Occupational Health and Safety Risk Factors for Rural and Metropolitan Nurses: Comparative Results from a National Nurses Survey

Nurses have been found to be exposed to a wide range of occupational hazards – particularly musculoskeletal injuries, latex allergies and needle-stick injuries. Concerns raised in research literature is that rural and remote workplaces pose further and unique demands and risks on nurses.

A survey conducted in February 2007 by the Office of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council (the Office of the ASCC) on occupational exposures in Australian nursing recommended that an in-depth comparison between rural and metropolitan participants of the survey be undertaken.

This report outlines the differences in perceived occupational hazards for rural or remote and metropolitan nurses that were found the 2007 in order to identify, inform and facilitate effective policy formulation and OHS intervention.

Publication Information

Topic: Nurses
Type: Research reports
Industry: Health and Community Services
Publication Date: 1/11/2008

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