Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C. - BCGEU

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar.

According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.