The dangers of being a patient in a hospital have been widely reported, making headlines on television, in print and online. Unfortunately, the dangers of working in a hospital are not as well known to the public. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of hospital employees' illnesses and injuries is twice that of private sector employees.
Hospitals are large institutions with a broad range of occupations and departments, all with their own hazards. Health care workers are not the only ones at risk for injuries and illnesses; all hospital employees are exposed to dangerous working conditions every day.