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Hospital staff injuries will go public with OSHA rule

from Modern Healthcare

Operating room nurse Bernadette Haskins, who weighs 125 pounds, says lifting immobile patients who are sometimes nearly three times her size makes the risk of injury a constant worry for her and her colleagues. "I love what I do, but the average weight of patients we take care of is about 300 pounds, and sometimes there's no extra help available," said Haskins, who works at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. more

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