Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in the U.S. economy, with over 19 million employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report (pdf). This fast growing industry expects a 15% growth of employment, or an addition of 2.4 million jobs by 2029 (BLS, 2021). Healthcare workers are at high risk for occupational hazards such as musculoskeletal disorders, needle sticks, and assault. In 2018, approximately 3.9 out of every 100 healthcare workers (Punnett et al., 2020) reported a non-fatal occupational illness or injury. Our research evaluates interventions that address upstream predictors of injuries and illnesses in the healthcare working environment.
CPH News & Views: Emerging Topics
- How does sleep quality impact safety and health, especially among shift workers, and what can be done to help? (pdf) - Issue #12
- Differences Among Nursing Homes in the Outcomes of a Safe Resident Handling Program. Issue #32
- Work-Family Conflict and Caregiving among Nurses: Can Self-Scheduling Ease the Burden? Issue #35
- Assault Among Nursing Home Workers and Frequency and Severity of Musculoskeletal Pain. Issue #41
- Trends in Resident Handling Equipment in Nursing Homes and Factors Associated with Consistent Use. Issue #46
- Non-Pharmacologic Intervention to Improve Alertness and Vigilance in Older Shift Workers. Issue #55
- The Role of Safe Patient Handling in Reducing Type II Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings. Issue #62
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