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Wellness Mat

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders including back injury and upper extremity disorders are the most prevalent, most expensive and most preventable workplace injuries in the United States today. Compared to other private industry sectors, the medical, economic, and social costs of work-related musculoskeletal disorders or ergonomic injuries in the healthcare environment are particularly serious and warrant special consideration.

The most recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) summary statistics indicate that nursing aides, orderlies and attendants, along with two other occupations (truck drivers and nonconstruction laborers), account for one out of five musculoskeletal disorders reported nationally in 2001. The American Hospital Association has stated that work-related MSDs account for the largest proportion of Workers Compensation costs in hospitals and long-term nursing home facilities nationwide. In addition, the American Nurses Association reports that ergonomic injuries occur in nurses at a rate that is twice that found in the general working population.