Healthcare Illness and Injury Statistics
The Health and Social Work Sector reports approximately 1400 injuries each year to the Health and Safety Authority. This accounts for nearly 20% of all workplace injuries reported to the HSA each year.
Reported incidents indicate three main accident triggers in the healthcare sector:
- manual handling (patient handling and handling of inanimate loads)
- slips, trips and falls (on the level)
- work related shock, fright and violence
Available statistics also indicate that Illness rates in this sector are also one of the highest.
For information on annual illness and injury statistics in the healthcare sector see:
Summary statistics healthcare 2015