury and illness among employees at 5.2 cases for every 100 workers.

Mining rates are at 2.3 per 100 cases, construction 4, and manufacturing, 4.4. The rate specifically for hospitals falls squarely at 7. Many of the injuries are back sprains, falls, and needle stick injuries.

Source: Pittsburgh-Post Gazette



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