Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features OSHA’s recent announcement of their campaign to raise awareness about hazards likely to cause musculoskeletal disorders among health care workers responsible for patient care, including sprains, strains, soft tissue and back injuries.
OHSA noted that in 2010, there were 40,030 occupational MSD cases in private industry nationwide where the source of injury or illness was a health care patient or resident of a health care facility. For MSD cases involving patient handling, 99 percent were the result of overexertion. The new program aims to provide stakeholders with information about methods used to control hazards. Find out more by clicking here!