Nursing Home Worker Injuries: Highest Rate of Injury In Ohio
At Garson Johnson, we represent many employees of nursing homes that have been injured because they are required to manually lift their patients. This nursing home in Sandusky, Ohio invested in technology that has prevented countless work place injuries. Unfortunately, they are in the minority in the State of Ohio. Injuries to nursing home staff continue to be the highest rate of injury of any occupations in Ohio.
Researchers and government reports make clear that working as a nurse’s assistant is among the jobs with the highest reported rates of injury in Ohio and the country. Nursing assistants are hurt three times more often than the average worker, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To reduce injuries, advocates for nursing home residents say more must be done to make the job safer for nursing assistants and nurses. They have urged administrators to spend more money on lifts and on training.