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Workforce Implications of Injury Among Home Health Workers: Evidence From the National Home Health Aide Survey

Journal Article
January 1, 2012

The direct care workforce ranks as one of the most frequently injured occupational groups in North America. Using data from the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey, a nationally representative survey, this article examines (a) the relationships between injuries and work outcomes for home health aides, and (b) the efficacy of employee training and supervisor support in reducing worker risk for injury.

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Key Takeaways

Home care workers who have experienced injuries on the job have lower job satisfaction and higher turnover intent.
Lower ratings of training and supervisory quality are associated with higher risk of home care worker injury.
Training helps reduce injuries, lowering organizational expenses (i.e. compensation, sick time, and turnover).

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