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Did you know that, according to OSHA, a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? It is more hazardous to work in a hospital than in construction or manufacturing. On average, U.S. hospitals recorded 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees in 2011. That is almost twice the rate for private industry as a whole! Nearly half of injuries resulting in days away from work are caused by over-exertion or bodily reaction, which includes lifting, bending or reaching, usually related to patient handling. Sprains and strains account for the other half.

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