Hospitals dangerous to workers' health


Patients aren’t the only ones who need to worry about hospital conditions, according to a study by the advocacy group Public Citizen that calls on the government to tighten safety standards for health care workers. The study (http://tinyurl.com/safety-concerns) also wants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to inspect hospitals more. The study states that “the rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants was the highest in the nation in 2011, and more than seven times the national rate for all employees.” Meanwhile, “health care workers outnumber construction workers more than two to one, but OSHA conducts only about one-twentieth as many inspections of health care facilities as construction sites.”

Source: “Health Care Workers Unprotected: Insufficient Inspections and Standards Leave Safety Risks Unaddressed,” Public Citizen, July 17, 2013

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