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'Spit at or punched or poked': Sask. health staff top list of violently injured workers

More health workers in Saskatchewan are being compensated for violent on-the-job injuries than police or corrections officers, according to newly released statistics from the province’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
According to the board’s statistics on accepted claims, the top three groups of occupations that were prone to violent injuries between 2012 and 2016 were:

  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates.
  • Community and social service workers.
  • Registered nurses.

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