Within the healthcare sector—which employs 12 million workers and is the second fastest growing industry in the US—rates of occupational injuries and illnesses among healthcare workers have increased over the past decade, while other industries have experienced a reverse trend.
PI: Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH
Working with patient care employees within two large Boston hospitals that are part of Partners HealthCare, Inc., Be Well, Work Well is:
- Assessing the feasibility of an integrated intervention designed to protect and promote health in order to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and improve health behaviors among healthcare workers
- Identifying factors in the work environment that contribute, over time, to reductions in MSD symptoms and improvements in safe and healthy behaviors. This work is focused on all patient care employees working across all patient care units within two large hospitals that are part of Partners HealthCare, Inc.