Worker injuries and safety equipment in Ohio nursing homes.

Abstract

A survey of Ohio nursing homes was conducted in 2007 to examine whether injury rates were related to facility characteristics and availability of safety equipment. The median rate of injury in the 898 facilities was 5.7 injuries per 100 workers per year. Although 95% of the facilities had written resident lift-ing policies, only 22% of these were zero-lift… (More)

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