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Industry profile: Health and Social Services Sectors

For health workers in acute care, continuing care, and home and community care sectors, the hazards are diverse. 


1680
time-loss injuries in 2016
28%
of all time-loss injuries in 2016

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  • Talking Ticks: Learn the steps to prevent Lyme disease this summer!
    Posted 3 weeks ago
    Ticks are a risk throughout most of the year, feeding whenever temperatures rise above 4 degrees Celsius. In the summer, however, larvae and nymphs become more active. This, coupled with heavier foliage in wooded areas and spending more time outdoors, mean humans are at an increased risk for contracting Lyme disease.
  • Putting all paws on deck for dog bite prevention
    Posted last month
    When it comes to potential risks in the workplace, dogs aren’t often the first hazard to come to mind. Yet, many jobs require that workers know how to safely deal with animals, both wild and domestic.

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