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The increasing occupational injury rate in nursing homes.

Authors
Jensen-RC
Source
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Das B, Mital A, eds., Philadelphia PA: Taylor and Francis, 1990 Jan; 2:569-576
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030738
Abstract
This investigation was undertaken to learn more about the kinds of injuries that contributed to the 44 percent increase in the lost-workday case rate for nursing and personal care facilities between 1980 and 1987. Using workers' compensation data from 22 states it was determined that the most apparent reason was an increase in sprain/strain cases. Of all claims from this industry, sprains/strains constituted 59.6 percent in 1980. By 1986 these cases had increased to 67.9 percent. Over half of the sprain/strain injuries involved the worker's back.
Keywords
Lost-work-days; Nurses; Nursing; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscle-tension; Back-injuries; Injuries; Ergonomics; Monitoring-systems; Statistical-analysis
Publication Date
19900610
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Das-B; Mital-A
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0850667488
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 10-13 June 1990. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research
State
WV
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