Like in any other workplace, injury also occurs in healthcare facilities, such as clinics, hospitals, and residential treatment centers. Nurses, doctors, nursing aides, and other healthcare workers may be at risk of getting into accidents or being exposed to diseases. The healthcare sector is also vulnerable to occupational hazards, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nurses get injured at thrice the rate of construction workers, based on a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Indeed, there are common injuries even in the healthcare industry, but they could be avoided easily if the issues would be identified and prevented.
Here are some ways to prevent workplace injury in the healthcare sector: