Posted on Dec 12, 2018
To the outside observer, healthcare operations like nursing homes and long-term care facilities may seem like relatively safe, low-risk workplaces. Unfortunately, this is not the case; employees of these facilities are exposed to some of the highest rates of work-related injuries across industries – even higher than dangerous operations like mining and manufacturing. As a result of the high injury risk, long term care facilities face significant expenses in workers’ compensation claims. In order to mitigate the costs, there are several factors that can be applied to make workplace conditions safer for employees of these critical facilities.