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The increasing occupational injury rate in nursing homes.
Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety II. Das B, Mital A, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor and Francis, 1990 Jan; 2:569-576
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.
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
Das B; Mital A
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
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