Health & Aged Care

Workplace Health and Safety in the Health & Aged Care Industry

The health and aged care industry covers workers in hospitals, medical, pathology and allied health services, aged and other residential care. 94% of workers in this industry are covered for workers compensation. Between 2009 and 2010 14% of all serious injury claims were made by workers in this industry. In real terms this equates to 48 employees each day requiring one or more weeks off work due to a work related injury.

The most common forms of issues experienced in this industry includes :

  • Muscular stress
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Being hit by a moving object
  • Prolonged exposure to biological hazards

 

Source: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

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