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Analysis of injuries to UK care assistants

An analysis of data from a sample of RIDDOR reported injuries sustained by care assistants, employed by Local Authorities in the Health and Social care sector between 2002-2003. The aim of the analysis was to gain a clearer picture of the factors that were contributing to these prevalent injury levels.

This report details the findings of the present analytical study based on 1848 RIDDOR reports, whilst highlighting limitations and offering recommendations for further research to gain more detailed insight into the contributory causes and circumstances. Report number HSL/2006/116.

Read the report [PDF 179kb]