2019 Health care stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (3,920)

Occupations Total Percentage
Assisting occupations in support of health services 1,429 36.45%
Nurse supervisors and registered nurses 709 18.09%
Other technical occupations in health care (except dental) 443 11.30%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (1,840)

Occupations Total Percentage
Assisting occupations in support of health services 819 44.51%
Nurse supervisors and registered nurses 264 14.35%
Other technical occupations in health care (except dental) 205 11.14%

Causes

Top five causes for total injury Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 1,750 44.64%
Contact with objects and equipment 710 18.11%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 523 13.34%
Falls 500 12.76%
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 377 9.62%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 1,071 58.21%
Falls 284 15.43%
Contact with objects and equipment 170 9.24%
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 165 8.97%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 124 6.74%

Body Parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (3,920) Claims total Percentage
Back 819 20.89%
Hand 719 18.34%
Shoulder 441 11.25%
Top three body parts with time loss injuries (1,840) Claims total Percentage
Back 526 28.59%
Shoulder 255 13.86%
Multi 233 12.66%

Contact with objects and equipment is the other major cause of injury in health care.

60.42% of these injuries are to the hand

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

8.87% of these injuries are to the head

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

7.04% of these injuries are to leg

The most common of these injuries are due to struck against stationary object such as beds, bedding, mattresses.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the most common cause of injury in health care.

40.23% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are due to other overexertion such as health care patient or resident of health care facility.

21.09% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to other overexertion such as health care patient or resident of health care facility.

10.34% of these injuries are to the leg

The most common of these injuries are due to bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker.