2018 Health Care Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (3,949)

Occupations Total Percentage
Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services 1,299 32.89%
Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses 798 20.21%
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) 441 11.17%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (1.749)

Occupations Total Percentage
Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services 738 42.20%
Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses 278 15.89%
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) 177 10.12%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Contact with objects and equipment
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Falls
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment
Top 5 Causes for Time Loss Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Contact with objects and equipment
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment
Exposure to harmful substances or environments

Body Parts

Most Common Injuries

Bodily reaction and exertion is the most common cause of injury in Health Care.

44% of these injuries are to the Back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion involving health care patients or residents of health care facilities.

20% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion involving health care patients or residents of health care facilities.

12% of these injuries are to the Leg

The most common of these injuries are from bending, climbing, crawling, reaching or twisting.

 

Contact with objects and equipment is the other major cause of injury in Health Care.

62% of these injuries are to the Hands

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by swinging or slipping needles and syringes.

9% of these injuries are to the Head

The most common of these injuries are from being struck against cabinets or shelving.

6% of these injuries are to the Arm

The most common of these injuries are from being struck against stationary objects.