Workplace Safety

Nursing facilities rank fifth in most dangerous workplaces

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Nursing facilities are the most dangerous workplace in Maine and the fifth most dangerous workplace in the U.S., according to a new study from an insurance company.

National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries

National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries

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Long-term care facilities should follow new standards from the American Nurses Association to eliminate manual handling of residents and associated worker injuries, the ANA said Tuesday.

Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved

Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.