Safety

Vital stats: Healthcare as a dangerous job

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 10, 2012

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics data on workplace injuries and illnesses in 2010, the healthcare worker injury/illness incidence rate of 5.2 out of every 100 full-time workers, is well ahead of the private construction sector, manufacturing, and natural resources and mining.

The OSHA Healthcare Advisor asked readers whether they considered their healthcare jobs dangerous. Here are the results.

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