Health care is the second fastest growing sector in the United States economy and employs more than 18 million workers. Women make up almost 80% of the workforce in this sector. Health workers face a variety of workplace hazards, including needle stick injuries, back injuries, latex allergies, violence and stress. Although it is possible to prevent or reduce the exposure of health workers to these risks, today workers in this sector are increasingly exposed to occupational injuries and diseases. Occupational injury rates for health workers have increased over the last decade. In comparison, agriculture and construction, two of the most dangerous industries.
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