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Healthcare employee illness & injury rates - infographic

May 09, 2012 - Posted by Craig Frailey

In last week's blog, we explored the staggering statistics around workplace injuries and illnesses. The data showed that healthcare employees are more likely to suffer a work-related injury/illness than employees in sectors traditionally thought to be extremely dangerous -- such as mining or construction.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, infographic, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, hospital, bloodborne pathogens, workplace wellness

Workplace health & safety by the numbers - infographic

April 30, 2012 - Posted by Craig Frailey

In the past 3 years, we've seen a 42% increase in the number of workplace illnesses. In fact, 2010 data shows that 21% of all U.S. workers are hit by workplace illnesses.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, injury prevention, EHS, illness prevention, hospital, human resources, workplace wellness, safety culture, department of labor