Workplace injury rates in nursing homes continue to drop
Nonfatal occupational injury rates in both private and government-owned skilled nursing facilities decreased in 2015, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday.
Skilled nursing facilities operated by local governments had a injury and illness incidence rate of 7.2 for 2015, while those run by state governments clocked in at a rate of 12 injuries per 100 workers. While the latter rate is a .6% decrease from last year, state-run facilities still rank as the only sector across all industries with double-digit incidence rates.
Local government-run facilities reported 4,200 employee injuries in 2015, according to the BLS data. State-run facilities had 13,700 recordable injury or illness cases.
Click here to see the BLS' full workplace injury and illness report for 2015.