04:35 10 Sep 2013
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendees have the highest rate of musculoskeletal injuries than workers in any other field
Source: USA Today
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendees who often exert themselves physically by lifting patients out of beds or pushing medical equipment have the highest rate of musculoskeletal injuries than workers in any other field, costing the U.S. about $7 billion annually, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By contrast, two of the most hazardous industries — agriculture and construction — are safer today than they were a decade ago, according to the CDC.
In a statement, OHSA wrote it does not have "resources to move forward on all rule-making necessary to address all the pressing workplace health and safety hazards."